Sources: Office of White House Press Secretary; Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), Washington, D.C.
The two leading groups tracking federal transportation construction funding and policy issued statements favorable to President Obama’s nomination of Charlotte (N.C.) Mayor Anthony Foxx to succeed Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
Sources: Oldcastle Architectural, Atlanta; CP staff
Already a key Oldcastle Architectural business, Adams Products Co. has significantly expanded its eastern Carolinas footprint to the west, assimilating masonry and materials assets from a familiar source.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
Evolving nine Regional Work Plan Meetings held annually across the country, NRMCA is adding an educational component to newly branded Regional ConcreteWorks events, geared to members and representatives of state affiliate groups, American Concrete Pavement Association and Portland Cement Association.
Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Anne Ellis, FACI, was elected ACI 2013-14 president during the group’s spring meeting in Minneapolis. Prior to joining AECOM in Springfield, Va., as vice president, Government Initiatives, she represented the concrete and cement industries as National Ready Mixed Concrete Association applied engineering manager and Portland Cement Association regional structural engineer. During 30-plus years of architectural, engineering and construction experience, she has served as design engineer or manager with firms including Martin, Cagley & Middlebrook and Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas.
Source: Office of the Chief Army Reserve
Brigadier General Tammy Smith presided over a signing ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va., initiating an Army Reserve and National Precast Concrete Association partnership targeting employment opportunities between NPCA members and Army Reserve soldiers and their families.
Source: McGraw-Hill Construction, New York
Of contractor respondents to a survey behind a new McGraw-Hill Construction study, 92 percent representing firms with over 500 employees report having fully inclusive and widely observed safety programs, nearly double smaller firms’ rate (48 percent).
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Central Concrete Supply Inc., San Jose, Calif.; CP staff
The first NRMCA-certified Environmental Product Declaration covers nearly 1,500 concrete mixes produced at eight San Francisco Bay Area plants owned and operated by Central Concrete.
Sources: McNeilus Cos., Dodge Center, Minn.; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
Corps officials staged a ceremonial mix placement April 19 in Russell Springs, Ky., to mark completion of the $594 million Wolf Creek Dam Remediation project, where nearly four years of 24/6 concrete deliveries have netted a work platform bearing on upwards of 1,200 piles.
Sources: Votorantim Industrial S.A., São Paulo; CP staff
The ultimate parent company of Toronto-based Votorantim Cement North America (VCNA) has outlined acquisition and management strategies to follow an initial public offering for shares of its multinational cement, concrete and aggregate business, Votorantim Cimentos S.A., trading on the São Paulo Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.
Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association; Library of Congress
Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) have introduced the Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education and Promotion Act of 2013 (H.R. 1563), identical to legislation (S.429) Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) unveiled in February.