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MANUFACTURERS - November 2014

Command Alkon has promoted Gustavo Vargas to vice president. Over 16-plus years, he has served as sales manager, account manager, director of Strategic Marketing, and currently leads the MOBILEconnect division, with additional responsibility for Command Alkon’s Brazilian operations. Vargas holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering.

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Kentucky RMCA shares solid message

BR-Logo-150A new Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association tagline, used thus far on more than 5,000 bumper stickers and tee shirts, focuses on longevity. “CONCRETE LASTS A LIFETIME” anchors a promotional/educational effort for branding concrete as a resilient and durable product. The association and producer members have distributed shirts among University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, students, while securing sticker spots on cars and trucks, and in offices and bars.

 

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Southeast Market Reawakening Drives Georgia Plant Upgrade

BR-Spancrete-150Eyeing prospects for its namesake prestressed plank and wall products throughout the Southeast, Spancrete is upgrading a Newnan, Ga., plant. The Waukesha, Wis.-based producer projects full operation in January and a near-term payroll up to 40 at the property, located about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta. “This is a unique opportunity to make the most of an existing site, so we’re able to impact the community right away,” says Spancrete Southeast Region General Manager Kristin Szymczak.

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Reports Detail Pavement Subbase Optimization, Erosion Potential

Developed at the Texas Transportation Institute, “Design Methodology for Subgrades and Bases Under Concrete Roads” and “Parking Lots and Test Methods & Results of Erosion Potential of Commonly Used Subgrade and Base Materials” are the culmination of research on best practices for identifying potential erosion problems before pavement is placed, and avoiding costs in overdesigned subbases. The publications are the latest additions to the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation library.

 

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ORGANIZATIONS - November 2014

The CTLGroup board elected Cary Cohrs as chairman during its fall meeting in Chicago. “[He] brings a wealth of construction-related leadership to the CTLGroup Board,” says CTLGroup CEO Brent Nixon. “We are excited to work with him in his new role as chairman, developing building solutions and new technologies to grow our global markets.”

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