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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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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Jensen Precast closes on EnCon United plants in Washington State

Sources: Jensen Precast, Reno, Nev.; CP staff Jensen Precast has acquired the EnCon Northwest LLC and EnCon Washington LLC precast concrete plants in Camus and Puyallup, Wash. The deal provides Pacific Northwest infrastructure customers with direct access to the suitor’s portfolio of utility vaults and pull boxes, box culvert, stormwater systems, highway barriers, pump stations, underground enclosures, and earth retention…

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Argos USA, liability heir, cooperates in feds’ concrete price-fixing investigation

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division; CP staff Argos USA has entered a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) resolving a DOJ Antitrust Division charge of conspiring to fix prices, rig bids and allocate sales for ready mixed concrete in Savannah and neighboring markets under U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia jurisdiction. 

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Concrete Technology, WSDOT push the envelope with record 223-ft. girder

Sources: Washington State Department of Transportation; CP staff Washington State DOT and Guy F. Atkinson Construction have mapped a two- to three-week January schedule to place the final precast, prestressed concrete girders for the three-span, southbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma. To eliminate piers along BNSF and Union Pacific rail lines paralleling the water, engineers enlisted Federal Way,…

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LafargeHolcim measures building enclosure prospects in Firestone deal

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff LafargeHolcim projects a second quarter closing on a $3.4 billion deal for Nashville-based Firestone Building Products (FBP), the largest acquisition in the company’s five-year history and one stretching well beyond its cement, aggregate and ready mixed concrete production competencies. With a full range of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), thermoplastic polyolefin, PVC, asphalt and…

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