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MANUFACTURERS - FEBRUARY 2016

HeidelbergCement AG has implemented a global program to continuously optimize operational and commercial processes at 500-plus sand & gravel and crushed stone sites. Aggregates-CI succeeds CLIMB Commercial, a margin-improvement effort that comfortably met a $130 million-plus target for 2013-2015. Management projects Aggregates-CI to attain comparable watermark by 2018.

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Advanced, efficient loaders set for dispatch to bauma 2016

30 baumai 150Low-emissions, low fuel consumption and energy-efficient wheel loaders are becoming ever more important to the building industry and construction machinery manufacturers. bauma, billed as the “World’s Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment,” April 11–17 at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, will spotlight loader engineering and environmental progress.

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PRODUCERS - FEBRUARY 2016

Tindall Corp. has promoted McKindley “Mac” Freeman, P.E. to vice president and general manager – Mississippi Division, based at the Moss Point, Miss., plant. He succeeds Jeff Woodruff, P.E., who has transitioned to vice president of Engineering ahead of retirement at the end of 2016.

 

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ORGANIZATIONS - FEBRUARY 2016

Cara Gavagan has joined the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as senior director of Government and Political Affairs. She is responsible for fundraising activities behind NRMCA’s CONCRETEPAC, the concrete industry’s premier political action committee, and managing high-impact programs on Capitol Hill. Gavagan was previously director of PAC operations at the American Council of Engineering Companies, where she helped create a committee securing $1.5 million per cycle; managed event planning associated with all PAC activities and political involvement; and, coordinated marketing and other association communications.

 

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Topwerk Group announces CEO, NA business appointments

A leader in integrated equipment systems for concrete products across a wide range of market segments, TopWerk Group has appointed Kathrin Scheffel as chief executive officer. Since 2014, she has been instrumental with the organizational development, corporate governance and strategic integration of the four separate companies comprising Burbach, Germany-based TopWerk: Hess Group, SR Schindler, Prinzing-Pfeiffer and Hess AAC.

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