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NLRB affirms legality of Argos zero tolerance cell phone policy

Sources: CP staff; National Labor Relations Board

The National Labor Relations Board has determined that a ready mixed concrete producer can restrict employees’ possession of cell phones in heavy-duty trucks, disclosure of compensation and other business matters, and use of company e-mail for nonwork purposes without violating their National Labor Relations Act-defined organizing rights. 

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PCA launches ‘Shaped by Concrete’ educational campaign

Source: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.

PCA is raising awareness of the sustainability, resiliency and durability of concrete through bold, compelling stories of how the construction material makes the world a better place. The Shaped by Concrete campaign will focus on key themes often overlooked and underrepresented in conversations and media coverage of cement and concrete, including their ability to meet sustainable development goals, decrease costs from natural disasters, and assist with key societal challenges, such as our nation’s housing crisis.  

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New decade ushers new opportunities for mining professionals

Source: National Mining Association, Washington, D.C.

In today’s world of material extraction, the National Mining Association notes, it has never been more important to stay competitive: As digital capabilities open doors to new possibilities, companies are embracing advanced technologies to reduce downtime, increase efficiency and improve safety. Now is the time to discover new solutions to current operational issues, invest in innovation and embrace new technology—and there’s no better place to do that than MINExpo International, NMA affirms.

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Mixer Systems adds Acromix models, batch plant packages

Sources: Mixer Systems Inc., Pewaukee, Wis.; CP staff

Mixer Systems has acquired the Acromix Systems product line from Minnesota-based Elk River Machine Co. Acromix horizontal and planetary mixers, along with low-profile and compact batch plants, deepen the suitor’s broad range of concrete production equipment and components.

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Green cement developer lands patent for geopolymer formulations

Sources: Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, France; CP staff

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has been granted a patent for its H-P2A (High Performance Alkaline Activation) geopolymer technology in the United States. H-P2A supports formulation of low-carbon cements for the mortar and industrial adhesive markets.

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