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Newly launched online portal gathers latest green construction news

Source: U.S. Concrete, Inc., Houston

With countless industry resources, publishers, blogs and social media communities on the internet, the ability to find a single point for expertise and opinions that integrates the best information on green construction was the driving force behind U.S. Concrete's launch of www.concrete-greenbuilding.com.

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OSHA proposes $120K in penalties for Georgia’s Candler Concrete

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

An OSHA inspection of Candler Concrete Products Inc. spurred citation for 19 safety and health violations at the ready mixed producer’s Gainesville, Ga., plant. One willful safety violation for fall hazard exposure, with a proposed $48,400 penalty, was cited for requiring employees performing vehicle and equipment maintenance to work within 3 feet of an open and unguarded pit.

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Vulcan names McKinsey, Goldman Sachs veteran to head Strategy & Business Development

Source: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.

John McPherson will join Vulcan Materials as senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development, by mid-October, also serving on the producer’s executive committee. As a director of global management consultant McKinsey & Co., he has worked with executive teams across several industries on matters of strategy, operations and organization effectiveness, leading the firm’s Human Capital Practice up to the Vulcan appointment.

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W. Virginia’s Central Supply becomes latest Oldcastle Materials RM platform

Sources: CP staff; Oldcastle Materials Inc., Atlanta; The Orr Group, Winston-Salem, N.C.

By Don Marsh

The acquisition of Central Supply Inc. and Central Trucking brings Oldcastle Materials concrete capacity in West Virginia, another state of low- to moderate population density or growth where the company eyes a ready mixed production platform.

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Energy services operator, Ameron close $777 million merger

Sources: National Oilwell Varco, Houston; Ameron International Corp., Pasadena, Calif.; CP staff

Nearly 100 percent of votes cast at an October 5 Ameron stockholders meeting favored a merger with National Oilwell Varco (NOV), closing a transaction the companies’ boards had proposed exactly three months prior. The vote nets Ameron stockholders $85/share and ends the company’s New York Stock Exchange trading.

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