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Tindall flagship pushes precast delivery radius for Arizona nuclear project

Sources: Tindall Corp., Spartanburg, S.C.; CP staff

With a shipping schedule well beyond 1,000 miles, the Tindall Utility Division has fabricated precast hatch plugs for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona, the largest power plant of its kind in the U.S. Carolina Energy Solutions sourced the concrete products on the strength of elite safety and production standards indicated in Tindall Utility’s Nuclear Quality Assurance Level One (NQA-1) program. The hatch plugs will serve as a critical enclosure, protecting workers and the surrounding community from power plant functions.

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Charah acquires SCB ash beneficiation, mineral grinding technologies

Sources: Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky.; CP staff

Charah, the leading independent in coal combustion product management and marketing, has closed on Connecticut-based SCB International Inc. with an eye to developing and deploying new fly ash beneficiation, mineral grinding, and pollutant extraction technologies—and potentially doubling its output of materials for concrete and cement customers. 

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Martin Marietta to shed two quarries, consummating Bluegrass Materials deal

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

Martin Marietta has closed on Bluegrass Materials Co. in a $1.65-billion cash transaction, underscoring an aggregates portfolio addition of 125-plus years of high-quality reserves across Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky and Tennessee. Management projects annual savings from synergies of assimilated operations, including 23 active sites, upward of $15 million.

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Command Alkon builds digital answer to 250 million paper tickets

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

A new Command Alkon electronic ticket management system allows contractors, haulers and suppliers to interact and work together by streamlining their order through goods acceptance processes. BuildIt equips users to order, receive and account for materials being delivered to the job site—all on a centralized platform that integrates with virtually any ticketing software.

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Paver contractors log strong project sales despite labor shortages

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff

Gross sales for concrete paver contractors in the United States and Canada increased by 7.7 percent during 2017, while four of every five contractors cite difficulty in recruiting and hiring quality employees, according to a new Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute survey. 

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