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Quality Concrete expands Atlantic Canada footprint in Lafarge agreement

Sources: The ChronicleHerald, Halifax, N.S.; Stevens Group, Dartmouth, N.S.; CP staff

A strategic partnership with Lafarge Canada will position Quality Concrete Ltd. with upwards of 20 ready mixed plants in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A ChronicleHerald report with limited detail on the partnership structure notes that Lafarge will contribute nine ready mixed plants plus four aggregate operations to the business, and maintain its Brookfield, N.S., cement plant.

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NRMCA quantifies truck weight factors consistent with feds’ carbon emissions goals

Sources: CP staff; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

Testifying in the first of two public hearings on “Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles,” NRMCA Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Kevin Walgenbach informed Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials of potential unintended consequences if the regulations as proposed are applied to mixer trucks.

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Notre Dame engineering student team takes PCI 2015 Big Beam Contest

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

The PCI Student Education Committee recently judged the Sika Corp.-sponsored Engineering Student Design Competition, or Big Beam Contest, challenging college or university teams to fabricate and test a precast/prestressed concrete beam with the help of local PCI Producer members. Prizes based on efficient design, highest load capacity and other criteria are awarded to the top 20 entries, drawn from a North America-wide pool.

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