MANUFACTURERS – DECEMBER 2020

St. Louis-based manufactured-concrete plant equipment leader Afinitas has promoted two team members to leadership roles in the Forming Systems Division, encompassing the New Hampton Metal Fabrication, New Hampton, Iowa, and Spillman Co., Columbus, Ohio businesses. Columbus General Manager Matt Karnes will serve as the division’s director of Engineering, overseeing both brands’ systems, processes, engineering design, and new technology. He joined…

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PRODUCERS – AUGUST 2020

Four-plant, prestressed hollow core panel producer Fabcon Precast has named Mike Rafi chief executive officer. He succeeds Mike LeJeune, who transitions to chairman of the board after overseeing day-to-day operations for 20 years. Rafi has served in senior leadership roles over the past two decades, gaining exposure to manufacturing and construction, along with merger & acquisition activity. He was most recently Contech Engineered Solutions CEO, leading into its acquisition by Quikrete Cos., and had arrived at the concrete and steel infrastructure solutions specialist following an Oshkosh Corp. management tenure.

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Mack, McNeilus sustain CIM Auction tradition

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff

Mack Trucks and McNeilus Companies will once again anchor the Concrete Industry Management Auction pool by dispatching a Granite-mounted, 11-yd. Bridgemaster mixer truck to the Las Vegas Convention Center for bidding on February 5, the second day of World of Concrete 2020.

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TRUCKS & COMPONENTS

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Our annual look at heavy-duty model introductions, updates and component advances coincides with strong fleet investment activity across ready mixed and manufactured concrete. Truck manufacturers and their suppliers remain mindful of driver safety and comfort, vehicle uptime and fuel efficiency. Concrete Products examines some of the top innovations from this year’s World of Concrete and Mid-America Trucking Show.

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MANUFACTURERS – MARCH 2019

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Mack Trucks recently named Steve Jugovic as regional vice president, Canada, responsible for the end-to-end sales cycle in new business transactions, including dealer and fleet sales, full-service lease, rental and contact maintenance services. Prior to the appointment, Jugovic worked at Mack Financial Services Canada, where he led operations as managing director for nearly eight years. During his tenure, he built strong relationships with customers and dealers and helped to develop a high-performing Canadian team.

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MANUFACTURERS – JANUARY 2018

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Sika Corp. dedicated an admixture and mortar production facility near Houston late last year. Geared to Texas and Southwest markets, the plant is the company’s 22nd in the U.S. and equipped for production of polymers central to high performance admixtures.

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Volvo CE chief Weissburg to shift to Mack Trucks as Slagle successor

Source: Mack Trucks, Greensboro, N.C.

Volvo Construction Equipment President Martin Weissburg will transition in the same capacity to Mack Trucks in June 2018 and remain a Volvo Group Executive Board member. He served as president of Volvo Financial Services Americas from 2005 to 2010, when he was named to lead the global unit, and appointed to his present post in 2014. Based at the Mack Trucks headquarters in North Carolina, Weissburg succeeds Dennis Slagle, who will remain with the Volvo Group as a special projects leader reporting to CEO Martin Lundstedt.

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TRUCKS & COMPONENTS

There’s been no shortage of product development and engineering geared to concrete and aggregate delivery vehicles since last year’s Trucks & Components feature, especially with recent World of Concrete and ConExpo-Con/Agg shows. During the latter, Trimble announced its ConnectedTablet, along with a first-of-its-kind Enterprise Recording feature for the TrimFleet Communicator, and XL Specialized Trailers showed a prototype of its new lightweight bottom dump.

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