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NRMCA ‘ThinkFirst’ affirms safety as industry-wide, priority number one

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

A program unveiled at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s ConcreteWorks conference earlier this month is dedicated to reinforcing a culture of safety across all facets of the industry and ensure workers end their day at the plant the same way they started it—alive and healthy. ThinkFirst emphasizes thoughtful and strategic actions throughout the order production and delivery cycle, program developers note, and will lead to a decrease in injuries, illnesses and fatalities while increasing worker retention and positive workplace morale.

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CRH names Bank of Ireland veteran as Chairman Hartery successor

Sources: CRH Plc, Dublin; CP staff

Nicky Hartery, chairman of the CRH Americas and Oldcastle parent company, will retire at the end of December after eight years in the post and with recognition from Chief Executive Albert Manifold for “significant contributions, including stewardship following the financial crisis and overseeing the reshaping of [our] portfolio and ongoing business improvement initiatives.”

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Continental closes on Kimble Manufacturing concrete mixer division

Source: Continental Mixer Solutions LLC, Cynthiana, Ky. 

Continental Mixers has acquired the concrete mixer division of Kimble Manufacturing Co., and effected a transition plan to continue uninterrupted production of the brand’s rear discharge trucks.  

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Construction Materials deal raises distributor CSG’s Southeast stake

Sources: Construction Supply Group, Denver; CP staff

Construction Supply Group has closed on Montgomery, Ala.-based Construction Materials, a concrete contractor-centric wholesaler with seven Florida, four Alabama and two Texas branches, plus others in Jackson, Miss., Atlanta and Nashville. 

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Natural stone leader Polycor adds Indiana’s Elliott Stone

Source: Polycor Inc., Quebec City

A top player in natural stone, Polycor continues its growth program with the acquisition of Elliott Stone Company Inc., Bedford, Ind.-based quarrier and fabricator of Indiana limestone. The deal expands Polycor's ability to deliver the most comprehensive offering of natural stone building products for the hardscapes and masonry segments.

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