One of Ohio’s oldest and largest ready mixed producers, Anderson Concrete, has appointed its first female president early in a year of 100th anniversary observances. Jessica Anderson takes the helm of a family business with six plants, 90-truck fleet and payroll of 150, and succeeds cousin Doug Anderson, who transitions to chief executive officer.

Jessica Anderson

A fourth-generation owner with undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics and business from Hanover College and Ohio Dominican University, Jessica Anderson brings 20 years of experience. She started in the accounting department of sister business Buckeye Ready-Mix in 2001 and proceeded to treasurer posts with ALD Precast and Columbus Bituminous Concrete Corp., both allied operations. As past president of the Ohio Concrete Association young professionals’ group, Concrete Futures, and current American Concrete Institute Central Ohio Chapter treasurer, Anderson is paving the way for female professionals to thrive in a male-dominated industry.

“Jessica will do a fantastic job,” affirms Doug Anderson, who has served as president since 2002. “She is experienced, well-respected in our industry, and the right choice to lead our family business.”

“For the past 20 years, I have been most impressed with the hard work and commitment my coworkers and business associates put forth,” adds Jessica Anderson. “I thank every employee and retiree for their dedication to Anderson Concrete over the past 100 years, and look forward to building the next century together.”

Maryland-based Chaney Enterprises has opened a new ready mixed concrete plant in Lincoln, Del. Located directly off U.S. Route 113, it is the producer’s second Sussex County and sixth Delmarva Peninsula plant, and first zero-water discharge operation enterprise wide. Process and storm water management contributes to the facility’s attainment of National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Green-Star Certification, recognizing environmental management systems.

The Chaney Lincoln plant also features modern, sustainable, and community-friendly features such as dust suppression and collector equipment; white noise (versus beep) backup signals on all rolling stock; pH treatment systems; and, all concrete parking and entryway pavement, which lowers outdoor lighting requirements by nearly one-third when compared to asphalt alternatives.

“This new plant will allow us to better serve the businesses and residents along the Delaware Coast,” says Chaney Enterprises CEO Francis “Hall” Chaney III. “Working with a time-restricted perishable product like concrete, reaching the Delaware beaches was a challenge for us previously. We are looking forward to supporting our customers, the community and the economy of southern Delaware.”

Tindall Corp. in Spartanburg, S.C. has promoted Chris Gibbs to director of Marketing, charged with leading the precast, prestressed producer’s marketing strategy and branding initiatives while developing campaigns to increase revenue and market share. He joined Tindall in 2019 as Georgia Division business development manager and assisted in last year’s launch of the Tindall Superior Lightweight All-Purpose Beam (T-SLAB) product line. In his new capacity, he will work directly with the sales team and general managers to drive sales and analytics efforts, along with marketing tools.