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Brazil division extends Command Alkon’s South American footprint

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

Command Alkon has continued international business development with the acquisition of KP Consulting, a São Paulo-based provider of dispatch and quality control solutions. With more than 10 years’ market presence and staff of 25, it will maintain the KP Consulting brand, support existing product lines, and operate as new Command Alkon division.

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Industry-first building product label tracks life-cycle, material composition data

Sources: Perkins + Will, Chicago; Construction Specialties Inc., Lebanon, N.J.; CP staff

Perkins + Will, a major architectural and engineering firm, and Construction Specialities (C/S) describe their building product transparency label—detailing complete product make-up, critical life cycle information and potential human health impacts—as a collaborative step aimed at driving increased manufacturer disclosure.

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Lafarge marks Canada’s National Precast Day with Habitat home plan

Sources: Lafarge North America, Reston, Va.; CP staff

During an October 4 open house that drew 500 students, architects and engineers to its Edmonton precast plant, Lafarge announced participation in a local Habitat for Humanity NetZero energy duplex project.

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Banker explores options for Florida Ultra Span operator Concrete Building Products

Source: Equity Partners CRB, Easton, Md.

Concrete Building Products has retained Equity Partners to help the company locate a suitable partner or buyer. Until 2010, when its plant was shut down, Concrete Building Products was a leading provider of precast hollowcore planks, solid slabs, stairs and other precast concrete products to the construction industry in Florida.

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Grove, Manitowoc veteran Bust succeeds Kimble chief Cahill

Sources: Kimble Manufacturing Co., New Philadelphia; CP staff

The parent of Kimble Mixer Co. and Kimble Custom Chassis recently announced the appointment of Jeff Bust as president and chief executive officer. He joins Kimble Manufacturing from the Dover Corp.

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