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Bright Ideas in X-ray spectromicroscopy research at Advanced Light Source

The Advanced Light Source (ALS) is a third-generation synchrotron, a specialized particle accelerator that generates bright beams of x-rays for scientific research. It is located in a building originally designed in the 1930s by Arthur Brown, Jr.—architect of the Coit Tower in San Francisco—to house Ernest O. Lawrence’s 184-in. cyclotron.

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Terver, Ruiz gain expanded roles in Holcim Ltd., U.S. operations

Holcim (US) Inc. President and CEO Bernard Terver has joined the executive committee of Swiss parent, Holcim Ltd., and will assume responsibility for a new Group region encompassing the U.S. and Canadian namesake businesses, Aggregate Industries (US) and (UK).

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Clark Pacific adds fourth California plant in Hanson Structural asset deal

Already a major player in West Coast architectural and structural precast solutions, Clark Pacific has closed on the California assets of Hanson Structural Precast: a flagship plant in Irwindale and 80-acre industrial-zoned site in Adelanto.

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Goodin to succeed MDU chief, Knife River veteran Hildestad

Terry Hildestad will retire in January after six years as president and chief executive officer of MDU Resources Group in Bismarck, N.D., capping a 38-year career that began with the company’s Knife River Corp. subsidiary. Following his 1991 appointment as president, he oversaw Knife River’s expansion in aggregates, ready mixed concrete and road-building businesses, from the Dakotas to the West Coast and to Iowa and Texas. Construction materials emerged as a complimentary business to parent MDU’s core utility and energy operations.

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