Sources: McInnis Cement, Montreal; CP staff
Rhode Island and Providence officials joined McInnis Cement executives for an early-August groundbreaking at the deep-water Port of Providence, where the producer is building a 30,000-plus ton capacity terminal linked to its Port-Daniel-Gascons mill under construction in eastern Quebec.
Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff
The Labor Department characterizes a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California decision against a Cement Masons Southern California Trust Funds trustee and attorney as a “victory for whistleblowers.” The court found that trustee and Cement Masons Local 600 business manager Scott Brain and trust counsel Melissa Cook violated two Employee Retirement Income Security Act sections when they caused the firing of Cheryle Robbins and Cory Rice.
Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 853, Oakland, Calif.; CP staff
Teamsters Local 853 reports a tentative agreement with major northern California ready mixed producers Cemex and Central Concrete Supply following a marathon August 7 bargaining session. The union will formally present the producers’ offer to rank & file on August 14, the contract containing “significant wage and benefit increases while holding fast on other terms and conditions the employers attempted to modify.”
Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff
The 10-member LafargeHolcim Executive Committee has been realigned to reflect an evolved global cement, aggregate and concrete production asset portfolio, and close an integration phase commencing with the July 2015 Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger. Representing the Western Hemisphere are region heads Pascal Casanova, North America, and Oliver Osswald, Central & South America.
Source: ProTrade Publications, Eugene, Ore.; CP staff
Registration is open for the seventh annual Concrete Decor Show, September 25-29 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. The event will feature decorative concrete workshops and seminars by leading industry authorities, plus a September 27-29 trade show with indoor or outdoor displays and demonstrations.
Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff
ASTM C1782/C1782M, Specification for Utility Segmental Concrete Paving Slabs, determines the minimum flexural strength, dimensional tolerances, and freeze-thaw durability requirements for 12- to 48-in. square products.
Sources: Headwaters Inc., South Jordan, Utah; CP staff
In a third-quarter earnings report, Headwaters notes 8 percent revenue and 11 percent EBIDTA gains against the same period in 2015, while projecting near-term strengthening of fly ash and other coal combustion products (CCP) shipments, the core of its Construction Materials business. “As we develop additional sources of [fly ash] supply, we forecast 2017 volumes in the range of 6.1 to 6.5 million tons, a 9 percent to 20 percent increase over 2016 projected volumes,” the company tells investors.