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Summit Materials CEO succession plan mints industry's top female executive

Sources: Sources: Summit Materials, Inc., Denver; CP staff 

Nearly 11 years after founding Summit Materials, Thomas W. Hill has announced his retirement as president, chief executive officer and director, effective September 1, after which he will assume a senior advisor role for the remainder of the year and serve in a consulting capacity through July 2023. His successor in the C-suite and on the Summit board is Anne Noonan, who will arrive with 30-plus years' of senior leadership experience at publicly traded companies and become the highest ranking female among major North American cement, aggregate and concrete producers.

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Con-E-Co joins Rexcon under Astec umbrella

Sources: Astec Industries Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.; CP staff

Astec Industries has closed on Blair, Neb.-based Concrete Equipment Co., adding the mainstay batch plant manufacturer to an Infrastructure Solutions group portfolio that includes peer operator Rexcon LLC. The business was acquired from Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp., where Con-E-Co had served since 2005 as a plant equipment companion to namesake and McNeilus front and rear discharge mixer truck offerings.

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Commercial Metals ties up AZZ galvanized rebar business

Sources: Commercial Metals Co., Dallas; AZZ Inc., Ft. Worth, Texas; CP staff

Major concrete reinforcing steel producer and distributor Commercial Metals Co. has closed on AZZ Inc. assets associated with Galvabar, a proprietary galvanized rebar with zinc alloy coating that provides advanced corrosion protection and post-fabrication formability. 

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Truck weight-minded whistleblower banks $220K in OSHA order

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

Abiding its Whistleblower Protection Program, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered JHOS Logistics and Transportation Inc. to reinstate an employee terminated for refusing to drive what the employee reasonably believed to be an overweight vehicle at the company’s Wilmington, Calif. facility. The agency also ordered the motor carrier to pay $190,000 in back wages, $25,000 in punitive damages, $5,000 in compensatory damages, plus attorney’s fees. 

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Quarry deals deepen Pioneer's natural-hardscape deposits

Source: Pioneer Landscape Centers, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Pioneer Landscape has added one Colorado and three Arizona quarries, affording increased production capabilities and ushering in new stone grades to support a range of customers in the concrete, asphalt and road base markets. The sites bring the company's portfolio to 20 quarries and production facilities, plus 35 retail distribution locations.

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