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Chryso’s Parker earns top ASTM C09 honor

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates presented its top annual recognition, Award of Merit and accompanying Fellow title, to Chryso Inc. Sales & Marketing Manager Steven Parker. The award reflects dedicated service to the committee, particularly in administrative leadership roles and contributions to developing and improving standards for aggregates, ready mixed and finished concrete.

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Concrete Product Category Rule revisions open to comment

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Environmental auditor NSF International is accepting comments through July 27 on revisions to NRMCA’s charter Product Category Rule (PCR), issued in 2013 to support Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) covering concrete mix designs. Over the past 18 months, the association has collaborated with the University of Washington-hosted Carbon Leadership Forum plus other stakeholders to draft a revised Concrete PCR reflecting changes in industry practices and international standards. 

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Salesforce, Oracle veteran joins Command Alkon C-suite

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

Command Alkon has named Craig Tate as chief revenue officer, charged with driving deeper integration and alignment across sales and services teams, while “ensuring current and prospective customers realize maximum business value from their investments in Command Alkon solutions.”

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White House reform outline moves Corps duties to DOT, Interior

Sources: White House Office of Management and Budget; CP staff

As part of sweeping Executive Branch reform, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposes to move Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works functions—coastal and inland commercial navigation programs; flood and storm damage reduction; and, aquatic ecosystem restoration—from the Department of Defense to the Departments of Transportation and Interior (DOT, DOI).

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CRH, GCC consummate Montana cement, Oklahoma and Arkansas RM deals

Sources: Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico; CRH Plc, Dublin; CP staff

CRH Americas and the parent of GCC America have closed transactions coinciding with the former producer’s acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Co. and abiding a U.S. Federal Trade Commission settlement. 

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