Knife River’s Leftwich leads Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association

Source: Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association, Round Rock

Josh Leftwich will join Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association in mid-June as president and chief executive officer. He succeeds David Perkins, who has been named vice president of Government Affairs and Communications for Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas. 

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ORGANIZATIONS – NOVEMBER 2019

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named 2019 Excellence in Quality Awards recipients. The program recognizes producers that follow and exceed quality management principles guiding materials, production processes and delivered loads. Honored during the group’s ConcreteWorks conference last month in Florida were:

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Lehigh Hanson, haulers test aggregate fleet efficiency in app pilot

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Lehigh Hanson Inc. and trucking partners at central California, Phoenix and Seattle aggregate operations are testing the potential for improved fleet utilization, plus aggregate delivery booking and scheduling metrics, through a cloud-based platform from Trelar Logistics Inc., Austin, Texas. A vocational vehicle marketplace, Trelar connects dump truck owners, sand & gravel and stone producers, plus contractors via an application programmed to increase order and routing transparency; reduce delays; and, provide tracking, real-time data and automated payments.

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Lehigh Hanson, haulers weigh aggregate fleet efficiency in app pilot

Sources: Trelar Logistics, Inc., Austin, Texas; CP staff

Lehigh Hanson Inc. and trucking partners are testing a cloud-based, Trelar Logistics platform in central California, Phoenix and Seattle to measure improved fleet utilization, plus aggregate delivery booking and scheduling metrics. A vocational vehicle marketplace, Trelar connects dump truck owners, sand & gravel and stone producers, plus contractors via an application programmed to increase order and routing transparency; reduce delays; and, provide tracking, real-time data and automated payments.

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Ward to succeed Europe-bound Lehigh Hanson CEO Morrish

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff

A HeidelbergCement Managing Board succession plan will see an early-2020 C suite shift for the North American and European businesses: Jon Morrish, chief executive officer of Texas-based Lehigh Hanson Inc., will head Western and Southern Europe cement, aggregate and concrete operations; successor Chris Ward will transition from his post as Canada Region president. A U.K. native who joined Hanson Plc in 1999, Morrish led the Lehigh Hanson South Region ahead of taking the helm in 2015. Ward has progressed in various management roles since joining Hanson Building Materials America in 1996.

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Lehigh Hanson builds ash capacity through second Prairie Province station

Sources: SaskPower, Regina, Saskatchewan; CP staff

Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd. has entered a 10-year agreement to market fly ash from the SaskPower Shand Power Station, boosting annual supply potential from the province to 215,000 tonnes. A supply contract follows a similar 2012 agreement covering fly ash from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station.

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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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Lehigh maps four-year, $600M master plan for Indiana mill

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The most ambitious capital undertaking in the 11-year history of Lehigh Hanson Inc. entails a four-year, $600 million-plus modernization and expansion of the Lehigh Cement Co. Mitchell plant, aimed at increasing capacity from present 660,000-metric ton/year level; lowering energy usage and emissions per ton of finished cement; and, continuing to leverage the southern Indiana site’s limestone riches.

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Lehigh earmarks $600M for Indiana mill modernization, rail upgrade

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Lehigh Hanson’s most ambitious undertaking to date entails a four-year, $600 million-plus modernization and expansion of the Lehigh Cement Co. Mitchell plant, aimed at increasing capacity from present 662,038 metric-ton-per-year level; lowering energy usage and emissions per ton of finished cement; and, continuing to leverage the southern Indiana site’s limestone riches.

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