ICPI elects Pavestone’s Petri chairman, confers top honor on LPS chief

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff

Convening in New Orleans late last month for its 2014 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary observance, ICPI presented William Schneider the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing significant industry contributions through technical innovation and advocacy; demonstrated leadership; dedication to employee well-being; and, stressing contractor/installer education as paramount to producer success.

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Holcim, Lafarge map year-long merger, expedited asset sale plans

Sources: Holcim Ltd., Zurich; Lafarge SA, Paris; CP staff

Holcim and Lafarge officials outlined in April 7 presentations to European Union analysts the financial rationale and integration strategies behind a “merger of equals,” netting LafargeHolcim—present in 90 countries and accounting for $44 billion in sales; 470 million and 384 million tons of cement and aggregate shipments, respectively; plus, 90 million yd. of ready mixed production.

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Federal court denies claim of Davis-Bacon provisions on private project

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

In a decision limiting the scope of a federal statute widely criticized for inflating public construction project costs, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the U.S. Department of Labor’s ruling that the Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage mandate can be expanded to include privately funded developments.

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