Germany’s Topwerk Group, the umbrella organization over Hess, Prinzing-Pfeiffer and SR-Schindler concrete masonry, pipe and dry or wet cast product machinery, has relocated the Topwerk America Ltd. headquarters to Houston from Burlington, Ontario, and appointed Chad Rathke as president and chief executive officer, as well as SR-Schindler regional sales director. Gudrun Hess will continue as president of newly named Topwerk…Read More
John Harris has joined the Besser Co. Technical Service team, bringing 25 years of hands-on block and brick production experience plus plant management skills. Based in Phoenix, he will be on the front line working to bring the latest technology and new equipment to manufactured-concrete producers.Read More
Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Jeff Allen as senior vice president of Production, Quality and Specialty Vehicles, and Stefan Kurschner as senior vice president of Aftermarket. Both join the Operating Committee.Read More
Original equipment manufacturers anticipate 2016 heavy-duty truck shipments down against near-record 2015 delivery levels, especially due to a drop in demand among mainline freight customers. In the vocational segment, including mixer- and dump-grade models, OEM and body builders report more stable market conditions this year.
Peterbilt Motors’ new Red Oval program provides customers certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used Truck Centers—complete with a complimentary assurance warranty; 150-point inspection; customer loyalty program; and, preferred financing through Paccar Financial. Customers can find Red Oval certified pre-owned trucks through the www.PeterbiltRedOval.com site, which includes detailed vehicle specifications and photos from a searchable database, and at Peterbilt dealerships and Paccar Financial Used Truck Centers.Read More
Jennifer Bronson has joined Tampa-based Meadow Burke to oversee the Quality Assurance/Quality Control program, bringing 25-plus years’ experience in quality management, engineering and customer service. Her certifications and achievements include Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Auditor, and Quality/Organizational Excellence Manager. Bronson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Tampa.