Wieser Form Fabrication has completed an expansion of its Menomonie, Wis., plant—driven by a growing log of machine, equipment and mold orders.
Day: February 27, 2015
Grace rewards Strux Fiber Catalysts
Recognizing their role in development of a synthetic macro fiber product line that has seen sales exceed $100 million, W. R. Grace & Co. has awarded Grace Construction Products Dr. Klaus-Alexander Rieder and Dr. Kumar Ranganathan the 2014 Grace Award for Technical Excellence (GATE). Accompanied by $10,000, GATE recognizes individual or employee teams for achievement resulting in significant commercial, societal, and industrial impact.
Actuant integrates precision Sure-Lock, Hayes Industries
Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Actuant Corp. has announced Precision-Hayes International, combining two businesses with global reach and significant brand recognition, plus reinforced concrete construction and energy infrastructure market presence. The move completes an integration of Sugar Land, Texas-based Hayes Industries, which Actuant acquired in 2014, eyeing synergy with its Precision Sure-Lock business.
IronPlanet, Cat auction pinpoint synergies in pending merger
IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, and Associated Auction Services LLC, an alliance of Caterpillar Inc. and a group of its dealers operating as Cat Auction Services, anticipate finalizing a merger agreement—announced late last year—during the first quarter. The combined business will afford used heavy construction equipment buyers and sellers a unique auction experience, officials note, backed by unmatched technology and services.Read More
ORGANIZATIONS – February 2015
The National Precast Concrete Association Board of Directors has extended through 2019 the contract of staff President Ty Gable, a certified association executive and American Society of Association Executives fellow who has led the Carmel, Ind., organization since 1994.
Parking facility groups team with certification body behind LEED
Recognizing the importance of sustainable parking facilities and practices to the sustainable community development, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s global LEED green building rating system, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Parking Institute (IPI), the world’s largest parking association, and the Green Parking Council (GPC).
Pankow Foundation revises design-build benchmark
The Charles Pankow Foundation’s Professional’s Guide to Managing the Design Phase of a Design-Build Project (Version 2.0) expands on the charter version, Design Management Guide for the Design-Build Environment, and incorporates new industry input.
Webinar series: form utilization, ‘medicated’ staff, lean methods
The National Precast Concrete Association 2015 webinar series of monthly one-hour programs, each beginning at noon EST, explores a range of production, safety, quality control and management challenges:Read More
ACI sets 24-city schedule for 318-14 Building Code seminar
The American Concrete Institute is offering a seminar in 24 cities, February–May, on the newly-released ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. The new ACI 318-14 represents the first major change in Code organization in over 40 years and has been completely reorganized from a designer’s perspective.
PRODUCERS – February 2015
Dallas-based cement, aggregate and ready mixed producer Eagle Materials Inc. has appointed Michael Haack to chief operating officer, a post created in response to the company’s continued strategic expansion in construction and energy-related markets. He joins Eagle from Halliburton Energy Services, where over a 17-year career he assumed key operating roles, most recently managing global operations for Sperry Drilling, a multi-billion dollar division serving Halliburton operations in every major global oil and gas market. Haack earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Rice University, and holds a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, both in Industrial Engineering.Read More