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Roger Nielsen has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America plus affiliated companies Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks and Detroit Diesel Corp., effective this month. He succeeds Martin Daum, who has joined the Daimler AG Board of Management, responsible for Trucks and Buses.

Leaders of cement and concrete industry organizations representing 11 countries and regions from around the U.S. met with Massachusetts Institute of Technology-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) staff earlier this year to discuss research and collaboration supporting cement-based materials and sustainability measures.

The National Concrete Masonry Association will stage the International Concrete Exposition Machinery & Equipment Show (ICON Expo) February 9-10, 2018, in Indianapolis, billing it as the only machinery and equipment venue completely dedicated to the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry.

Besser Co. awarded the inaugural, $2,500 Besser Pipe Industry Scholarship to Joe Pelica, a production team member at Michigan’s Northern Concrete Pipe and part-time Mechanical Engineering Technology student at Delta College, Bay City. Besser Vice President – Pipe & Precast Ryan Suszek announced the recipient last month during the American Concrete Pipe Association Annual Meeting in Hilton Head, S.C.

Sweden’s Thomas Concrete Group has acquired three North Carolina and South Carolina ready mixed plants, strategic to the Myrtle Beach market. They join 64 other plants, across the Carolinas and Georgia, under a U.S. headquarters in Atlanta.