by Craig Yeack
Ready-mix plants matter. The physical foundation of modern society is absolutely dependent on concrete infrastructure. More important are the resilient folks who work long, hard hours, day after day, to make it happen. Now more than ever, our people and concrete plants are faced with fundamental changes not seen in 70 years.
Source: Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, Mexico
The GCC Board of Directors has appointed Enrique Escalante chief executive officer, effective January 2015. He succeeds Manual Milan, who is retiring after a tenure during which the company, through U.S. market entry, grew from six to116 ready mixed concrete plants and two to six cement plants, and developed a solid distribution network that transformed it into a supplier of choice.
Eyeing integration with its Riverside cement, Sahara sand and Gibraltar crushed stone businesses in New Jersey, Silvi Group Cos. has closed Phillips Concrete Cos. asset transactions netting an East Newark masonry supply yard and Union Township block plant; Franklin Township and Hillsborough ready mixed operations; plus, fleet and plant equipment.
UL508A-certified manufacturer designs control panels for custom applications to meet UL, CSA and CE standards, removing the extra cost of local approval. Panels are deployed in all types of concrete plants across North America. Engineering staff works with producers to design motor control panels optimized for the application, and specializes in soft starters for large motors, variable speed drives, and PLC control for indoor and outdoor installation.