Doug Dayton, P.E., has been named president of the American Concrete Pipe Association, transitioning from that same capacity at Professional Services Industries Inc., a major consulting engineer and construction materials testing firm.Read More
Charles Smith, chief executive officer of Johnson City, Tenn.-based General Shale, has been elected Brick Industry Association chairman, succeeding Davis Henry, president of Henry Brick Co., Selma, Ala. Prior to his 2014 appointment as CEO, Smith served as president and chief operating officer, and was credited with steering General Shale—one of the top North American operators in clay brick— through the economic downturn and revitalizing product development.Read More
Sources: Basalite Building Products LLC, Roseville, Calif.; CP staff
Basalite has acquired Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cheyenne, Wyo., concrete block production assets—plus a retail showroom adjacent to the latter site—from Tennessee-based General Shale, best known for leadership in clay masonry. The deal extends the Rocky Mountain market presence of Basalite, which has concrete masonry production in Boise, Idaho, and Denver.Read More
Summit Materials Inc., Denver, has acquired Sierra Ready Mix, LLC, which serves the Las Vegas market from one sand & gravel pit and two concrete plants. The deal brings the suitor’s largest integrated materials and road-building business, Kilgore Companies, into a fourth state, Nevada, alongside Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.Read More
Alex Car has officially assumed president and chief executive officer posts at Essroc Cement Corp., Nazareth, Pa., responsible for operations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Predecessor Francesco Carantani is transitioning to new duties within parent company, Italcementi Group, Bergamo, Italy.Read More
Gate Precast Co. has named industry veteran Steve Schweitzer as vice president, operations manager, at its Winchester, Ky., plant, an 18-acre site with 30,000 sq. ft. under roof. His precast industry tenure spans 36 years, most recently in the commercial sales and estimating departments at Prestress Services Industries. In addition to his work experience, he is also a member of several Precast/Presstressed Concrete Institute committees and active in PCI Central Region programs.
Johnson City, Tenn.–based General Shale has expanded its outdoor living line with the Alfresco Kitchen Series, whose six components enable a customizable layout suited to most any space. One of the series’ marketable features is the ability to create a versatile cabinet system, built with a combination of Napoleon Gourmet Grills, stainless steel cabinets and drawers, straight line and corner pieces, Normandy building stone, and custom stain-ready concrete countertops.Read More
Source: General Shale, Johnson City, Tenn.
A 22-year company veteran, most recently serving as president and chief operating officer, Charles Smith has officially assumed the chief executive officer post upon the April 1 retirement of Richard Green, who has led the masonry giant for 20 years.Read More