Concrete Products

MAR 2016

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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C O N C R E T E P R O D U C T S . C O M VOL. 119 NO. 3 Contents MARCH 2016 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL Will regulations dismantle allied brick interests? • NPCA flags court's reversal of Buy America exemption for steel hardware • Labor Department survey underscores perpetual slide of trades' unionization rate • OSHA, crane interests sustain hazard prevention-focused partnership • Users adopt Crane Operator's Manual • Building Sciences authority links construction codes to resiliency • Eagle Materials/American Gypsum chief Powers to succeed CEO Rowley • Sherman-Dixie deal shores up Forterra Building Products' Southeast footprint • PCA's Sullivan: Oil price variables hamper firm cement consumption outlook • World of Concrete 2016 tops projections • Concrete Industry Management auction grosses $900K • International aims to regain severe service market ground • BASF mills first fiber to pipe standard recognizing synthetic alternatives to steel • Quikrete formulates mix for SCC flow • NPCA, PCI, CPCI pen Environmental Product Declarations in principal categories • Vulcan Western mines premier Environmental Product Declaration for aggregates University of South Florida polytechnic building scores top DCC award 16 NEWS SCOPE 52 TECHNICAL TALK 72 FINAL FORM March 2016 • 3 6 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COVER STORY, P. 48 GRACING WALL STREET, P. 24 Wieser Concrete Products' Menomonie and Portage, Wis., plants recently delivered a slatted foor manure storage tank and components for a southern Wisconsin dairy farm. National Precast Concrete Association Chairman Andy Wieser discusses goals for his 2015-2016 term, and how his family business has grown and evolved over fve decades, partly on the strength of insights gained from NPCA membership. PHOTOS: Wieser Concrete Products; NPCA LAS VEGAS VIBE, P. 20 PHOTO: Informa Exhibitions US 33 BRIEFS 70 MARKETPLACE CLASSIFIEDS 62 INNOVATIONS

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