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Buying program economizes fleet supplies, fuel for NRMCA members

Sources: Petrocon Corp., Frederick, Md.; CP staff

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has teamed with Petrocon on a benefits program through which members, especially smaller and medium sized producers, can enjoy national account-level pricing on lubricants, antifreeze, tires, chemicals, energy, fuel cards, cellular services and other fleet related purchases.

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Nanotech-enabled concrete coating quells heat transfer 20+ percent

Sources: Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.; CP staff

A leading independent in one of the more specialized areas of manufactured concrete, Eagle Roofing continues regional rollout of Platinum Tile, whose patented, penetrating coating acts as a thermal insulator to reduce heat transfer into and out of a structure. Applied to freshly extruded tile, the coating is a product of nanotechnology, where measurements tend to billionths of a meter.

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With FTC nod, Buzzi, Eagle surface as latest Lafarge, Holcim asset suitors

Sources: CP staff; Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.

The FTC has opened to public comment a proposed consent agreement settling a complaint alleging that the Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge S.A. merger would likely harm competition in the U.S. It details a portfolio of Holcim (US) Inc. and Lafarge North America portland cement and slag cement production and distribution assets to be divested in conjunction with the parent companies’ union.

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Concrete interests ensure code provisions for taller wood buildings hit brick wall

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

Convening in Memphis for International Code Council Committee Action Hearings, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and allied-industry representatives helped defeat a proposal allowing wood-framed structures up to nine stories—four higher than the 2015 International Building Code permits for such construction.

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CRH to weigh new financial, business models in LafargeHolcim wake

Sources: CRH Plc, Dublin; CP staff

CRH Group Finance Director Maeve Carton will shift to a new assignment in January 2016: Identifying and implementing the optimum financial and business model for the future. Her appointment as group transformation director marks a rare increase in executive headcount for the Oldcastle Inc. parent, which through decades of global growth has confined its headquarters to the historic Belgard Castle near Dublin.

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