Manufacturers – April 2024

Houston-based Advanced Tech Crete is pursuing ASTM and AASHTO certifications for its patent-pending supplementary cementitious material, primarily used as a ready mixed concrete additive. By decreasing reliance on portland cement as a binding agent, ATC is poised to make a lasting impact on carbon emissions associated with concrete. The decision to pursue globally recognized certifications underscores the company’s dedication to industry standards and showcases a commitment to providing customers with sustainable and high-performance solutions.

Cummins Inc. has announced a $580 million project to drive economic and job growth in the Nash County, N.C. community. The manufacturer has received approval for tax incentives to help move expansion of its Rocky Mount Engine Plant, home to 2,000 employees. The strategic investment is set to generate approximately 80 additional new jobs, fostering both short-term employment opportunities and long-term job stability. As Cummins continues towards its Destination Zero Strategy and plan to achieve zero emissions across its products, the investment will involve installing new equipment for the future of manufacturing and upgrading the assembly line for next generation power units.

Durex Products Inc., a specialist in premium wire, polyurethane liners and rubber screen media technologies for concrete or aggregate plant equipment, has appointed Keegan Nelson as sales & product manager. He brings nearly a decade of experience in the aggregate industry to his new role, including tours with Martin Marietta Materials and a secondary crushing operation.

Wisconsin-based J. J. Keller & Associates Inc., a North American leader in safety and regulatory compliance solutions for transportation businesses, has appointed Tony Wheel as executive vice president of Manufacturing & Supply Chain. He will oversee a team of more than 130 associates across Global Sourcing, Manufacturing and Distribution operations, and succeed Tim Little, retiring in July. With background in operations, engineering and product design, Wheel brings 15-plus years of leadership experience from his previous role at Oshkosh Corp.

Little Rock, Ark. investor The Stephens Group LLC has recently completed acquisitions expanding three portfolio companies, including Pearlman Group, a multi-channel developer and specialty distributor of supplies, tools and equipment used in the fabrication, maintenance, cleaning, and restoration of surfaces for residential, commercial, and industrial end-markets. Pearlman has closed on Turning Point Innovations, a supplier of decorative and specialty concrete materials and products.

Atlanta-based White Cap, the leading distributor of specialty construction supplies and safety products for concrete and general contractors, has named Tracy Rosser as chief supply chain officer. He most recently served as executive vice president of Operations at Transplace/Uber Freight, arriving there after two decades at Walmart.

“Tracy has executed transformational supply chain initiatives at a business of our scale and complements the strengths and knowledge of our senior leadership team,” says CEO Alan Sollenberger. “With more than 30 years of supply chain leadership experience, he will enable us to deliver efficiently, while supporting our growth and innovation.”