Sources: CRH Plc, Dublin; CP staff
Albert Manifold, CRH chief operating officer and board member since January 2009, will become group chief executive in January 2014, succeeding Myles Lee, who is retiring after 32 years with the company—the last five at the helm.
Sources: TruStar Energy LLC, Tampa, Fla.; CP staff
Madison, Miss.-based MMC Materials Inc. has rolled out the Southeast’s first compressed natural gas-powered concrete mixer fleet, ramping up for delivery of 12 McNeilus Ngen (Next Generation Initiatives) models with the installation of a TruStar Energy Portable Fuel Station (PFS).
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA is accepting through July 31 entries for the 10th Fleet Graphics awards competition, honoring mixer truck paint and decal schemes, and recognizing individual companies’ methods of promoting professionalism and positive public image for the industry.
Source: PCI Foundation, Chicago
The PCI Foundation voted to accept proposals for two new educational projects during its June 28 Summer Meeting in Sioux Falls, S.D. Starting in fall 2013, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and South Dakota State University (SDSU) will be added to a growing list of universities that have undertaken new precast/prestressed concrete programs. This brings the total number of schools currently working with the foundation for the 2013/2014 school year to seven.
Source: ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.
ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council has committed $10,000 each to these projects: “Mitigation of Steel Reinforcement Corrosion via Bioactive Agents,” “Low Activation Concrete with Low Activation Reinforcing Bars,” and, “National BIM Standard for Cast in Place Concrete (Phase Two).”
Source: Concrete Industry Strategic Development Council (SDC), Farmington Hills, Mich.
The American Concrete Institute-aligned SDC will examine concrete issues and technologies unique to or common in infrastructure and building communities during its Technology Forum #34, September 5-6 at the Omni Severin Hotel, Indianapolis.
Source: Strategic Development Council Leading into its Technology Forum #34 in Indianapolis, SDC will host “Establishing Standards of Care for Prepackaged Powdered Materials for Use in Construction,” a September 4 workshop on quality control impacting end uses of cement-based repair products and grouts. Among issues organizers will target: unwanted chlorides inadvertently added to the cement; contamination of product from previous…