Strevel, Bland join PCA-Southeast

Source: Portland Cement Association

PCA-Southeast Region recently added two new pavement applications directors. Bryan Strevel, pavement applications director in Tennessee, and Stan Bland, pavement applications director in the Carolinas and Virginia, joined the staff in early October.

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Houston-based Intercem Americas conference focuses on trade, distribution, industry development

INTERCEMThemed "Strategies for Future Growth," the 2011 Intercem Americas Conference features an extensive program looking at the issues that contribute to the current situation, both North and South, and attempt to provide some perspective. In addition, environmental issues and industry developments will also be examined at the event held at the OMNI Houston Galleria Hotel in Houston, November 29–December 1, 2011.

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Lafarge marks Canada’s National Precast Day with Habitat home plan

Sources: Lafarge North America, Reston, Va.; Staff reports

During an October 4 open house that drew 500 students, architects and engineers to its Edmonton precast plant, Lafarge announced participation in a local Habitat for Humanity NetZero energy duplex project. The producer will continue to spotlight the project—the first of its kind in Canada—on October 6, opening its Calgary precast operation to an anticipated 700 community and construction industry guests. Both events are timed around the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-designated National Precast Day, now in its 13th year and observed in plants across the provinces the first week of October.

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Four Holcim Plants receive EPA's 2011 Energy Star

Source: Holcim (US) Inc., Waltham, Mass.

Holcim (US) announced that four of its plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious Energy Star. The plants are: Ste. Genevieve in Bloomsdale, Mo.; Holly Hill in Holly Hill, S.C.; Portland in Florence, Colo.; and Devil's Slide in Morgan, Utah.

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