Cemex’s Craddock chairs CIM National Steering Committee

Source: Concrete Industry Management, Silver Spring, Md.

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the CIM program, a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management, recently elected new officers and board members, including Cemex Inc. Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations, Frank Craddock as chairman.

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Permatile Concrete’s Rainero Coles chairs NPCA

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

Mimi Rainero Coles of Bristol, Va.-based Permatile Concrete Products Co. was elected to a one-year term as NPCA chairman of the board during the group’s annual meeting earlier this month in New Orleans. A sales manager for the drainage, underground and highway product operator, she succeeds Tom Engelman, president of Pennsylvania’s Bethlehem Precast Co.

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Ready mixed producer survey: Margins wane as shipments increase

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

For the first time since the 2005 market peak, ready mixed concrete production increased in 2011, according to results from the recently released NRMCA Industry Data Survey. Although last year’s modest 3 percent shipment increase—to 265.7 million cubic yards—marks a slight improvement against 2010 figures, U.S. ready mixed concrete producers continue to report losses tied to the effects of a prolonged economic downturn.

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