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Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has named Vulcan Materials Corporate Manager of Technical Services Robin Graves this year’s Award of Merit recipient and companion title of fellow. The committee’s top award recognizes leadership in C09 activities, plus contributions to improving standards for aggregate materials and concrete durability, along with those supporting sustainability initiatives.

Sources: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.; CP staff

Caterpillar has appointed two new division vice presidents—Damien Giraud, Global Construction & Infrastructure and Chris Snodgrass, Product Support & Logistics—in conjunction with major organizational changes.

Sources: Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Lehigh Hanson has reached an agreement to acquire the 13 ready mixed concrete and nine aggregate operations of Saunders Companies, whose roots trace back more than a century in central New York. Set for a third quarter closing, the asset transaction will be effected through subsidiary Hanson Aggregates New York LLC, which has 14 ready mixed, 19 asphalt and 23 aggregate sites—many along the Interstate 90/New York Thruway corridor. 

Sources: Meadow Burke, Riverview, Fla.; CP staff

Meadow Burke has consolidated its manufacturing, distribution, engineering, and business support functions into a new facility located eight miles from downtown Tampa. Construction of the 48,000-sq.-ft. building consisted of 84 tilt-up concrete panels along with company hardware including Super Lift III Inserts, Slab Brace Bolts and B-75 Wall Brace Inserts.

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA has designated June 12-18 as “Safe + Sound Week,” calling on organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health programs. Participation can help with the launch of such programs or energize existing ones, the agency notes, underscoring three core elements: