ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2020

Mike K

The American Concrete Pipe Association has named Michael Kremer, MBA, as vice president of Marketing, a newly created position to advance the association’s efforts to meet the critical need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure. He will lead the development and implementation of marketing strategy, messaging and materials that support ACPA’s mission and industry objectives.

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Equipment manufacturers envision national manufacturing agenda

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To further an objective highlighted during ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 earlier this year, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has called on the federal government to develop a comprehensive national strategy for manufacturing to strengthen the economy, create new jobs and opportunities, and ensure the United States is the best place in the world for on- and off-road machinery interests to innovate, assemble, and do business.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE traffic, exhibitor sentiment defy Covid-19 panic

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff

Eyeing new technologies, products and equipment, along with networking and education opportunities, heavy building materials and construction industry segments converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center and nearby Festival Grounds for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 and the co-located International Fluid Power Exposition, March 10-13. 

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Registration trajectory points toward near-record ConExpo-Con/Agg

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

ConExpo-Con/Agg and International Fluid Power Exposition organizers closed out the last week of February with 4,000-plus new registrations for their March 10-14 equipment, education and networking bonanza at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Advance registration is well ahead of the 2017 show, they add, and signals attendance exceeding 130,000. 

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ORGANIZATIONS – APRIL 2019

Gary

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute elected new directors during its 2019 convention: Matt Ballain, Coreslab Structures; Jenny Frost, Wells Concrete; Harry Gleich, Metromont Corp.; Matt Graf, International Concrete Products; Chris Mosley, Consulting Engineers Group; Bob Pabst, High Concrete Group; Jay Stracener, Precast Erectors; and, Randy Wilson, Meridian Brick.

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ORGANIZATIONS – DECEMBER 2018

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National Ready Mixed Concrete Association President Robert Garbini, P.E. will retire at the close of the 2019 convention, March 5-7 in Tampa, capping a 27-year career with the group and more than two decades at its helm. He announced his plan indicating confidence that staff and member leadership will continue to achieve goals for advancing concrete’s interests in the building sector, local paving market and advocacy arena, while increasing workforce professionalism and product quality through research and education.

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ORGANIZATIONS – NOVEMBER 2018

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MANUFACTURERS – OCTOBER 2018

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Consolidation-minded Construction Supply Group (CSG) has completed its 10th acquisition: California distributor Constar Construction Supply. “This furthers our goal of building a best-in-class wholesale distribution company across North America,” says CSG CEO Mitch Williams, noting that the company will continue to seek additions to its family of concrete and masonry contractor-geared distribution businesses.

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Executive coach: Engagement central to closing construction skills gap

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If construction stakeholders find it difficult to attract skilled workers now, what can they expect in a decade? Those unwilling or unable to effectively attract, engage and retain their workforce will pay the consequences in the not-so-distant future, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which is promoting best management practices through its ConExpo-Con/Agg 360 program.

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