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Big Board backdrop befits Oshkosh milestone

The New York Stock Exchange opened prime exterior and trading floor space last month to Oshkosh Corp., which is marking its centennial anniversary in specialty truck, vehicle and component manufacturing.

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Sika AG names Schuler to succeed LafargeHolcim-bound CEO Jenisch

A 20-year Sika AG veteran and chief executive officer since 2012, Jan Jenisch will transition in the same capacity to Swiss peer, LafargeHolcim Ltd., in mid-October. LafargeHolcim Chairman Beat Hess calls Jenisch “a CEO widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results [who] comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector. His agile leadership style and personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture and management team.”

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Lanxess musters Bayferrox customers, adds pigment capacity

The Lanxess Corp. Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit recently hosted its annual Bayferrox Color Workshop in Pittsburgh for North American concrete producers. Now in its 26th consecutive year, the course is an intensive educational and laboratory training program designed to help participants learn how to better use iron oxide pigments to produce colored concrete products more consistently and economically. Over the course of 2.5 days, participants receive comprehensive classroom education from Lanxess color experts, followed by hands-on laboratory exercises at the IPG North American Competence Center in Burgettstown, Pa.

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BASF’s Concrete Now! application: Informative, interactive, spontaneous

A versatile smartphone application BASF has released in the U.S. and Canada, Concrete Now!, affords instant access to information on concrete properties. Intended for contractors, engineers, architects and producers, the free app serves as a channel to basic knowledge on the fundamentals of concrete use. It includes concepts and design factors, plus interactive tools that provide answers related to concrete slump, air, finishability and set time.

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MANUFACTURERS - MAY 2017

Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mapei Americas has named Jesse Osborne as general manager of its GRT concrete admixtures and cement additives division, Eagan, Minn. Reporting to Mapei North America CEO Luigi Di Geso, he will interface with the Mapei Global Liquid Admixture Group, headed by Walter Nussbaumer, and the company’s Research & Development Center in Milan, Italy. His arrival coincides with planning for an admixtures R&D facility at Mapei’s new plant in Logan Township, N.J.

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