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Union, flooring groups recognize Concrete Contractors’ slab quality guideline

Sources: American Society for Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis; CP staff

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, International Masonry Institute, and Tile Contractors Association of America have endorsed the ASCC Position Statement on Floor Flatness Tolerances, joining supporters Flooring Contractors Association and National Wood Flooring Association.

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CalPortland sustains leadership in EPA Energy Star program

Source: CalPortland Co., Glendora, Calif.

As 2014 Energy Star Partner of Year – Sustained Excellence Award recipient, CalPortland will be honored April 29 in Washington, D.C., the recognition earned through what EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe calls the cement, concrete and aggregate producer’s “unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient.”

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EPA strategic plan: Sustainable development, law enforcement, air & water quality

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Billed as a blueprint for a mission supporting public health and the environment across the country, EPA’s 2014–2018 Strategic Plan cites as chief goals: addressing climate change and improving air quality; protecting America’s waters; cleaning up communities and advancing sustainable development; ensuring the safety of chemicals; and, protecting human health and the environment by enforcing laws and assuring compliance.

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