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ORGANIZATIONS - JULY 2019

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute will participate in the National Concrete Masonry Association’s ICON-Xchange 2020 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. In addition to each group’s annual meetings, members are encouraged to attend the B2B Exchange and Marketplace events. Scheduled February 21-22, the former is a business-to-business meeting format that brings new opportunities with high impact 25-minute prearranged one-on-one discussions in reserved hotel rooms or suites between industry suppliers and producers. The Marketplace, February 21-23, is an intimate expo-type setting that consists of company displays on tabletops. Exhibits are limited to the display and description of materials, equipment or services used in the manufacture, marketing, sale or enhancement of manufactured concrete products as appropriate in the limited space.

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PRODUCERS - JULY 2019

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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COMMAND ALKON FOUNDER KEN ROBINSON, 1934-2019

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BICKLE MFG. DEAL NETS COLUMBIA MACHINE AN EAST COAST BASE

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MANUFACTURERS - JUNE 2019

Thirty months into a rollup plan centered on distributors of specialty materials, accessories and tools for U.S. and Canadian concrete and masonry contractors, private equity-backed Construction Supply Group has surpassed the 100-branch threshold. The Denver-based company has acquired Best Materials, a Phoenix-based ecommerce platform, plus Advantage Construction Supply and Spec-West Concrete Systems, both of California.

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