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Daimler Vocational Truck Competition sows art, engineering

Teamed with Los Angeles’ ArtCenter College of Design, Daimler Trucks North America and Western Star Truck Sales challenged transportation students to envision vehicles meeting the needs of vocational customers in 2030 and beyond. Concepts displayed late last month at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show, Atlanta, included a novel concrete mixer truck whose control package is contained in a cab where passenger space gives way to a platform, ladder and hatch for better visibility and safety.

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named 2019 Excellence in Quality Awards recipients. The program recognizes producers that follow and exceed quality management principles guiding materials, production processes and delivered loads. Honored during the group’s ConcreteWorks conference last month in Florida were:



Birmingham, Ala.-based Dunn Investment Co., parent of one of America’s oldest contracting businesses and holding company of multiple operating businesses located throughout the Southeast, has promoted two 25-year veterans from their vice president posts. Rodney Grogan, who served as 2017 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association chairman, has been named executive vice president of Dunn Investment Western Operations, including Mississippi and Louisiana ready mixed producers MMC Materials and Bayou Concrete, plus Huey P. Stockstill, Dunn Roadbuilders and Dunn Utility Products. His counterpart in Dunn Investment Eastern Operations, Craig Fleming, will be responsible for Dunn Construction, Dunn Building Co., Civil Constructors and Couch Aggregates.

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