Teamsters organize fifth Cemex ready mixed plant in SW Florida

Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 79, Tampa, Fla.; CP staff Teamsters Local 79 has prevailed in an election to serve as bargaining agent for drivers at the Cemex Port Charlotte, Fla. ready mixed concrete plant—continuing an organizing streak from 2020 in during which the union secured representation at four plants the producer operates in Ft. Myers and Naples. 

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Central Casting

With Covid-19 safety protocols firmly engrained for nearly a year, work continues on schedule at one of the highest volume precast, prestressed concrete yards in North America: the Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture (DFJV) Pre-Cast Facility, Hanford, Calif. The 40-acre operation abuts expansive almond tree parcels along the midpoint of a 60-mile route defined in the design-build California High-Speed Rail Authority Construction…

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MANUFACTURERS – JANUARY 2021

Kentucky-based Charah Solutions Inc. has sold Allied Power Holdings LLC, a subsidiary engaged in maintenance, modification and repair services to the nuclear and fossil power generation industry, to an affiliate of Bernhard Capital Partners Management, the company’s majority shareholder, in a $40 million cash deal.

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ORGANIZATIONS – JANUARY 2021

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association has announced new Board, Associate Board and Young Leaders Development Group officers and directors, all for two-year terms. During a late-2020 virtual meeting, Bob Housel of Masters RMC Inc. was elected chairman, Jeff Detwiler of New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. vice chairman, and Jamie Stilley of Amerikohl Aggregates Inc. secretary/treasurer.

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PRODUCERS – JANUARY 2021

LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich, is breaking new ground in financing instruments among heavy building materials operators. Investors in its 850 million-euro ($1.03 billion) sustainability-linked bond will earn a higher coupon upon 2031 maturity should the producer not meet a primary objective—cutting net carbon dioxide emissions per ton of cementitious material output—by the end of the decade.

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Internal curing, recycled rock, SCC, MOE topics join key ACI reference

The American Concrete Institute has expanded the scope of ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, to include internal curing, mineral fillers and recycled aggregates, along with evaluation requirements for elements cast with self-consolidating mixes and structures with defined modulus of elasticity requirements. Compliance details have been updated to align with ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete—providing clarity on…

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