Cemex veteran Mack, well-traveled pavement engineer, chairs ACPA

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff

Cemex Director of Market Development-Commercial Strategy Jim Mack was elected 2019 ACPA chairman during the group’s annual meeting in Florida. Based at Cemex USA Houston headquarters, he succeeds Chuck Niederriter, who during a traditional passing of the gavel noted how Mack is the first ACPA chairman to have served with a cement company, regional shipper’s group, ACPA-affiliated Chapter, ACPA National and the Portland Cement Association. 

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Paver contractors log strong project sales despite labor shortages

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff

Gross sales for concrete paver contractors in the United States and Canada increased by 7.7 percent during 2017, while four of every five contractors cite difficulty in recruiting and hiring quality employees, according to a new Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute survey. 

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California stakeholders recognize concrete pavement’s seven-decade record

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Construction industry leaders, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials, and state legislators assembled in late-August to recognize the performance, longevity and value inherent in a 10-mile stretch of concrete pavement along Interstate 10, linking Ontario and Colton and placed in 1947 with a projected 20-year service life.

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Industry, lawmakers mark California concrete pavement milestone

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff

Highway construction stakeholders, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials, and state legislators assembled in mid-August to recognize the performance, longevity and value inherent in a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 10 concrete pavement, linking Ontario and Colton and placed in 1947 with a projected 20-year service life.

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Prairie Material, paving crew demonstrate power-troweled, broomed RCC

A new finishing method for roller compacted concrete pavement nets surface durability and uniformity to give contractors or owners pause on incurring the expense of asphalt wear courses commonly specified over RCC bases. The first commercial application took place at a suburban Chicago jobsite with Bridgeview, Ill., ready mixed producer VCNA Prairie Material leading the charge.

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