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Atlas Block moves first on concrete masonry Environmental Product Declaration

Responding to architectural/ engineering/construction interests’ increasing scrutiny of project specs and their environmental impacts, Atlas Block Co. Ltd., Midland, Ontario, has issued an Environmental Product Declaration—the first for a concrete masonry unit molded in North America.

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Belgard molds Mega-Tandem Wall block

The Mega-Tandem Mass Retaining Wall (MRW) block offers a versatile system with the natural look of stone, plus size and mechanical features enabling construction of walls up to 15-ft. high and gravity walls up to 10 ft. without reinforcing.

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Site challenges Cemex drivers with 3,000-ft. reverse commute

A traffic-alleviating project in one of Cemex USA's key markets has required mixer truck drivers to execute inordinate back-up distances to unload mixes. The project to which the company is supplying 65,000 yd. of specialty ready mixed concrete is the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel, connecting Oakland to Orinda, Calif. However, in order to transport the material inside the tunnel, mixer trucks had to be driven 3,000 ft. in reverse on a narrow one-lane road.

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Oldcastle parent CRH sets chief executive transition

Albert Manifold, chief operating officer and board member for Dublin-based CRH Plc since January 2009, will become chief executive in January 2014, succeeding Myles Lee, who is retiring after 32 years with the company—the last five at the helm.

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Cemex launches global assessment, engineering, maintenance service

Monterrey, Mexico-based Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V., announced recently the launch of Cemex Global Solutions, a service from the company that leverages over a century of industry-leading expertise to provide customers with a full range of technical services for the cement, ready-mixed concrete, and aggregates industry.

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