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As it approaches a merger with Finland’s Konecranes, Terex Corp. has named John Garrison Jr. chief executive officer, president and director. 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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Headwaters bullish on long-term fly ash availability, consumption trends

Sources: Headwaters Inc., South Jordan, Utah; CP staff

Backed by findings from an American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) report on U.S. production and utilization of coal combustion products (CCP), the top marketer of ASTM C 618-grade fly ash foresees 20 years of supply chain stability—countering the perceived effect of present regulatory and energy market forces reshaping power utilities’ fuel profile.

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Vulcan CEO Hill named chairman as retiring James seals succession plan

Sources: Vulcan Materials, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Vulcan Materials Chairman Don James is retiring at year’s end, capping nearly two decades on the executive team and consummating a leadership transition to Tom Hill, who adds the chairman’s post 18 months after becoming president and chief executive officer.

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PCI Foundation’s BBQ competition cooks up $52k for education programs

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The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Foundation kicked off its first national barbecue competition and fundraiser with more than 2,800 participants taking part in 13 events sponsored by eight companies. The program raised $52,374 for the PCI Foundation to sponsor precast education programs in schools of architecture, engineering and construction management.

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23 Eric 200

Eric Carleton, P.E., vice president of Technical Services for the National Precast Concrete Association, has received the Frank J. Heger Memorial Award from ASTM Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe. The Heger Award recognizes distinguished services and dedication to Committee C13, whose portfolio of standards play an important role in concrete pipe testing, engineering and specification.

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NPCA Charts Course for Next 50 Years

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Andy Wieser, president of Wieser Concrete Products in Maiden Rock, Wis., has been appointed the National Precast Concrete Association chairman, the term beginning at the NPCA 50th Annual Convention, held earlier this fall in Minneapolis. “It has been a great 50-year run, however, like any successful organization we have to continue to change to stay relevant,” Wieser told members upon his election. “With this strong foundation beneath us, we will continue to evolve in a very positive way. I’m honored to serve as chairman as we begin the next 50 years.”

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Mobile app guides users wire-to-wire on paver, SRW projects

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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 late-October event, staged at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.

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