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Argos USA adds 40 CNG-powered mixers to Texas fleet

Sources: McNeilus Companies Inc., Dodge Center, Minn.; Argos USA, Houston

McNeilus Cos. will begin delivering compressed natural gas-powered mixer trucks this spring to the Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth operations of Argos USA, which is preparing for the diesel alternative by equipping plants with compressor and fueling infrastructure.

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NPCA Precast Concrete Industry Benchmarking Survey deadline nears

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

Member producers participating in the 2014 NPCA Benchmarking Survey—the industry’s most comprehensive study of financial data, sales mix, salaries and benefits—will receive copies of the finished, 100-plus compilation later this year, along with a Company Performance Report to compare against peer operator metrics.

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Energy reduction track record nets Mack Trucks EPA Climate Leader Award

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA Center for Corporate Climate Leadership named the third annual Climate Leadership Award winners at a conference in San Diego late last month, honoring 15 organizations and two individuals in the public and private sectors for carbon pollution reduction efforts.

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PCA, NSSGA charter group seeks stabilized U.S. Geological Survey funding

Source: Mineral Science and Information Coalition, Washington, D.C.

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and Portland Cement Association are among 15 organizations behind the Mineral Science and Information Coalition (MSIC), formed to advocate for federal agency endeavors such as the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Resources Program—the top source of cement, sand and gravel, and crushed stone shipments.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg positioned as decade's best capital investment barometer

Sources: CP staff; Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

After a second consecutive year where concrete, cement and aggregate interests saw modest shipment gains--while overall construction industry increases in 2013 reached the 7-8 percent range--producers are positioned to act on plant and fleet equipment investment carrying them through the growth phase projected for the remainder the decade.

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