Source: New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., New Enterprise, Pa.
Paul I. Detwiler III has been named New Enterprise Stone & Lime chief executive officer, maintaining his titles of president, secretary and director, but vacating a chief financial officer post. He will oversee an integrated aggregate, ready mixed, manufactured-concrete, asphalt and road-building business with strong Pennsyvlania and New York presence.
Sources: Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash.; Peterbilt Motors, Denton, Texas
The two heavy-duty brands of Paccar Inc. showed new vocational models at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, both sporting variations of a common, set back front axle vehicle platform with 12.9-liter Paccar MX-13 engine; 83-in. (2.1-m) wide aluminum cab; sloped, multi-piece hood fabricated of impact-absorbing Metton composite; and, panoramic windshield offering marked visibility improvements over predecessor chassis.
Sources: Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd., Edmonton; CP staff
Oldcastle Building Products has gained expansive territory in block, hardscape and precast products, acquiring one of Canada’s top manufactured-concrete operators and staking claim well beyond Quebec and Ontario, markets its Permacon business serves.
Sources: McGraw Hill Construction, Engineering News-Record, New York; CP staff
After five years of depressed or sluggish conditions, the construction industry is set to show meaningful gains in 2013 activity, according to executives surveyed for the ENR Construction Industry Confidence Index (CICI).