Ryan Suszek transitions this month from Besser Co. vice president of Pipe and Precast to president, succeeding Kevin Curtis and becoming the sixth individual to hold the title in the manufacturer’s 115-year history. “The concrete products industry provides countless opportunities for collaboration and growth. I’m excited to lead the team at Besser in operational improvements and work closely with producers to create new and grow existing partnerships,” Suszek affirms.Read More
Manufacturer engineers a variety of specialty suspensions that improve the performance, handling and safety of heavy-duty vehicles used in concrete delivery and construction. Self-steer auxiliary series feature Swift Mount technology in 8K, 10K and 13.5K capacities. The 13.5K version is available with drum or air disc brakes, the latter shown here with Bendix calipers and ConMet hub assemblies for braking performance and low maintenance operation.Read More
Clearwater, Fla.-based Kemco Systems has named Stephen Stewart as Southwest regional sales manager. Based in Colorado, he joins the water and energy technology company after 18 years in branch and regional management roles with U.S. Filter. The company notes that Stewart’s expertise and passion for providing solutions for water and wastewater needs matches its mission to provide the most efficient and highest quality systems in the industry.Read More
Oshkosh Corp. has been named to the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company list by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing business standards. Oshkosh is one of only 131 companies, representing 54 industry sectors in 21 countries on five continents named to the list, and the only company selected in the “Trucks and Other Vehicles” category.Read More
HeidelbergCement AG has implemented a global program to continuously optimize operational and commercial processes at 500-plus sand & gravel and crushed stone sites. Aggregates-CI succeeds CLIMB Commercial, a margin-improvement effort that comfortably met a $130 million-plus target for 2013-2015. Management projects Aggregates-CI to attain comparable watermark by 2018.Read More
Command Alkon has promoted Monty Newport to senior vice president, responsible sales and service functions supporting the company’s integrated software solutions for construction materials industries. He has held sales and service management positions throughout a 23-year tenure at the Birmingham, Ala.-based company.Read More
After a year of product engineering and collaboration, Iowa-based Link Manufacturing Ltd. announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show a multi-year manufacturing agreement for Volvo Trucks’ new 6×2 program. It centers on a lift axle configuration featuring Link’s robust 20K DuraMax axle with a modified 9-in. drop center. Other features include patented adjustable mounting brackets; compact frame mounting; unique air bag locations to ensure rapid axle deployment; and, open designed lift spring, greatly reducing road debris entrapment.Read More
Besser Co. has appointed Jeff Lindberg as sales and service representative for the Northeast United States. He is promoting machine and mold parts, capital equipment, service, and training across the entire Besser product line, and joins Terry McNamee and Randy VanSickle in supporting concrete plants throughout the region.