Wall Street backdrop suits LEED developer’s milestone celebration

U.S. Green Building Council officials mustered early last month at the New York Stock Exchange to open the trading day and commemorate the 30th anniversary of their group’s charter. Beyond the milestone observance, the Wall Street event highlighted the Council’s role in spawning the green building industry through the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design rating and certification program.  “We…

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GivenHansco integration extends HaulHub Owners Link E-ticketing

Sources: GivenHansco, Gahanna, Ohio; CP staff Software and automation solutions provider GivenHansco is collaborating with Boston-based HaulHub Technologies to expand Owners Link, a two-way integration between construction material point of sale systems and state transportation agency project portals. HaulHub has programmed Owners Link as a trustworthy source of order electronic ticketing and data records for facilitating payments while adhering to…

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Non-union crews approach 90 percent of construction workforce

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of 2022 state union membership data published recently by UnionStats.com, at least nine out of 10 construction workers in private industry do not belong to a union in 26 states, up from 24 states in 2021. Nationwide, a record 88.3 percent of construction workers do not belong to a union, U.S. Bureau…

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Agency releases “Advancing Equal Employment Opportunity in Construction”

Sources: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; CP staff A new report deep on demographic and compensation data across construction trades will inform the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s next steps to address discrimination and harassment in the industry. Posted here, “Building For The Future: Advancing Equal Employment Opportunity in the Construction Industry” includes a brief business overview, followed by a discussion of…

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New York aggregate operator Thalle unveils Dakota Concrete

Source: Thalle Industries, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  Thalle Industries has launched a ready mixed concrete business in Montrose, N.Y., expanding services to Lower Hudson Valley customers while strengthening its competitive position in a key market. “Dakota Concrete fits with what we do, and the operation is a natural extension of our business,” says Thalle CEO Glenn Pacchiana. “The concrete plant has…

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Construction trades rank & file continue union exodus

Sources: Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff The Union Members Survey from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics finds the percentage of construction industry wage and salary workers belonging to unions dropped to a record low of 11.7 percent in 2022, versus 12.6 percent the prior year. The recently published document shows construction unions lost…

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ASTM Center schedules Digital Construction Roadmapping session

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.  The ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) will host a January 25-26 workshop to support the development of a “Roadmap for Advanced Technologies for the Digitalization of the Construction Industry.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology-sponsored event will take place at ASTM headquarters outside Philadelphia.  The agenda calls for brainstorming sessions…

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Infrastructure Solutions chief van der Merwe leads Astec Industries

Sources: Astec Industries Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.; CP staff The board of concrete and aggregate plant giant Astec Industries has promoted Jaco van der Merwe to president, chief executive officer and director. He shifts from Infrastructure Solutions Group president, a post he has held since 2019, and succeeds Barry Ruffalo, who has left the company.  Astec Chairman William Gehl credits van…

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One-time estimator intern Lemon succeeds Graniterock chief Squeri

Sources: Graniterock, Watsonville, Calif.; CP staff Peter Lemon has taken the helm of northern California’s top independent aggregates, ready mixed concrete and road building operator. He replaces Graniterock President and CEO Tom Squeri, who has led the producer and contractor since 2012 and remains a director. “I am honored to continue build[ing] on our achievements of the past 123 years,”…

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Allen-Villere Partners, Rock Products take construction “Pulse”

Source: Rock Products Magazine Concrete Products’ sister publication, Rock Products, has launched “The Pulse,” a quarterly construction industry economic report, and the monthly AVP Pulse Index. Both are joint efforts with Allen-Villere Partners, leading merger & acquisition advisor to aggregate and concrete operators, and debut in the January edition. The premier Pulse is rich in data from authoritative private and public sources alike:…

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