Sources: Simplex-USA, Fernley, Nev.; CP staff
American Highway, a Simplex Co. is the new identity of Simplex-USA, a key player in concrete pavement dowels and dowel baskets. “Our intent on this pivot is to better inform and provide more color definition to this large industry landscape,” says Co-CEO Ron Meskis. “Prior to Simplex’s purchase of Dayton Superior’s paving division in 2019, the trade name of American Highway was predominantly used to supply steel products to the concrete paving industry. As such, the name brings a long-established road creed and added value to our overall corporate brand as a recognized and familiar staple in the industry.”
Source: Dayton Superior Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio
A new Innovation Center at Dayton Superior headquarters spans product showroom, chemical research and engineering laboratories; product testing and prototyping equipment; plus, contemporary training areas. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility is oriented around these business segments and functions:
The Federal Highway Administration is extensively revising its Highway Materials Engineering Academy, which for 20 years has prepared transportation agency staff to develop specifications and guidance; make effective project acceptance decisions; and, design, construct and maintain assets to achieve long service life.