Concrete Products

JUL 2014

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. 117 NO. 7 Contents JULY 2014 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL • OSHA programs interactive training tool identifying site, workplace hazards • OSHA outlines ambitious agenda through year's end • OSHA, NLRB update referral agreement for workers filing grievance claims • Workforce development act progresses • Building Trades raise red flag on proposed EPA carbon dioxide regulations • Building agency promotes STEM-wise workforce, code compliance • EPA tags builder for lax concrete washout, stormwater management • American Society of Civil Engineers debunk Highway Trust Fund myths • U.S. Chamber of Commerce outlines Business Plan for Infrastructure • AGC economist cautious as construction employment hits six-year high • PCA economist firm on 2014 growth projection in 8 percent range • Forecaster links construction materials' upward pricing to harsh winter • Graniterock adds carbon footprint savings calculator to iPhone app • Pennecon concrete division seeds Maritimes' Newcrete Investments • New Quebec government backs McInnis Cement plant and marine terminal Rinker Materials/Concrete Pipe Division's Rick Traylor discusses his agenda as 2014 American Concrete Pipe Association chairman Knight Transportation facility takes shape with four concrete masonry unit profiles from Cemex Nevada Division 20 NEWS SCOPE 28 BRIEFS 92 FINAL FORM JuLY 2014 • 3 6 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COVER STORY, P. 24 BUYERS' GUIDE, P. 49 90 MARKETPLACE CLASSIFIEDS Rockway Precast and formwork fabricator Marks Metal serve up smooth, sound solution for Water Bottle operators. 40 FEATURE PHOTOS: Marks Metal Concrete Products' annual reference to industry suppli- ers and service providers, from Admixtures to Trucks and Advanced Concrete Technologies to Xypex. HUMES HOSPITALITY, P. 26 BUYERS' GUIDE, P. 49 SKAKO IMAGE: Concrete Products 86 INNOVATIONS

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