MANUFACTURERS – MARCH 2020

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Lehigh White Cement, the domestic business of Italy’s Cementir Holding S.p.A., has joined Baltimore-based AltusGroup, a partnership of 17 North American precasters, two international affiliates and 10 affiliated companies. As an Innovation Partner, Lehigh White will collaborate with producer members to accelerate the introduction of Aalborg Inwhite Solution Ultra High Performance Concrete, Extreme and Excel products to the North American architectural precast market. Cementir has more than 3 million tons of white portland cement capacity and operates on five continents.

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PRODUCERS – DECEMBER 2019

The board of AltusGroup, Inc., a collaboration of over two dozen precast concrete innovators, has announced the election of Hagen Harker, president of Mid-States Concrete Industries, South Beloit, Ill., as its chairman. He will take over the position from High Concrete Group’s Dave Schneider and serve a two-year term, ending at the organization’s 2021 meeting. Rounding out the officer slate are Harry Gleich of Metromont Corp., re-elected as treasurer, and BASF’s Jason Pitcole, secretary.

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PRODUCERS – MAY 2018

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Thomas Concrete recently acquired 21 Georgia ready mixed concrete production sites—eight active, the remaining idle or in standby mode—from Vulcan Materials Co. They strengthen the producer’s metro Atlanta presence and bring the U.S. footprint of Swedish parent company, Thomas Concrete Group AB, to 70 plants across Georgia and the Carolinas.

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PRODUCERS – FEBRUARY 2018

Cemex USA and Rinker Materials veteran Karl Watson Jr. has joined Denver-based Summit Materials as executive vice president and chief operating officer, succeeding Douglas Rauh. He arrives at the ready mixed, cement, aggregates and asphalt producer with 25-plus years in construction materials, most recently serving as president of Martin Marietta Materials’ Cement & Southwest Ready Mix business.

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Altus precasters map “Innovate, Insulate, Integrate” education tour

Sources: AltusGroup, Bethlehem, Pa.; CP staff

The AltusGroup partnership of 21 North American precasters will present a free, full-day program to educate architects and other building team members about designing enclosures that save energy, last longer and meet aesthetic goals. “Innovate. Insulate. Integrate” will offer up to six AIA LU credits.

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MANUFACTURERS – JUNE 2016

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Fletcher Taylor recently joined Dallas-based Vince Hagan Co. as Southeastern Regional sales manager, bringing 30-plus years of experience in ready mixed concrete. Taylor began his career in 1984 as a loader operator, proceeding to management positions that included tours of duty with City Concrete Co. in Jackson, Tenn., and Foley Concrete Products in north Georgia. In 2004, he joined Irving Materials as Nashville-based operations manager, responsible for 32 ready mixed plants. He will be based in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

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PRODUCERS – MAY 2016

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United Kingdom-based clay and concrete building product specialist Ibstock Plc recently appointed Doug Rende as president of Glen-Gery, a leading brick producer in the U.S. Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. He succeeds Steve Matsick.

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Arcis agreement extends ultra-thin precast/ prestressed to AltusGroup producers

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AltusGroup partnership precast producers can now add to their licensed architectural or structural CarbonCast offerings an ultra- thin panel technology for cladding or exterior fascia applications; rainscreens and ventilated drainage components; interior décor elements; marine decking or planking; and, tactile ADA detectable warning panels.

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