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MANUFACTURERS - OCTOBER 2018

Consolidation-minded Construction Supply Group (CSG) has completed its 10th acquisition: California distributor Constar Construction Supply. “This furthers our goal of building a best-in-class wholesale distribution company across North America,” says CSG CEO Mitch Williams, noting that the company will continue to seek additions to its family of concrete and masonry contractor-geared distribution businesses.

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ORGANIZATIONS - OCTOBER 2018

The National Concrete Masonry Association has launched a free continuing education course for design professionals hosted by AEC Daily. “Concrete Masonry: The Energy Efficiency Solution” educates users on the thermal benefits of concrete masonry assemblies and energy code compliance options. It qualifies for continuing education credits through the AIA/CES system, and is U.S. Green Building Council-approved for Green Building Certification Institute CE hours.

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MANUFACTURERS - SEPTEMBER 2018

Command Alkon has named Dexter Bachelder as vice president, Contractor Solutions, responsible for growing the information technology provider’s mindshare in the contractor vertical and championing the value of a digitally integrated bulk material supply chain. He joins Birmingham, Ala.-based Command Alkon after 11 years with Aconex, a collaborative construction and engineering management software developer where he served as senior vice president, Global Business Development.

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PRODUCERS - OCTOBER 2018

Cemex USA officials assembled just after Labor Day in Brooksville, Fla., to mark the producer’s first U.S. admixture blending and packaging facility. The automated, 21,000-sq.-ft. plant will ultimately supply nearly 160 ready mixed plants throughout the Florida and Mid-South regions, shipping up to 16 normal or high range water reducers, setting accelerators or retarders, air-entraining agents and specialty agents by tote.

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ORGANIZATIONS - SEPTEMBER 2018

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