Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
An OSHA inspection of Candler Concrete Products Inc. spurred citation for 19 safety and health violations at the ready mixed producer’s Gainesville, Ga., plant. One willful safety violation for fall hazard exposure, with a proposed $48,400 penalty, was cited for requiring employees performing vehicle and equipment maintenance to work within 3 feet of an open and unguarded pit.
Source: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.
John McPherson will join Vulcan Materials as senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development, by mid-October, also serving on the producer’s executive committee. As a director of global management consultant McKinsey & Co., he has worked with executive teams across several industries on matters of strategy, operations and organization effectiveness, leading the firm’s Human Capital Practice up to the Vulcan appointment.
Sources: CP staff; Oldcastle Materials Inc., Atlanta; The Orr Group, Winston-Salem, N.C.
By Don Marsh
The acquisition of Central Supply Inc. and Central Trucking brings Oldcastle Materials concrete capacity in West Virginia, another state of low- to moderate population density or growth where the company eyes a ready mixed production platform.