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Columbia Machine measures double-digit energy efficiency gain

During an 18-month power audit and management program involving Clark Public Utilities, Vancouver, Wash.-based Columbia Machine has reduced energy use per unit of output, or energy intensity, by 16 percent. The products machinery, handling system and batch plant manufacturer measures energy usage using a statistical model factoring production volumes and past energy usage against current consumption.

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NRMCA certifies three Titan America Virginia facilities

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association recently certified the first four concrete plants in its new Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Program, with member company Titan America having three Virginia operations certified: Clear Brook Ready Mix Concrete Plant, Clear Brook, at the Silver level; Suffolk Ready Mix Concrete Plant, Suffolk, at the Bronze level; and, Bryan Park Ready Mix Concrete Plant, Richmond, at the Bronze level. The fourth plant is Unibeton's Mussafah Ready Mixed Concrete Plant, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at the Silver level.

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Pennsy case judge: Business agent ‘clothed’ with negotiating authority

In a decision affirming a union official’s contract-negotiating authority as determined in past National Labor Relations Act cases, Administrative Law Judge John Clark has ordered Teamsters Local 771 to abide by terms of a collective-bargaining agreement and side letter finalized in April 2010 with Pennsy Supply Inc.

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CSA, codes enable Lafarge Canada to up limestone content in cement

In response to ever-increasing market demand for sustainable building solutions, Lafarge North America has recently introduced a new portland-limestone cement (PLC) commercial offering in Canada. Widely used in Europe for over 25 years, PLC is a new category of cement that provides performance similar to conventional portland cement with up to 10 percent less CO2 emissions.

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Employers face November deadline to display organizing rights poster

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a Final Rule that will require employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act as of November 14—75 days after the agency published the rule in the Federal Register.

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