Cement, brick, steel and wood interests challenge EPA Clean Power Plan

Sources: National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Portland Cement Association and peer groups representing enclosure and structure types that compete head to head with concrete methods have joined a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) legal effort to stop implementation of the Clean Power Plan, through which the Environmental Protection Agency seeks sharp reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from utilities and energy-intensive industries.

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Pavestone mobile app guides users wire-to-wire on paver, SRW projects

Sources: Quikrete Companies, Atlanta; CP staff

Pavestone brought to 2015 Hardscape North America a mobile app programmed as a comprehensive, start to finish resource for residential and commercial projects incorporating the company’s flagship and regional unit masonry brands. The technology led offerings the producer unveiled during the October 22-23 event, staged at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.

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California prevailing wage law boosts mixer drivers’ public project pay

Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Drivers delivering ready mixed concrete to building and infrastructure sites using state or local funds are covered under California Assembly Bill 219, which stipulates prevailing wage terms for contractors and suppliers, and was signed earlier this month by Governor Jerry Brown.

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Garrison to succeed longtime Terex chief DeFeo

Source: Terex Corp., Westport, Conn.

As it approaches a merger with Finland’s Konecranes, Terex has named John L. Garrison Jr. chief executive officer, president and director effective November 2. He replaces Ron DeFeo, who is retiring after 23 years at the helm, but will serve as executive chairman through year’s end, and continue as a consultant through 2016.

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