Charah Solutions, Inc., Kentucky-based fly ash processor and marketer, received two safety North Carolina Department of Labor awards last month for an outstanding record of employee safety in 2018—the eighth consecutive year the company garnered such recognition from the agency. The awards reflect Charah Solutions’ safety record at a structural fill project, Brickhaven Mine in Chatham County, and material management at Duke Energy’s Cliffside Steam Station in Shelby. Both sites received a Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement, the state’s highest safety award. The Gold Award is based on a days away, restricted or transferred (DART) rate that is at least 50 percent below the statewide benchmark for the industry. North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presented the awards.

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Five Cemex USA ready mixed plants in the San Francisco Bay Area have earned Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing certification following an audit of environmental, social, and governance practices by SGS, an independent, third-party registrar.

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Insteel agreement paves American Spring Wire exit from PC strand

Sources: Insteel Industries Inc., Mt. Airy, N.C.; CP staff

Insteel Industries anticipates a mid-August closing on a $36 million deal for the prestressed concrete strand business of Ohio-based American Spring Wire Corp. Subsidiary Insteel Wire Products Co. is acquiring ASW’s Newnan, Ga., production facility and equipment, plus equipment at a second PC strand plant in Houston. Insteel Wire will lease the latter facility.

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