Maschmeyer, Ozinga, Miles delivery professionals raise the bar


Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida delivery professional Luis Martinez took the 2019 National Mixer Truck Driver Championship, staged last month during the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association ConcreteWorks 2019 conference in Kissimmee, Fla. He received a $5,000 check from NRMCA affiliate, the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, which was among 22 sponsors of an event whose record 96-driver pool tackled eight-station driving course and six-point ability challenges, plus written exam. Based in Orlando, Martinez has been driving for Maschmeyer Concrete for five years and was 2017 Florida Concrete & Products Association State Safety & Skills Competition runner up.

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Pervious properties promote preservation

Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete Inc. recently partnered with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) and Chicago Public Art Group (CPAG) to replace a District site’s conventional foundation and walkway slabs with Filtercrete pervious concrete. The sustainable pavement solution allows water to filter through to the subbase and ground, removes pollutants, and helps prevent local flooding.

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Martin Marietta Materials has named James A.J. Nickolas senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective this month. He succeeds the retiring Anne Lloyd, who will remain with the producer through September, capping a 12-year term as CFO. Nickolas most recently led the Caterpillar Inc. Corporate Development Group, following CFO tours of duty at the manufacturer’s Resources Industries segment and Global Mining division. Prior to Caterpillar, he was executive director of J.P. Morgan Securities.

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