State-Wide Concrete Pumping of Ohio inaugurates Autocar DC-64P model

Sources: Autocar LLC, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Columbus, Ohio-based Statewide Concrete Pumping Inc. has deployed the first commercial Autocar DC-64P, upfitted with a Schwing America 38-meter boom pump. The truck manufacturer announced the model and mixer- or dump-grade DC-64 companion in late 2019 as part of a severe-duty vocational series. The DC-64P offers concrete pump operators a conventional truck alternative…

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Rising to the occasion of substation flood protection

FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) has completed specially designed, 4-ft. flood walls to protect the Sussex and Canoe Brook substations in Sussex and Essex counties, N.J. The structures are engineered to help curtail power outages by preventing water from reaching substation property and equipment.

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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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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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