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ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE traffic, exhibitor sentiment defy Covid-19 panic

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff

Eyeing new technologies, products and equipment, along with networking and education opportunities, heavy building materials and construction industry segments converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center and nearby Festival Grounds for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 and the co-located International Fluid Power Exposition, March 10-13. 

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Precast Show activity reflects strength of industry health, prospects

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff  

The Precast Show 2020, staged earlier this month in Fort Worth, Texas, saw more than 4,000 attendees, 350 exhibitors, 100-plus hours of live education and various special events. The National Precast Concrete Association and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute jointly hosted the event.

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Apprenticeship program rule respects construction trades' turf

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; North America's Building Trades Unions, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

A Labor Department rule effective May 10 establishes a system to advance development of Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP) and guidelines for third-party stakeholders to become Standards Recognition Entities (SRE). Candidates for latter include associations, companies, educational institutions, state or local governments, non-profits, unions, joint labor-management organizations, plus professional or industry certification and accreditation bodies. 

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ACI cancels Concrete Convention

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

A disaster proclamation from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, driven by Covid-19 virus concerns and curtailing most public gatherings of 250 or more—coupled with widespread employer travel restrictions affecting some attendees—has compelled ACI's cancellation of the Concrete Convention, scheduled March 29-April 2 near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Requests for registration fee refunds can be directed to [email protected] No action is needed from those opting to donate paid fees to help offset Institute costs for the convention cancellation. 

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C&W emphasizes its top value proposition in new identity

Source: C&W DustTech, Alvarado, Texas

The principal player in dust collection equipment for ready mixed and manufactured-concrete plants bears a new nameplate. C&W Manufacturing has transitioned to C&W DustTech, underscoring a singular focus on air pollution control equipment plus commitment to cement and aggregate particle collection technologies. 

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