Precaster Zero Energy eyes reorganization, scouts venture capital partner

Sources: Zero Energy Systems, Coralville, Iowa; CP staff

Precast concrete wall and building element producer Zero Energy Systems has filed a voluntary petition for legal reorganization. Management anticipates fulfilling contracted and future precast panel orders, and notes that the filing stems from a dispute with a lender on company strategy.

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Mutual Materials’ Anderegg chairs Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has elected 2018-19 officers and 2018-21 directors, led by Chairman Kendall Anderegg, president of Mutual Materials Co. in Bellevue, Wash. Joining her as officers for two-year terms are Chair-Elect Marshall Brown, PhD, president of ACM Chemistries Inc., and Secretary/Treasurer Ed Fioroni, PhD, vice president of Sales, Keystone Hardscapes.

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Report proves safety spike effect on best practices-driven contractors

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The ABC 2018 Safety Performance Report, aimed at furthering the construction industry’s understanding of how to improve jobsites through the group’s Safety Performance Evaluation Process (STEP), documents the dramatic impact of using proactive practices to reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent—making the best-performing companies 670 percent safer than the industry average.

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LafargeHolcim brands align with Army on workforce development

Sources: Lafarge North America, Chicago; CP staff

Through its domestic Lafarge, Holcim and Aggregate Industries businesses, LafargeHolcim is supporting the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program to provide U.S. Army veterans workforce opportunities after their service. The partnership is part of a recruitment option allowing students to simultaneously serve and prepare for their future.

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Charah moves MultiSource network north with Michigan ash contract

Source: Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky.; CP staff

Fly ash processor and marketer Charah has secured an exclusive agreement covering coal combustion products from the Consumers Energy J.H. Campbell complex in West Olive, Mich. It will sell the facility’s Class C fly ash to Great Lakes concrete and cement customers, and also move material through its MultiSource terminal network serving Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South, Mountain and West regions. Charah will also market the generating station’s bottom ash for such applications as Class 1A backfill, cement kiln raw feed, and lightweight aggregate or flowable fill mixtures.

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