MANUFACTURERS – FEBRUARY 2020

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Montreal-based McInnis Cement has appointed Baudouin Nizet as president and chief executive officer, succeeding Jean Moreau, who has held the posts in an interim capacity since 2018. Nizet’s tenure in cement includes tours of duty in Montreal as Holcim (Canada) senior vice president, Quebec and Atlantic Region, 2006-2013; and Toronto as president and chief executive officer, 2013-2017, spanning the migration to CRH Canada Group. He has also served as Cement Association of Canada and Canada Green Building Council director.

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MANUFACTURERS – JUNE 2019

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Thirty months into a rollup plan centered on distributors of specialty materials, accessories and tools for U.S. and Canadian concrete and masonry contractors, private equity-backed Construction Supply Group has surpassed the 100-branch threshold. The Denver-based company has acquired Best Materials, a Phoenix-based ecommerce platform, plus Advantage Construction Supply and Spec-West Concrete Systems, both of California.

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Forney programs machine ‘awareness’ of test specimens

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Upgrades continue for ForneyVault technology, a cloud-based system that helps construction materials testing laboratories provide trustworthy test results thanks to auditable, unalterable records management capability. The system improves lab productivity, affords end users data with a high level of confidence, and backstops a lab’s proof of accurate, timely procedures. Among the latest system enhancements:

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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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