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.Read More
Industrial marking machine, barcoded metal tag and tag printer specialist InfoSight has teamed with Florida precast/prestressed concrete fixture Finfrock to advance plant and field product identification or tracking. Prior to the InfoSight package, the producer had programmed and implemented the Piece Tracker software. It required employees to make several selections through a series of drop down menus to access specific product details.Read More
A 700-bed, $148 million residence hall at Florida A&M University is the latest project on the DualDeck Building System roster of Finfrock, an Orlando-based precast/prestressed producer and design/build contractor. Upon delivery of the two new buildings in 2020, the company will have completed seven student housing buildings using the patented system, consisting of steel truss-linked top and bottom precast concrete sections functioning as floors and ceilings in multi-story construction.Read More
Governor Rick Scott has announced five appointments—one new member, four incumbents, all for terms running through June 2018—to the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council (FCMEC), an organization authorized by Sunshine State lawmakers and funded by a voluntary check-off program among major and independent block producers.