Dave Semple has been named to the newly designated post of York Building Products president, overseeing the York, Pa. producer’s 10 concrete masonry plants or yards and seven stone, sand & gravel sites, along with safety management and procurement functions. He assumes duties of a former vice president and is tasked with ensuring collaboration across all building products businesses.

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Wells Concrete brings Spancrete plant, human capital into new structure

Sources: Wells Concrete, Albany, Minn.; CP staff A top five player in North American precast, prestressed production, Wells Concrete has unveiled an organizational structure around legacy operations, plus the assets of Wisconsin and Colorado peers, Spancrete and Rocky Mountain Prestress, acquired in January 2021 and February 2019, respectively. The producer’s newly designated Great Lakes, Midwest and Mountain States regional divisions…

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Consequential deals cap a year that couldn’t end fast enough

As we closed our 2020 work schedule producing this issue, a slew of post-Thanksgiving developments quickly sealed December as the most consequential month of a year we are pleased to see in the rearview mirror. While absent CRH, HeidelbergCement, LafargeHolcim, Martin Marietta, Summit Materials, Vulcan Materials and other deal catalysts or newsmakers of the past decade, the developments warrant cement,…

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Wells Concrete consolidates Midwest leadership in Spancrete deal

Sources: Wells Concrete, Albany, Minn.; CP staff Wells Concrete, the fifth largest precast, prestressed producer in the U.S., has acquired Waukesha, Wis.-based peer Spancrete. With more than 125 years of combined industry experience, principals note, the partnership aligns two companies dedicated to innovation.

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Clark Pacific, Wells Concrete team on turnkey building envelope venture

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff

Major architectural and structural precast producers Clark Pacific and Wells Concrete have entered a partnership to support nationwide availability of Infinite Facade, a prefabricated concrete panel and glazing solution the former company unveiled in 2019. 

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Wells Concrete occupies new Rocky Mountain flagship

Sources: Wells Concrete, Albany, Minn.; CP staff

Sited on 65 acres in Brighton, Colo. and the focal point of a $45 million investment, Wells Concrete’s new office and production facility brings under one modern roof the former Rocky Mountain Prestress architectural and structural precast lines housed on separate, nearly adjacent sites bordering downtown Denver. Staff relocation and other transition measures have commenced ahead of Memorial Day. 

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Full Circle filter press scales Wells Concrete production demands

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Wells Concrete recently reached a crossroads for managing equipment wash down slurry water at its Albany, Minn., headquarters and flagship precast/prestressed operation. An existing filter press was no longer keeping up with demand, and operated in a separate building a few hundred yards from the main washout location.

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The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute elected new directors during its 2019 convention: Matt Ballain, Coreslab Structures; Jenny Frost, Wells Concrete; Harry Gleich, Metromont Corp.; Matt Graf, International Concrete Products; Chris Mosley, Consulting Engineers Group; Bob Pabst, High Concrete Group; Jay Stracener, Precast Erectors; and, Randy Wilson, Meridian Brick.

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