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Boral tests high LOI, impounded ashes for lightweight aggregate

Sources: Boral Resources, Atlanta; CP staff

The leading marketer of ASTM C618-grade fly ash has secured U.S. rights for processing ceramic lightweight aggregate from high carbon residuals generated at coal-fired power stations or impounded at their sites or designated landfills.

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ELD advent compels FMCSA to revisit hours-of-service regulations

Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Citing calls from Congress and the public following the December 2017 electronic logging device mandate for most heavy-duty truck operators, FMCSA will seek public input on prospective changes in hours-of-service regulations, including:

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Top structural engineer backs Pankow Foundation research

Sources: Charles Pankow Foundation, Vancouver, Wash.; CP staff

The MKA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) chartered by Seattle-based engineering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates, has joined the Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF) as a major funding partner on key research initiatives. 

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EPA Water Infrastructure loan inquiries swell

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA received 62 letters of interest from a wide range of prospective borrowers in response to the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program’s 2018 Notice of Funding Availability. The agency is evaluating proposed projects’ credit worthiness, engineering feasibility, and alignment with WIFIA statutory or regulatory criteria.

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Summit Materials enters lightweight aggregate through Buildex

Sources: Summit Materials Inc., Denver; CP staff

Summit Materials recently closed on Buildex Inc., Ottawa, Kan.-based proprietor of the Haydite brand of expanded shale lightweight aggregate. One of four businesses added during second quarter transactions totaling $75 million, Buildex spans two plants and 750,000 cubic yards’ capacity, and is strategic to sister cement, ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt operations in Great Plains and Intermountain states. Companion June-July deals brought Summit quarry and asphalt production assets in Olathe, Kan., plus Virginia and Texas aggregates producers Buckingham Slate and XIT. 

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