TXI announces executive management reorganization

Dallas-based Texas Industries, Inc. announced changes to its executive management team to support the implementation of its long-term strategy. Jamie Rogers has been named vice president and chief operating officer and will report to Mel Brekhus, president and CEO. Rogers previously served as Vice President–Consumer Products for the company and has been with TXI since 1996.

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Campaign advances life-cycle budgeting in infrastructure policy

A two-week print and online Portland Cement Association ad campaign, themed “What Are the Real Costs” and targeted to political and policy opinion leaders in Washington, D.C., aims to elevate cradle-to-grave project cost factors in transportation and infrastructure funding. The ads appeared through July 1 in Rollcall and CQ Daily print editions and in Rollcall, National Journal, and Engineering News-Record online, directing readers and site visitors to Whataretherealcosts.org.

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Lehigh Hanson plants celebrates safety milestone

At a recent meeting of its cement plant managers, Hanson recognized four of its North American cement plants for having zero lost-time incidents in 2010. In the U.S., the Lehigh Hanson cement plants in Glens Falls, N.Y., Leeds, Ala., and Waco, Texas, all operated last year without a single accident that resulted in an employee missing time at work. In Canada, the Lehigh Hanson cement plant in Edmonton, Alberta, also achieved zero lost-time accidents in 2010. This recognition is particularly timely since June is recognized as the National Safety Month by the National Safety Council.

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Green Building Materials report predicts concrete value up $11 billion by 2015

Demand for green building materials is projected to expand 13% annually to $71.1 billion in 2015, slightly outpacing the growth of building construction expenditures over that period as green materials continue to account for an increasing share of materials used. These and other trends are presented in Green Building Materials, a new study from Cleveland-based market researcher The Freedonia Group, which anticipates the largest value gain over the next five years will be from concrete products bearing  recycled content, such as fly ash and blast furnace slag.

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