MANUFACTURERS – MAY 2020

The Roanoke Cement Co. Troutville, Va., campus has earned Gold certification under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) rating system. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc., TRUE helps facilities define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource efficient.

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2020

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The American Concrete Pipe Association has named Michael Kremer, MBA, as vice president of Marketing, a newly created position to advance the association’s efforts to meet the critical need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure. He will lead the development and implementation of marketing strategy, messaging and materials that support ACPA’s mission and industry objectives.

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PRODUCERS – MAY 2020

Dallas-based Eagle Materials Inc. has sold its Mathews Readymix and Western Aggregates operations in northern California to Sacramento producer and contractor Teichert Inc. The Mathews assets include three batch plant locations and 26 trucks; Western Aggregates’ vested-rights-to-mine cover 3,900 acres and span reserves of 900 million-plus tons. The $93.5 million deal anticipates Eagle Materials’ split into two public companies—a cement-centric namesake and wallboard-centered American Gypsum—originally scheduled for the second half of 2020, but subject to a revised timetable based on recent investor guidance.

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Command Alkon, HCSS, Infotech keep drivers, contractors at social distances

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Command Alkon and Sugar Land, Texas-based software provider Heavy Construction Systems Specialists are leveraging their existing program integration partnership to expand safe social distancing capabilities on jobsites. The combination of Command Alkon eTicketing Essentials and HCSS Trucking programs, available free of charge through year end, will help automate material and truck ticket collection and curtail the need for paper-based, person-to-person processes.

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Hard hat sensor, transmitter assures social distancing and contact tracing

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A new Internet of Things-styled wearable device automates relay of attendance records to a cloud platform and provides distancing alerts and contact tracing capability for construction, heavy industrial and manufacturing workers. Triax Technologies’ Proximity Trace offers added workplace protection during the Covid-19 pandemic, developers note, and helps companies get crews back to work safely while addressing recommended social distancing practices.

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