Besser Co. has completed a decade-plus development of its next generation Servopac block & paver machines, delivering the newest and largest model to Bellevue, Wash.-based Mutual Materials Co., a top independent in concrete or clay masonry and hardscapes production.Read More
Sources: Mutual Materials, Bellevue, Wash.; CP staff
A key concrete or clay masonry and hardscape products player throughout the Pacific Northwest has scheduled a late-March opening of a new concept design showroom in downtown Portland, Ore.Read More
Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.
The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has elected 2018-19 officers and 2018-21 directors, led by Chairman Kendall Anderegg, president of Mutual Materials Co. in Bellevue, Wash. Joining her as officers for two-year terms are Chair-Elect Marshall Brown, PhD, president of ACM Chemistries Inc., and Secretary/Treasurer Ed Fioroni, PhD, vice president of Sales, Keystone Hardscapes.Read More
Mutual Materials Co. in Bellevue, Wash., was set to close by this month on Kanta Products Inc., a Three Forks, Mont.-based concrete masonry, paving stone and Keystone Retaining Wall producer serving its home state plus Idaho and North Dakota. “The purchase allows us to continue growing a great concrete products manufacturer within our Pacific Northwest footprint,” says Mutual Materials President Kendall Anderegg, who underscores Kanta Products’ history of high quality output and customer service, and confirms that the business will continue under the legacy brand.Read More
Ronnie Pruitt has joined U.S. Concrete Inc. as senior vice president and chief operating officer, a new position charged with direct oversight of ready mixed, aggregate and ancillary operations in New York and New Jersey, Texas and Oklahoma, and California. His 20-plus years’ industry experience was gained primarily at Dallas-based Texas Industries Inc., where he served as vice president of Cement Production and vice president of Sales & Marketing, Cement and Aggregates Divisions. Following the mid-2014 TXI–Martin Marietta Materials merger, Pruitt was named vice president of Cement Sales.Read More
Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.
Within an October 18-21 schedule of board activities in Seattle, ASTM directors will visit Mutual Materials, a major concrete masonry source in the Pacific Northwest, plus 24 other standards stakeholders. “Seattle is home to many industries that use high-quality technical standards to grow and thrive,” says ASTM International President Jim Thomas. “Our board plans to highlight that in our meeting and when we visit local businesses and organizations.”Read More
Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff
Capping the 2015 convention in San Antonio, the NCMA board elected Joseph Bowen as chairman for a one-year term, during which he envisions a strategically driven approach that engages and leverages association members to push market growth in an improving economy.Read More
The National Concrete Masonry Association elected its board of directors during the NCMA Annual Convention earlier this year in Palm Springs, Calif. Dale Puskas of Basalite Concrete Products was elected NCMA chairman of the board, citing among primary goals, “Maintaining and growing market share against competitive systems, improving the recent decline in membership due to the economic downturn and the perceived value of associations in general, advocating for government regulations and establishing organizational succession planning as new leaders begin to emerge in our industry.”Read More