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Wood, Awad, Schneider lead 2015-16 American Concrete Institute Officer Slate

The American Concrete Institute elected officers and directors last month during its spring convention in Kansas City. Sharon Wood, FACI, has begun a one-year term as president. Dean of the University of Texas, Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering and ACI member since 1983, she serves on Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code. She is the past ETC Product Development Committee chair and previously served as ACI Foundation trustee, Financial Advisory and International Advisory Committee member.

 

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Organizations - May 2015

Gregg Lewis, AIA, has joined National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as senior director, Building Innovations, responsible for providing developers and design professionals technical expertise on advanced, cast-in-place concrete methods. Additionally, he will integrate architect, engineer and contractor teams to offer durable, energy efficient and economical concrete solutions meeting building developer and tenant needs.

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Producers - May 2015

Gate Precast Co., Hillsboro, Texas, has added three team members to support a period of steady, regional expansion: Michael Trosset is Southwest Division sales and marketing manager, while Trae Morton and Michael Campbell have joined the Estimating Department. The appointments continue growth at Hillsboro, which is equipped with 57,000 sq. ft. of enclosed production space and annual output exceeding 850,000 sq. ft. of architectural precast.

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Mobile App Packages Wealth of Solutions

Recognizing mobile application usage trends among key demographic groups—with some users exceeding 30 hours/month on devices—Quikrete Cos. has programmed an interactive mobile app to be a building, repair, remodeling and home improvement project resource for contractors and homeowners.

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American Manufacturing Group consolidates units, upgrades castings, fabrication

28 AMG 150A recent consolidation of the former American Manufacturing Group, Manufacturing Division of American CNC Leasing, LLC and a foundry castings business has spawned a new Jonesboro, Ark.-based entity, American Manufacturing Group–Marketing Division, to handle the sales of existing Box Culvert Mold Equipment plus an expanded line of domestic foundry products. Sales will be coordinated by General Manager L. Paul Fergeson through an established manufacturers representative network.

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