46 Wally 200

Wally Hernandez has joined Besser Co. as sales and technical support representative, based in Florida and responsible for the entire product line. A Dominican Republic native, he moved to Florida at the age of 11 and, after graduating from high school, completed a tour of duty with the Marines, working in helicopter hydraulics maintenance.

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CIM students assist ASCC, ACI, RMC-backed surfaces research

43 ASCC 150

Concrete Industry Management students at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, recently placed fresh mixes in a U-shaped concrete wall section formed the day before, continuing the ASCC Education, Research and Development Foundation-funded “Evaluation and Examination of ACI 347.3R ‘Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces’” project.

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Organizers call for papers at co-located 2016 SCC, Sustainability Conferences

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Missouri University of Science & Technology invite abstracts for the 2016 Self-Consolidating Concrete Conference and the International Concrete Sustainability Conference (ICSC), May 15-18 in Washington, D.C. Engineers, architects, public works officials, material suppliers, researchers, academics, students, contractors and concrete industry professionals are encouraged to share their research, experiences and accomplishments in advancing SCC and sustainable concrete design, production and construction.

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38 Bob 200

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Robert Risser its new president. He joins the group with 20-plus years’ of executive association management experience, including nearly a decade as president and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute in Schaumburg, Ill., and succeeds James Toscas, who left PCI in late-2014 to lead the Portland Cement Association.

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30 Adam 200

The board of AltusGroup, Inc.—Bethlehem, Pa.-based proprietor of CarbonCast architectural and structure precast concrete—has appointed Oldcastle Precast Building Systems’ Ron Jankowski to a two-year term as chairman. A member of the Oldcastle Precast business development team, he has served as AltusGroup secretary, Mid-Atlantic Precast Association president and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Total Precast Committee chair.

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