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Quarry deals deepen Pioneer's natural-hardscape deposits

Source: Pioneer Landscape Centers, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Pioneer Landscape has added one Colorado and three Arizona quarries, affording increased production capabilities and ushering in new stone grades to support a range of customers in the concrete, asphalt and road base markets. The sites bring the company's portfolio to 20 quarries and production facilities, plus 35 retail distribution locations.

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Davis-Bacon enforcement nets bridge deck contractor crew $92K

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff

Idaho Falls, Idaho-based JM Concrete Inc. has paid $92,290 in back wages to 27 carpenters, drivers, general laborers and power equipment operators who performed work on the Lorenzo Bridge Rehabilitation, a $1.8 million contract on State Highway 20 in Jefferson and Madison counties. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators cited Davis-Bacon Act violations when they determined that the contractor failed to pay crew members prevailing wages and fringe benefits and issue paychecks weekly.

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Salt River increases blending capacity for performance Class F ash substitute

Sources: Salt River Materials Group, Phoenix; CP staff

Salt River Materials Group has built a powder blending facility and expanded loadout capabilities at its Tucscon Terminal, responding to energy market forces hampering consistent supply of high quality fly ash for Arizona concrete customers. Located within the Tucson Electric Power Sundt Generating Station, the new operation blends ash from multiple sources plus a Type N natural pozzolan for a finished powder meeting ASTM C1697, Standard Specification for Blended Supplementary Cementitious Materials requirements. The material is dubbed "Tucson Pozzolan" and expands supply of a performance Class F fly ash substitute. 

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ACI Strategic Development Council hosts virtual Technology Forum

Source: American Concrete Institute Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich. 

In lieu of a customary in-person gathering, the ACI Foundation will stage the Strategic Development Council Technology Forum 48 through August 25 and 27 webinars, each featuring four 30-minute presentations. The Forum will be presented free of charge, but separate registration is required for each presentation; participants will have the option of requesting a PDH certificate for self-reported credit. Registration, agenda and additional SDC Technology Forum 48 details can be obtained at www.ConcreteSDC.org.

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"Concrete Credentials" podcast suits A/E/C, owner, developer audiences

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

A new National Ready Mixed Concrete Association podcast will feature experts from design, development, construction and related sectors on the benefits of specifying concrete for buildings and transportation infrastructure. Executive Vice President, Structures and Sustainability PE, SE, LEED AP Lionel Lemay kicks off the series July 23 discussing issues impacting the concrete and construction industries, including sustainability efforts that are among the organization’s most important goals.

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