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Registration trajectory points toward near-record ConExpo-Con/Agg

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

ConExpo-Con/Agg and International Fluid Power Exposition organizers closed out the last week of February with 4,000-plus new registrations for their March 10-14 equipment, education and networking bonanza at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Advance registration is well ahead of the 2017 show, they add, and signals attendance exceeding 130,000. 

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Aggregate supply, hauling contract fraud nets hefty fine, lengthy sentence

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division

A U.S. District Court judge has sentenced Chester L. Neal, Jr. of Bourbon Oak, Mo., to a 57-month jail term and ordered him to pay $3.735 million in restitution following a guilty plea to one count of mail fraud. Admissions in connection with the plea indicate a July 2008–December 2017 scheme during which the defendant landed contracts to purchase and transport rock, gravel and other raw materials to federal agency sites. 

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Fizzano Bros. conveys plastics-derived aggregate to commercialization

Sources: Braskem America, Philadelphia; CP staff

Fizzano Brothers Concrete Products is helping demonstrate the engineering properties and commercial potential of Resin8, a fine aggregate derived from post-consumer plastic waste, in a concrete masonry unit (CMU) installation at the Braskem America Innovation and Technology Center, Pittsburgh. The Philadelphia producer has teamed with Resin8 developer, Center for Regenerative Design & Collaboration (CRDC), on testing the material's viability as a small volume (≤ 10 percent) substitute for ASTM C33 aggregate.

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Euclid Chemical lands patent for low-dust, epoxy grout aggregate

Sources: Euclid Chemical Co., Cleveland; CP staff

A new patent covers dust-limiting aggregate in Euclid Chemical's E3 epoxy grout series. Researchers developed the DL Technology to support worker safety by reducing the amount of handling and mixing dust in re-grouting routines typical of manufacturing or process equipment movement. 

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Entergy ash contracts hold 2 million tons' potential for Charah Solutions

Sources: Charah Solutions Inc., Louisville, Ky.; CP staff

Charah Solutions has secured a multi-year marketing contract for fly ash and bottom ash from Entergy Louisiana’s Nelson Power Plant in Westlake, plus Entergy Arkansas' Independence and White Bluff Power Plants in Newark and Redfield. Over the next five years, the combined scope of work is anticipated to include over 2 million tons of ash sales for beneficial use, transported via truck or railcar to regional markets. The coal combustion products will be distributed throughout Charah Solutions’ MultiSource materials network of 40-plus nationwide locations, with international sourcing and distribution. A unique distribution system of terminals and processing facilities, the network provides a continuous and reliable supply of supplementary cementitious materials for concrete producers and other customers. 

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