Judge compels EPA to move on languishing coal ash disposal rule

Source: American Coal Ash Association (ACAA), Farmington Hills, Mich.

A federal court action establishes a December 2014 deadline for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize a rulemaking, initiated in early 2009, that has created uncertainty over the regulatory status for all grades of coal ash, including ASTM C618 fly ash.

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Southern Concrete, Cemex veterans top NRMCA Driver of Year program

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

Garland Sorrells, based at Southern Concrete Materials’ Asheville, N.C. plant, is the 2014 Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year, recognizing 30-plus years of safe, competent driving and mixer operation, professionalism and customer service.

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FHWA, MIT, Webcor officials lead International Concrete Sustainability Conference program

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

Toward the 9th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference, May 12-14, in Cambridge, Mass., NRMCA has secured 60-plus experts to cover the latest developments in design, specification, production, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as they relate to sustainability.

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Northeast CIM Patrons take Manhattan for Annual Wine Benefit Dinner

Source: Concrete Industry Management Program, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

The Northeast CIM Patrons Group’s 7th Annual Wine Benefit Dinner for the Concrete Industry Management program at New Jersey Institute of Technology will be February 22 at Valbella Restaurant, New York City. The formal gathering will feature the “Wines of Italy” and fine cuts in the heart of Manhattan’s historic Meatpacking District.

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Hanson Pressure Pipe hits road, educational exhibit in tow

Source: Hanson Pressure Pipe, Grand Prairie, Texas

A loaded, 25-ft. demonstration trailer offers public works managers, engineers, and contractors a close look at American Water Works Association C-303 bar-wrapped concrete cylinder pipe, an established product in the Southwest and West now gaining traction in other regions.

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