MANUFACTURERS June 2014

Jim McReynolds has joined the Commercial segment of McNeilus Cos. Inc. as vice president of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support Services, based in Dodge Center, Minn.

Jim McReynolds has joined the Commercial segment of McNeilus Cos. Inc. as vice president of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support Services, based in Dodge Center, Minn. As McNeilus increases growth and penetration across all segments, he is charged with providing consistency and applying a customer-first approach to all sales, marketing and related support efforts. He will be responsible for driving customer engagement, product management, and marketing communications in the field and at centralized levels.

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AEM salutes safety materials promotion

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has announced the winners of a promotion raising awareness for the AEM industry-consensus safety materials program, conducted as part of outreach from its ConExpo-Con/Agg and AED Summit & Condex booths. Hundreds of attendees registered to receive iPads and iTunes gift cards to download AEM safety manual eBooks. The winners are John Mason, assistant director of construction training, International Union of Operating Engineers in Washington, D.C., and Tom Viskniskki, vice president sales, Sullivan-Palatek Compressors in Michigan City, Ind.

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CONCRETE EMPLOYEE SAFETY DVD

CONCRETE EMPLOYEE SAFETY DVD

The American Society of Concrete Contractors Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) has released a new Employee Safety Orientation DVD for concrete contractors. Shot on active concrete construction sites, it covers alcohol and substance abuse, personal protective equipment, pre-task planning, hand and power tools, fire prevention, excavation and trenching, handling fresh concrete, forming, rebar, pumping, hazardous materials and much more. An accompanying User Guide explains how to use the DVD most effectively and contains sample test questions.

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ICPI confers top honor on LPS Pavement chief

2012-13 ICPI Chairman Dave Carter (left) recognizes Bill Schneider during the general luncheon session.

Convening in New Orleans for its 2014 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary observance, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute presented William Schneider the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing significant industry contributions through technical innovation and advocacy; demonstrated leadership; dedication to employee well-being; and, stressing contractor/installer education as paramount to producer success.

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PCI reinforces standards development with ANSI accreditation

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has been accredited as an American National Standards Institute standards developer. A first for an organization in manufactured concrete, the accreditation positions PCI’s voluntary consensus documents relating to the design, detailing, fabrication, transportation, and erection of precast and precast/prestressed concrete to be registered as American National Standards.

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ACI Fellowship bears Baker, Cagley, Pankow imprint

The American Concrete Institute-affiliated ACI Foundation has announced the establishment of a new fellowship in honor of the founders of the ACI Foundation Fellowship Program – ACI Past Presidents Daniel L. Baker of Baker Concrete Construction, James R. Cagley of Cagley and Associates, and Thomas D. Verti of Pankow and the Pankow Foundation.

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Lafarge eyes $60M prairie province precast capacity upgrade

Lafarge eyes $60M prairie province precast capacity upgrade

Growing demand in energy, infrastructure, commercial and residential markets is driving Lafarge Canada’s planned doubling of output capability at its Edmonton precast operation, enclosure groundbreaking and equipment delivery scheduled for 2014. An investment upward of $60 million will see the addition of plant automation technology, including robotics and full-scale computer-aided design and fabrication.

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York Building Products adds New Holland Concrete operations

New Holland Concrete headquarters, shown here in 2012.

With seven block and paver plants in eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, York Building Products has become the mid-Atlantic market’s largest concrete masonry source after closing on much of Martin Limestone’s New Holland Concrete business. “New Holland’s portfolio of products will help ensure the future growth of the York Building Products brand, and we are excited about the integration of products between the two companies,” says Jason Schmitz, vice president of Operations at York Building Products, York, Pa.

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