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Merts Rounds Out Pathfinder Offerings

The North American representative of Tiger concrete block & paver machinery and transfer equipment, Holland, Mich.-based Pathfinder Systems has closed on concrete batch plant and material handling specialist Merts Inc., Leesburg, Ga.

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General Resource creates Mapei Americas admixture platform

MapeiDeerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mapei Corp. has closed on Minnesota admixture producer General Resource Technology, eyeing synergies with its adhesive, coating, grout and mortar portfolio, while extending GRT offerings beyond the Central U.S., first toward the coasts and eventually to Canada and Mexico.

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A new look for a bedrock brand

Michigan-based Besser Co. is marking several milestones in 2014: 110 years in the concrete products business, 60 years of industry education, and 10 years as an employee-owned company. “To acknowledge the significance and excitement behind these milestones, we introduced a new logo and website. The new look balances a humble reflection of our past while embracing our future,” says Director of Marketing Kari Schellie. “We felt it was an appropriate time to change our look on the outside to reflect the progress we’ve made on the inside.”

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Oldcastle Architectural’s Crawford transitions to Meadow Burke

Doug CrawfordDoug Crawford has joined Meadow Burke as vice president – Operations & Development. A newly created role, it will see him tasked with leading collaboration between manufacturing and sales functions, plus business development activities, to further strengthen the company’s enterprise operating structure; improve leadership; and, increase the ability to execute strategies driving long-term performance and growth.

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ORGANIZATIONS July 2014

The National Precast Concrete Association noted the early-June passing of founding member Douglas Hoskin, a professional engineer and former president of Ontario-based Unit Step Woodstock. He joined a group of producers and suppliers to form NPCA in 1965, serving in variety of capacities with the association, including chairman (1973).

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