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Foltz Concrete parent ADS lists on New York Stock Exchange

Sources: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., Hilliard, Ohio; CP staff

Advanced Drainage Systems, which runs 50-plus flexible pipe plants and 24 distribution facilities in the U.S. and Canada, plus North Carolina pipe and manhole producer, Foltz Concrete, effected an initial public offering of 5.29 million shares at $16/share. The July 25 IPO spans 14.5 million shares overall, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMS. The company will use proceeds to retire debt and for general corporate purposes.

Ready mixed producers confirm positive market outlook

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md. 

NRMCA’s premier Producer Confidence Index, based on results of a 75-member survey conducted the second half of June, indicates favorable sentiments on current economic conditions and positive view of future business prospects.

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Insulated concrete form leaders charter new association

Source: Council of Insulated Concrete Forms Industries, Toronto

Nudura Corp., Logix Insulated Concrete Forms Ltd., Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd. and Superform Products Ltd.—cumulatively representing the majority of North American insulated concrete form products shipments—are the founding members of the Council of Insulated Concrete Forms Industries (CICFI).

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Commission launches boom truck operator certification

Source: National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va. 

The first phase of a new program, CCO Boom Truck—Fixed Cab (BTF) operator certification is now available for businesses operating fleets with truck-mounted cranes. The CCO Boom Truck—Fixed Cab (BTF) written exam is a modified version of the CCO Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab (TSS) written exam. 

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