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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Two veterans nearing 90 years combined at Gage Brothers Concrete Products Inc. held the ribbon for a mid-2019 dedication of their new workspace, arguably North America’s most advanced, large-scale precast/prestressed operation. They were joined by 250 other team members making a clean break from a heritage, 30-acre site in Sioux Falls, S.D., with 13 buildings or shops, including one from which William Gage launched his concrete construction business in 1915. Located about 10 miles from the former flagship, the new, two-building facility occupies 45 acres within an 850-acre industrial zone on the southeast corner of Sioux Falls.

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