NLRB recognizes Corliss dump driver unit, separate from mixer cohorts

Sources: National Labor Relations Board, Region 19, Seattle; CP staff

NLRB Regional Director Ronald Hooks has ordered Sumner, Wash.-based ready mixed and aggregate producer Corliss Resources to proceed with an election to determine if Teamsters Local 174 will represent dump truck drivers in collective bargaining.

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Steel industry garners major DOE grant to test reduced-CO2 ironmaking

Sources: American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

An $8.9 million, three-year AISI project will target a process geared to lowering by up to 50 percent the carbon dioxide emissions of current production methods for iron, a key component of steel.

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Holcim on track to achieve sustainability targets

Source: Holcim Group, Jona, Switzerland

The 2011 Holcim Corporate Sustainable Development Report shows that the Holcim Group is on track to achieve its sustainability targets. The self-imposed targets for reducing dust and NOx emissions have been met, and Holcim remains a leader in the industry with the lowest CO2 emissions per metric ton of cement produced. For CEO Bernard Fontana, sustainable development is very important, with the highest priority being occupational health and safety.

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NRMCA urges Congress pass Transportation Bill by June 30

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

The ready mixed industry came to Capitol Hill recently calling for Congress to quickly act on passage of a new surface transportation bill by June 30. NRMCA has again joined with other transportation stakeholders and members of the Senate to urge Congress to gain consensus on transportation issues, pass a new bill, and put thousands of Americans back to work by month’s end.

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McCoy machines wet cast hardscape unit line

The Fast Cast Wet Cast Production System has been designed as a completely automated package, with equipment for de-stacking of mold carriers, stations for de-molding, mold cleaning, form release & color application, mold filling, vibration, quality control, unit stacking and curing. With cycle times now under 30 seconds and 5-ft.-square production boards, wet cast can be competitive with dry cast systems, according to Fast Cast developer McCoy Equipment.

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Waterproofing Membrane

HRM 714 is a 100 percent solids blend of asphalts, synthetic rubber polymers, and filler formulated to provide toughness with flexibility and low moisture vapor permeance. It is ideal for horizontal and vertical applications for waterproofing bridges, parking lots, plazas, or promenade decks; tunnels; pedestrian concourse; and, other similar types of construction where a monolithic waterproofing membrane is desirable.

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Anchoring System

The new Hilti HIT-HY 70 Adhesive Anchoring System works in all masonry base materials: grout-filled block, hollow brick and CMU; and multi-wythe brick walls. The improved formula and innovative composite sleeve design provide strong, reliable and easy-to-install fastenings. Additionally, it cures in 45 minutes at 70°F, providing quick installation times.

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