Commercial Metals ties up AZZ galvanized rebar business

Sources: Commercial Metals Co., Dallas; AZZ Inc., Ft. Worth, Texas; CP staff

Major concrete reinforcing steel producer and distributor Commercial Metals Co. has closed on AZZ Inc. assets associated with Galvabar, a proprietary galvanized rebar with zinc alloy coating that provides advanced corrosion protection and post-fabrication formability. 

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Truck weight-minded whistleblower banks $220K in OSHA order

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

Abiding its Whistleblower Protection Program, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered JHOS Logistics and Transportation Inc. to reinstate an employee terminated for refusing to drive what the employee reasonably believed to be an overweight vehicle at the company’s Wilmington, Calif. facility. The agency also ordered the motor carrier to pay $190,000 in back wages, $25,000 in punitive damages, $5,000 in compensatory damages, plus attorney’s fees. 

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Quarry deals deepen Pioneer’s natural-hardscape deposits

Source: Pioneer Landscape Centers, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Pioneer Landscape has added one Colorado and three Arizona quarries, affording increased production capabilities and ushering in new stone grades to support a range of customers in the concrete, asphalt and road base markets. The sites bring the company’s portfolio to 20 quarries and production facilities, plus 35 retail distribution locations.

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Davis-Bacon enforcement nets bridge deck contractor crew $92K

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff

Idaho Falls, Idaho-based JM Concrete Inc. has paid $92,290 in back wages to 27 carpenters, drivers, general laborers and power equipment operators who performed work on the Lorenzo Bridge Rehabilitation, a $1.8 million contract on State Highway 20 in Jefferson and Madison counties. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators cited Davis-Bacon Act violations when they determined that the contractor failed to pay crew members prevailing wages and fringe benefits and issue paychecks weekly.

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