CRH ‘development’ activity approaches $9 billion in watershed year

Sources: CRH Plc, Dublin; CP staff

Crunching numbers on deals affecting operations in North America, Europe and Asia, CRH closed 2015 with about $8.8 billion in acquisitions, and divestments netting proceeds near $1 billion. Anchoring the calendar was a $7.2 billion transaction for the lion’s share of cement, concrete and aggregate production assets Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. sold in conjunction with their July merger.

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NRMCA schedules “Drivers’ Hours of Service: What’s New for 2016” webinar

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

NRMCA Senior Vice President, Compliance and Operations Gary Mullings and Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Kevin Walgenbach will lead a January 22 webinar addressing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Hours of Service rule revisions, including 30-minute break terms, 24-hour restart provision, and circumstances requiring mixer drivers to use logs.

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Financial performance, disclosure elevate Smith-Midland in OTC trading markets

Sources: Smith-Midland Corp., Midland, Va.; CP staff

Virginia precast producer and building system licensor Smith-Midland has joined the top tier of companies listed in the (over-the-counter) OTC Markets Group, becoming one of nearly 500 entities whose securities are traded on the OTCQX Best Marketplace.

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Belden Brick’s Tann, Separation Technologies’ Constantino join ASTM board

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

The newest arrivals to the 25-member ASTM board of directors are James Tann, director of Technical Services for Belden Brick Co., Canton, Ohio; and, Cesar Constantino, Ph.D., Florida-based director of business development for Titan America’s fly ash processing and marketing business, Separation Technologies LLC. Each will serve three-year terms.

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