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Sika names Strittmatter to top U.S. admixture business post

Sources: Sika Corp., Lyndhurst,  N.J.; CP staff

A year after joining Sika Corp. as vice president of Sales – Carribean, Thomas Strittmatter has been promoted to Target Market Concrete vice president. A BASF Construction Chemicals veteran with 25-plus years in the construction industry, he will be responsible for defining and implementing the Sika U.S. admixture business strategic direction, aligning sales, marketing, research & development, operations and logistics to meet customer and shareholder expectations. 

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Kiewit, CH2M veteran leads Oldcastle Infrastructure Regulatory group

Sources: Oldcastle Infrastructure, Atlanta; CP staff

Oldcastle Infrastructure has designated a Regulatory Management group to support its Stormwater product line. Director of Engineering Jay Holtz, PE will transition in the same capacity to lead a team dedicated to enhancing the regulatory environment for treatment and storage solutions, and sustaining product line growth.

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Road Builders project modest transportation market gains in new year

Source: American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), Washington, D.C. 

ARTBA Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black projects a 4.2 percent year-over-year increase for the 2019 transportation infrastructure market, reflecting higher federal, state and local government investment across all modes. Total U.S. transportation construction and related-market activity is projected to eclipse $278 billion in 2019, up from this year’s trending tally of nearly $267 billion.

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Christensen to lead BASF Admixture Systems business

Sources: BASF Construction Chemicals, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff

Dr. Bruce Christensen, vice president, has assumed responsibility for the BASF Admixture Systems business in the U.S. and Canada, operating from the regional business unit headquarters near Cleveland and succeeding Juan Alfonso Garcia, who was named head of Construction Chemicals Latin America in October.

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Construction Supply Group adds All-Tex, Masonpro, Titan businesses

Sources: Construction Supply Group, Denver; CP staff

Concrete and masonry contractor-driven Construction Supply Group has expanded its Southwest and Upper Midwest presence, closing deals for Dallas-based All-Tex Supply Inc., with two Oklahoma and three Texas branches; Northville, Mich.-based Masonpro Inc., with one Ohio, two Indiana and six Michigan locations; and, Titan Construction Supply in Reno, Nev. They join 10 other businesses acquired since the late-2016 launch of CSG, now positioned as the second largest distributor of its kind in North America. The company has nearly 100 branches, payroll exceeding 1,350, and more than 60,000 stockkeeping units for 50,000-plus customers.

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