Fly ash processor and marketer Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky., has secured an exclusive agreement covering coal combustion products from the Consumers Energy J.H. Campbell complex in West Olive, Mich. It will sell the facility’s Class C fly ash to Great Lakes concrete and cement customers, and also move material through its MultiSource terminal network serving Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South, Mountain and West regions. Charah will also market the generating station’s bottom ash for such applications as Class 1A backfill, cement kiln raw feed, and lightweight aggregate or flowable fill mixtures.
Friedrich Baumann has joined Navistar International Corp. as senior vice president, Strategy and Planning, following a 24-year career at Daimler AG, where he most recently served as senior vice president of the Daimler Trucks North America Aftermarket business unit. He will lead strategic planning, product planning and analytics teams, and oversee Navistar’s strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus.
Prior to DTNA Aftermarket and Operating Committee posts, Baumann was the managing director of Engine Holding GmbH, a Stuttgart, Germany, joint venture of Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Plc; and, group director of Strategy and Business Development for the Daimler AG Global Truck, Bus and Van divisions. He was also president of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC, serving concurrently as a director for Atlantic Detroit Diesel Allison and Florida Detroit Diesel Allison.
Iowa truck suspensions specialist Link Manufacturing Ltd. has appointed Zane McCarthy as business development manager, charged with expanding adoption of Cabmate, Air Link and companion products for conventional and vocational Class 8 vehicles. He brings extensive experience developing products for fleet operations and collaborating with end-users to ensure solutions are engineered to their needs. McCarthy’s background includes developing aerodynamic products for heavy-duty vehicles and advanced cryogenic technology-based solutions in OEM brakes.
Kemco Systems Co. in Clearwater, Fla., has added to its Engineering Department: Automation Engineer Tyler O’Grady, who joins the team with 20-plus years in manufacturing, automation, programming, and design; Process Engineer Brian Martin, with more than 10 years of applications and process engineering experience; and, Project Engineer Al Mitrovic, whose background includes four years in water/wastewater treatment projects.
ABB is integrating the Baldor Electric Co. name into its global brand as a part of the Next Level strategy. A member of the Swiss group for more than seven years, Baldor Electric will be known as ABB. The organization will continue to a) manufacture, design and market the product brands of Baldor-Reliance motors and Dodge mechanical power transmission products from 15 U.S. locations; and, b) support ABB’s entire U.S. motors and generators business unit, including namesake IEC motors, large AC motors, generators and related services, from the Fort Smith, Ark., headquarters.
Dodge Data & Analytics has partnered with Canadian construction associations to significantly increase the volume of projects and documents reported and provide better value and coverage to its customer base. Enhancing its offering in key provinces, Dodge has entered exclusive relationships with the British Columbia Construction Association and the majority of Ontario construction associations. Leveraging the analytical capacity and combined data sets of all parties, Dodge will further develop Canadian economic- and construction-related materials and forecasts for customers and association members.
“Through these strategic partnerships, Dodge is doubling down on Canadian construction and reaffirming its commitment to providing unparalleled market insights on Canadian construction activity,” says Dodge Data & Analytics CEO Mike Petrullo. “As always, we will continue to seek new Canadian sources to enhance our coverage and the value we offer the industry.”
The addition of new sources and the increased availability of documents has already fueled significant growth in Dodge’s collection of Canadian projects and associated plans and specifications.
Liebherr-International AG, Germany, has announced a $45 million investment at its Liebherr USA Co. operation in Newport News, Va. The project will see construction of three new buildings, totaling just over 250,000 square feet, on a 28-acre plot adjacent a facility the manufacturer has operated since 1970. The expansion will net space for Liebherr USA’s new headquarters and administrative building, a production and workshop facility, plus warehouse and distribution building. Construction is expected to begin in July 2018 and be completed by summer of 2020.
TRIMBLE, ADAPT PROGRAM POST-TENSIONING PLAN
Trimble has announced a partnership with construction software developer Adapt to provide structural engineers a streamlined solution for post-tensioned concrete design through direct integration of the Tekla Structural Designer (TSD) and ADAPT-Floor Pro platforms. The integration allows users to design steel and concrete for lateral and gravity loads in TSD and export model geometry and loading to ADAPT-Floor Pro for post-tensioned slab design. The combined solution eliminates the need to work in multiple solutions and recreate models and loads, saving time and reducing errors.
“Post-tensioned concrete design can be tedious and challenging, requiring engineers to work with multiple models, from BIM to gravity and lateral design and floor slab,” says Trimble Business Manager, Engineering Stuart Broome. “Post tensioned slabs typically require individual floor models, manual loading inputs and complex design considerations. With this partnership, we increase efficiency and simplify the post-tensioning workflow for structural engineers.”
“The design capabilities of TSD complement our core competence in post-tensioned slab and beam design and provide engineers with a solution for efficiently tackling any building project without recreating models and loading when designing post-tensioned elements,” adds Adapt CEO Florian Aalami, Ph.D.