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RMC, Pankow Foundation directors anchor “Women in Industry” webinar

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

RMC Research and Education Foundation Executive Director Julie Garbini and Pankow Foundation Executive Director Anne Ellis will lead “Women in the Industry,” an April 23 webinar continuing dialog they initiated at “Women Building Amazing,” a Command Alkon 2018 Elevate conference breakout session. Among topics they will discuss are challenges of being a woman on the job; applying for construction jobs; double standards and gender pay gap; and, how women and men complement each other in the workplace.

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Major GC Swinerton establishes Mass Timber practice

Sources: Swinerton Builders, San Francisco; CP staff

Amid a growing schedule of wood-framed commercial projects in its California home base, Colorado and Oregon, general contractor Swinerton Builders has announced a namesake Mass Timber team. Members will shape the paths for delivering financially-viable mass timber structures, working with peers and key partners across the country to develop, design and deliver projects bearing engineered wood specs.

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Tallest wood building opens on the Ides of March

Sources: Metsä Wood, Finland; CP staff

The 280-ft. (85.4-meter) Mjösa Tower in Brumunddal, Norway, officially opened March 15, becoming the global height record holder for wood building. The 18-floor development includes private residences, a hotel and commercial office space.

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Brundage-Bone parent adds Texas-sized Capital Pumping

Sources: Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia; CP staff

Concrete Pumping Holdings (CPH) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Austin-based Capital Pumping LP, which serves central, south and west Texas contractors through 12 locations. The agreement was unanimously approved by CPH’s board of directors and is expected to close in the second quarter.

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GCP answers investor maneuvers with stockholder rights plan

Sources: GCP Applied Technologies Inc., Cambridge, Mass.; CP staff

GCP directors have adopted a stockholder rights plan and declared a dividend distribution of one preferred share purchase right on each outstanding share of company common stock. The move responds to large blocks of shares changing hands in recent weeks, netting one New York hedge fund sponsor, 40 North Management LLC, a 24.6 percent ownership stake.

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