ORGANIZATIONS – FEBRUARY 2020

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Doug Dayton, P.E., has been named president of the American Concrete Pipe Association, transitioning from that same capacity at Professional Services Industries Inc., a major consulting engineer and construction materials testing firm.

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PRODUCERS – JULY 2019

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Karl Watson Jr. has moved from executive vice president and chief operating officer at Summit Materials, Denver, to chief executive officer and board member of Forterra Inc., a top concrete pipe and precast drainage structure producer based in Irving, Texas. Succeeding Jeff Bradley, he arrives with 30-plus years in management and executive roles at major heavy building materials operators and, Forterra notes, “a track record of effectively leading through numerous business cycles and improving financial results.”

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Rinker builds on tiny home trend with ‘Pipe Dream’ concept

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To address the current housing epidemic impacting the country, Rinker Materials and the American Institute of Architecture Students launched the Pipe Dream design contest late last year, challenging AIAS members to design a tiny home from two 96- x 96-in. diameter concrete pipes. Architectural student Sandra D. Guillen’s winning concept became the first tiny home built from concrete pipe in the U.S. when it was constructed at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas earlier this year.

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Cemex dispatches Rinker pipe and precast business in $500M Quikrete deal

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Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. enters the new year on track to unload a major non-core U.S. asset: the Rinker Materials concrete pipe and precast business. Under a definitive, late-2016 agreement, the producer will sell the entity to Atlanta-based Quikrete Holdings Inc. for about $500 million, plus an additional $40 million depending on future performance.

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Precast Concepts hosts Colorado lawmaker delegation

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After flooding and wildfires have increased scrutiny of materials used in the state’s roadway systems, Precast Concepts hosted a Colorado Senate and House Transportation Committee tour of its Henderson pipe and drainage structures plant, west of Denver, informing lawmakers on infrastructure quality, safety, design and life cycle costs.

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