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The board of AltusGroup, Inc., a collaboration of over two dozen precast concrete innovators, has announced the election of Hagen Harker, president of Mid-States Concrete Industries, South Beloit, Ill., as its chairman. He will take over the position from High Concrete Group’s Dave Schneider and serve a two-year term, ending at the organization’s 2021 meeting. Rounding out the officer slate are Harry Gleich of Metromont Corp., re-elected as treasurer, and BASF’s Jason Pitcole, secretary.

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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: