Past IowaDOT, AASHTO chief Trombino to head FHWA

Sources: White House Briefing Room; McClure Engineering Co., Clive, Iowa; CP staff

President Donald Trump will nominate Paul Trombino III, P.E., to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. He is set to transition to the agency from Iowa-based McClure Engineering Co., a nine-office transportation and environmental firm for which he has served as president since January 2017.

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Hardscape retailer Pioneer effects 30-store upgrade with eye to DIY market

Sources: Pioneer Landscape Centers, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; CP staff

Pioneer Sand began a transformation to Pioneer Landscape Centers with a post-Labor Day weekend grand re-opening of its six-acre store just outside Denver. “Our Littleton Landscape Center is the first step in what is an exciting next chapter for one of the nation’s preeminent landscape-supply companies where do-it-yourselfers and professionals will find direct-to-customer savings and the best product selection in the industry,” says CEO Sagi Cohen.

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Labor Board upholds CMC Rebar case decision against Iron Workers

Sources: National Labor Relations Board; CP staff

The NLRB has affirmed a May 2017 decision and order determining that the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local 229, San Diego, violated the National Labor Relations Act in activities tied to picketing a Temecula, Calif., construction site.

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Court finishes job of invalidating Obama Labor Department’s overtime rule

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has issued a permanent injunction of an Obama Administration-revised overtime pay rule, capping a preliminary injunction it issued late last year. The May 2016 rule attempted to change federal exemptions for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act by doubling the white-collar worker minimum salary level exemption from $23,660 to $47,475 annually.

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Corporate social responsibility earns Cemex ‘Change the World’ listing

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff

Cemex ranks 18 on the Fortune 2017 Change the World List of 50 companies world wide that have had positive social impact through activities central to their core business strategies. The magazine recognized the producer’s efforts to foster sustainable building practices through the “Growing” platform, which encompasses social and inclusive businesses geared to fighting poverty, low quality education, unhealthy homes, unemployment, poor access to financial aid, and lack of civic participation. By 2016, they had netted affordable and dignified housing to 3 million-plus in Latin America.

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Oldcastle Materials, Vulcan veteran Brown named Forterra CFO

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Concrete pipe and precast drainage products leader Forterra has appointed Charlie Brown as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He previously served in the latter capacity at Atlanta-based Oldcastle Materials, leading more than 500 associates in finance, accounting, risk management and real estate personnel; implementing cost savings, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and improved business reporting initiatives; and, participating in 100-plus acquisitions.

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