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Pumping group expands safety resource library, hand signals reference

The American Concrete Pumping Association has announced new and updated materials to provide concrete pumpers and contractors the most up-to-date resources for safely working on the job site. They complement the association’s robust safety library and are available for free download at www.concretepumpers.com.

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Ward to succeed Europe-bound Lehigh Hanson CEO Morrish

A HeidelbergCement AG Managing Board succession plan will see an early-2020 C suite shift for the North American and European businesses: Jon Morrish, chief executive officer of Texas-based Lehigh Hanson Inc., will head Western and Southern Europe cement, aggregate and concrete operations; successor Chris Ward will transition from his post as Canada Region president. A U.K. native who joined Hanson Plc in 1999, Morrish led the Lehigh Hanson South Region ahead of taking the helm in 2015. Ward has progressed in various management roles since joining Hanson Building Materials America in 1996.

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NRMCA Chairman, Committees honor annual award recipients

Convening in Tampa, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association committees and divisions recognized individuals and groups for association and industry contributions. Concrete Products joins NRMCA in saluting those honored at the 2019 convention, by AWARD:

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Moreau takes over for Edwards at LafargeHolcim U.S. ACM

Jay Moreau has transitioned from Martin Marietta senior vice president of Operations Services to LafargeHolcim U.S. Aggregates and Construction Materials chief executive officer. He will oversee one of the top producers in ready mixed concrete, sand & gravel, crushed stone and asphalt—encompassing Aggregate Industries Management and sister operations brought under one umbrella following Lafarge North America and Holcim (US) Inc. parent companies’ 2015 merger.

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ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council brings the future faster

In the mid-1990s, leaders urged the concrete industry to fundamentally improve itself to meet the challenges of the upcoming millennium. In response to their call, several industry groups developed and implemented strategic plans and initiatives that dramatically changed the entire concrete industry, such as the Ready Mixed Concrete 2000 and Precast Concrete Institute 2010 movements. Supporting these industry-wide initiatives from the start was the work performed by the American Concrete Institute Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC). SDC members resolve issues that often hinder new technology acceptance within the concrete industry. Through SDC’s leadership, the lead time for acceptance of a new idea from its initial proposition to either code acceptance or standard practice can be reduced.

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