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Sources: National Stone Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

NSSGA is spotlighting a recent Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Industry Scorecard series study concluding that each aggregates site position supports nearly five other jobs beyond the gate, while annual stone, sand & gravel sales are compounded almost fivefold when measured throughout the economy.

Source: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

The annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will take place November 8-10 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Informa Exhibitions anticipates 25,000 attendees from the commercial and residential professional, architect, building owner and operator, student and educator ranks.

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

The leader in heavy building materials-centered information technology has raised the bar for its annual training and customer gathering, scheduled November 8-9 in New Orleans. ELEVATE 2017 – The Command Alkon Conference will draw concrete, aggregate, cement and asphalt production executives, industry analysts, provocative thought leaders, and technology users to share ideas and strategic approaches aimed at reaching the next level of growth and profitability. Presentations and training sessions will cover best practices, client case studies, and actionable insights streamlining the flow of innovation, talent and resources. 

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

Martin Marietta has named James A.J. Nickolas senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective mid-August. He succeeds the retiring Anne Lloyd, who will remain with the producer through September, capping a 12-year term as CFO.

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA has issued a one-year extension, to November 18, 2018, for precast concrete or construction fleets bound by Standard 1926.1427 Operator Qualification and Certification. It requires operators of 2,000-lb. or higher capacity cranes to be 1) Qualified, where they are observed working safety and knowledgably, and have documentation on file; and, 2) Certified by passing written and practical exams administered through Crane Institute Certification, National Center for Construction Education & Research, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators or other accredited body.