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ORGANIZATIONS - DECEMBER 2019

D. Thomas Ruttura, owner of Ruttura & Sons Construction Co. in West Babylon, N.Y., has received the American Society of Concrete Contractors Lifetime Achievement Award. A past (2003-2004) president of ASCC and its Education, Research & Development Foundation, he chaired and served on numerous Society committees. The Lifetime Achievement Award is group’s highest honor, acknowledging recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC.

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PRODUCERS - DECEMBER 2019

The board of AltusGroup, Inc., a collaboration of over two dozen precast concrete innovators, has announced the election of Hagen Harker, president of Mid-States Concrete Industries, South Beloit, Ill., as its chairman. He will take over the position from High Concrete Group’s Dave Schneider and serve a two-year term, ending at the organization’s 2021 meeting. Rounding out the officer slate are Harry Gleich of Metromont Corp., re-elected as treasurer, and BASF’s Jason Pitcole, secretary.

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ORGANIZATIONS - NOVEMBER 2019

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named 2019 Excellence in Quality Awards recipients. The program recognizes producers that follow and exceed quality management principles guiding materials, production processes and delivered loads. Honored during the group’s ConcreteWorks conference last month in Florida were:

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Daimler Vocational Truck Competition sows art, engineering

Teamed with Los Angeles’ ArtCenter College of Design, Daimler Trucks North America and Western Star Truck Sales challenged transportation students to envision vehicles meeting the needs of vocational customers in 2030 and beyond. Concepts displayed late last month at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show, Atlanta, included a novel concrete mixer truck whose control package is contained in a cab where passenger space gives way to a platform, ladder and hatch for better visibility and safety.

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PRODUCERS - NOVEMBER 2019

Birmingham, Ala.-based Dunn Investment Co., parent of one of America’s oldest contracting businesses and holding company of multiple operating businesses located throughout the Southeast, has promoted two 25-year veterans from their vice president posts. Rodney Grogan, who served as 2017 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association chairman, has been named executive vice president of Dunn Investment Western Operations, including Mississippi and Louisiana ready mixed producers MMC Materials and Bayou Concrete, plus Huey P. Stockstill, Dunn Roadbuilders and Dunn Utility Products. His counterpart in Dunn Investment Eastern Operations, Craig Fleming, will be responsible for Dunn Construction, Dunn Building Co., Civil Constructors and Couch Aggregates.

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