Sources: HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc., Mediapolis, Iowa; CP staff
Brad Schmidgall has been promoted from HawkeyePedershaab executive vice president of Sales to president. He will lead sales, engineering and service groups, working alongside Ryan Gable, HawkeyePedershaab CEO and managing director of St. Louis-based BW Forsyth Partners, which acquired the company in 2016.
Sources: Washington Partners, Tampa, Fla.
White Plains, N.Y.-based Stonebridge Partners has closed on Cast-Crete USA, Inc., a leading producer of branded precast lintels, sills, scuppers and thresholds used in residential and commercial concrete masonry construction.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
NRMCA is accepting entries in the 2017 Environmental Excellence Awards Program through July 28. The competition offers producers national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practices. Any NRMCA member company producing ready mixed concrete from a fixed plant location in the U.S., its territories or Canada is eligible to enter. Additional Environmental Excellence Award details and entry forms can be obtained here.
Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff
Command Alkon has named Charles Evans as chief technology officer and vice president of Engineering, tasked with leading the development of new products and technologies, while further enhancing the business value derived from the company’s current information technology offerings.
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
The NRMCA’s 1st Annual Safety Award, backed by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, acknowledges the significant contribution of safe work practices to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry. It will be presented to an individual or company whose actions—in day-to-day operations or an emergency—represent the highest in the advancement of safety in the industry.
Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas
Governor John Hickenlooper is maintaining a spring tradition of recent years, observing “The concrete industry is vital to Colorado’s infrastructure and economy. On April 28 we recognize concrete as a sustainable, green building material and superior choice for construction. We look forward to recognizing the thousands of employees who make a difference in our state during the annual Concrete Day at the Capitol BBQ.”
Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff
Eric Olsen, the charter chief executive officer and lone American-born director of LafargeHolcim, has resigned effective July 15, noting how two years after the Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger, the business “has everything it needs to successfully transform the industry and build sustainably our future world. I fully trust our teams to transform that ambition into reality.”
Sources: Federal Trade Commission; CP staff
The Federal Trade Commission, one of two Washington, D.C., agencies overseeing mergers, is responding to Presidential directives aimed at eliminating what Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen calls “wasteful, legacy regulations and processes that have outlived their usefulness.”
Sources: BMC Enterprises, Inc., St. Louis; CP staff
BMC Enterprises has added to its Missouri aggregates business through the opening of the BMC Stone quarry in High Hill; acquisition of a strategic interest in Base Rock Minerals, LLC, a limestone quarry in Bonne Terre; and, acquisition of Strack Stone Co., a limestone quarry located just north of Cape Girardeau. The latter will operate under the Base Rock Minerals name.
Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff
U.S. Concrete has strengthened sand production and distribution capacity supporting its New York City ready mixed concrete operations by acquiring the assets of Quinton, N.J.-based Corbett Aggregates Cos.