Free webinar examines Central Concrete’s water management, usage accounting

Source: Climate Earth Inc., San Francisco Registration continues for “Solutions for Total Water Management,” a 1–2 p.m. (EST), May 4 webinar from environmental business intelligence technology provider Climate Earth. Purdue University Civil Engineering Professor Dr. Inez Hua will discuss methods for businesses to measure their total water use—withdrawal and consumption—from both direct operational sources and indirect supply chain sources. A…

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Workplace fatality rate drops 65 percent in OSHA’s first four decades

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff By Don Marsh Upon the 40th anniversary of their agency’s establishment—April 28, 1971—OSHA officials assess benchmarks their offices and state partners have attained with the efforts of employers, unions, safety & health professionals, and workplace advocates: On-the-job fatalities dropped from an estimated 14,000 in 1970 to 4,340 in 2009. That reduction accompanies…

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ACI names Hover to full term as president, Ellis and Wight as officers

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Kenneth Hover was elected ACI president for the 2011-2012 term, continuing in a post he assumed in September 2010 after the death of predecessor Richard Stehly. Joining him as ACI officers for two-year terms are James Wight, senior vice president, and Anne Ellis, vice president. Officer and director elections took place during the ACI Spring Convention in Tampa.

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Titan energy chief, EPA rep anchor International Concrete Sustainability Conference

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

“Energy Management and Corporate Sustainability—The Practical Approach” and “Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management” are among 10 themed presentations NRMCA has scheduled for the 6th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference, August 9-11 in Cambridge, Mass.

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Cement formulator adds corrosion-resistant brand

Source: Ceratech Inc., Alexandria, Va.

Billed as a next-generation, high-performance cement with superior chemical resistance for petrochemical, industrial, and heavy commercial applications, Kemrok has joined Ceratech’s line of portland cement-free binders. Available in bulk or as a packaged repair mix, it yields what product developers contend is concrete exhibiting fast set times and curing cycles; corrosion resistance and durability; and, competitive installed cost.

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Jury finds patent infringement in EMS Ready-Mix Truck Wash

Source: Peach State Labs, Rome, Ga. Peach State Labs will pursue permanent injunction and other relief in U.S. District Court for Middle District of Florida, where a jury has found Environmental Manufacturing Solutions willfully infringed the company’s method for using urea hydrochloride—an industrial chemical that can convert water-insoluble calcium chloride to water-soluble form. The verdict in Environmental Manufacturing Solutions, LLC…

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Lafarge Tulsa mill tops in awards for compliance, stewardship

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

PCA and Cement Americas magazine recognized these plants, by category, in the Tenth Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards: Overall Environmental Excellence, Lafarge North America Inc., Tulsa, Okla.; Outreach, Buzzi Unicem, Inc., Stockertown, Pa.; Environmental Performance, Holcim (US) Inc., Theodore, Ala.; Land Stewardship, Cemex, Lyons, Colo.; Innovation, Cemex, Demopolis, Ala.; and, Energy Efficiency, CalPortland Co., Rillito, Ariz. Twenty-seven U.S. and Canadian plants were nominated in the program, results from which were announced at the PCA Spring Meeting in Chicago.

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Articulating crane

A new 47-tm crane offers a lifting capacity of 21,625 lbs. maximum rating at a radius of 15 ft. 1 in. It features a dual power plus link arm system (DL), well suited for long reaches and lifting in high positions with demanding equipment (such as fly-jib and winch) and, product engineers note, provides precise and regular movements in the entire working area while it delivers ideal lifting capacities under almost any working conditions.

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