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Applications open for 2018-19 CIM Executive MBA Program

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff

The Concrete Industry Management program is accepting applications for the next cohort of CIM Master of Business Administration degree candidates until November 1. Offered through the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University, the program will run in seven-week blocks and combine distance learning, webinars, plus two on-campus visits.

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Study contrasts Indiana Limestone vs. cast stone performance, life cycle costs

Sources: Indiana Limestone Co., Bloomington; CP

A new study from a quarry operator whose signature product clads The Pentagon and Empire State Building examines distinctions between dimensioned limestone and cast stone fabricated from vibratory dry tamped or wet-cast methods. 

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Report reveals precast/prestressed plant carbon, energy and water metrics

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

Through eight quarters of North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program (NAPCSPP) data reporting, PCI producers are establishing representative baselines in carbon dioxide emissions and resource consumption. “Members in the NAPCSPP have reduced waste and energy and water use,” says PCI Sustainability and Publications Director Emily Lorenz. “That’s good for the environment and good for their bottom line.”

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CIM patrons call for donations to 2018 auction at World of Concrete

Source: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Concrete Industry Management program supporters have begun pooling equipment, tool, travel package and other donated items for the 2018 CIM Auction, January 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Customarily scheduled on World of Concrete day two, the event will see silent bidding from 11 a.m. through the 1 p.m. live auction start.

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Ash Grove deal lifts CRH/Oldcastle to its latest plateau

Sources: CRH Plc, Dublin; CP staff

In nearly 40 years of North American market development, CRH has announced the boldest move yet for its Oldcastle Inc. enterprise: a $3.5 billion acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Co., Overland Park, Kan. Projected to close later this year, the deal brings integrated or stand-alone sites from the Great Plains to the Pacific Northwest: eight cement, 52 ready mixed concrete and nine packaged dry mix plants, along with 20 limestone quarries and 23 sand & gravel operations.

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