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Mixer Driver of the Year nomination deadline nears

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.

NRMCA is accepting nominations through December 31 for the Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Award, recognizing career achievement, safety, professionalism, competence and customer service skills. The 2020 Ready Mixed Concrete Truck Driver of the Year and program finalists will be honored at a ceremony during the NRMCA Annual Convention, March 7-9 in Las Vegas. Nomination forms are posted here; completed forms and companion files can be forwarded to NRMCA’s Gary Mullings, [email protected].

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NRMCA meets latest reporting standards in new Industry-Wide EPD

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.

With data from 155 producers operating 1,954 plants, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has published a third version of its industry average or industry-wide environmental product declaration (IW-EPD). The document functions as a national proxy for the bulk of concrete in residential, commercial and public construction, and complies with the latest Product Category Rule for Concrete, released earlier this year.

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Oxygen fuels cement producers’ carbon capture venture

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff

The parent companies of Lehigh Hanson Inc., Buzzi Unicem and National Cement Co. have joined a fourth European peer on Cement Innovation for Climate or CI4C, a research corporation investigating the potential of oxygen fuel technology to maximize carbon dioxide capture in portland cement production. 

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Investor closes deal for MBE/DBE rebar fabricator Circle City

Sources: Metropolitan Capital, Chicago

Real estate development-seasoned KWILL Capital Partners has acquired Circle City Rebar of Indianapolis, an advanced fabricator that has supplied such major concrete projects as the Lucas Oil Stadium (local); O’Hare International Consolidated Rental Car/Parking Facility, Chicago; and, the East End Bridge, linking Indiana and Kentucky over the Ohio River.

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Air, water quality achievements guide march to EPA milestone

Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff

EPA has kicked off a year-long celebration leading to observance of a 50th anniversary, December 2, 2020. “Since the agency’s inception under the leadership of the late Administrator William Ruckelshaus, EPA staff have worked tirelessly to clean up our air, water, and land for the American people,” says Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Together, we have achieved significant milestones in support of our mission to protect human health and the environment.”

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