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Escalante takes helm of GCC, Henley to lead U.S. business

Source: Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, Mexico

The GCC Board of Directors has appointed Enrique Escalante chief executive officer, effective January 2015. He succeeds Manual Milan, who is retiring after a tenure during which the company, through U.S. market entry, grew from six to116 ready mixed concrete plants and two to six cement plants, and developed a solid distribution network that transformed it into a supplier of choice.

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PCA renews pitch for pavement properties in federal fuel efficiency benchmarks

Source: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.

Armed with a new report, Comprehensive Transportation Fuel Reduction Policies —A Comparison of Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency and Rigid Pavement Policies, PCA calls for roads and pavement structures to be included in forthcoming U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heavy-duty truck fuel standards through which the White House aims to cut greenhouse gas levels.

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Reports detail erosion potential, subbase optimization for concrete pavements

Source: Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md.

Developed at the Texas Transportation Institute, “Design Methodology for Subgrades and Bases Under Concrete Roads” and “Parking Lots and Test Methods & Results of Erosion Potential of Commonly Used Subgrade and Base Materials” are the culmination of research on best practices for identifying potential erosion problems before pavement is placed, and avoiding costs in overdesigned subbases.

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Ex-Navistar business rebranded Continental Mixer Solutions

Source: Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings, LLC, Houston

Closing on the second of two asset transactions with Navistar International Corp., Specialty Truck Holdings has established a new identity for its concrete truck brand, Continental Mixer Solutions, LLC, paralleling the creation of EZ-Pack Refuse Hauling Solutions, LLC after the first deal.

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Agency chief justifies incident-reporting rule revision, Wire Mesh case in point

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels sees a final rule on employer reporting of severe injuries or fatalities significantly enhancing the agency’s ability to steer accident prevention.

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