Manufacturers – November 2022

St. Louis-based concrete plant equipment and machinery specialist Afinitas has appointed Jared Calease as Forming Systems Division director of Engineering. He previously served as product designer for the New Hampton Metal Fab business, and returns to Afinitas after 14 years at Waverly, Iowa-based GMT Corp., which specializes in large, complex heavy machining, fabrication and assembly. He served in a variety…

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Organizations – November 2022

A new logo the National Precast Concrete Association has unveiled puts a fresh, contemporary stamp on The Precast Show, the largest North American gathering of its kind. The logo represents the show’s growing reach within the manufactured concrete industry, indicated for 2023 by two peer groups’ participation, ICPI-NPCA and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Together, the three organizations represent 1,200-plus member…

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Producers – November 2022

Lehigh Hanson Inc. has acquired JEV Recycling Inc., which runs a major concrete and asphalt materials facility in Woodinville, Wash. The deal times with the addition of a similar operation in Redmond, Wash. at Cadman Inc., Lehigh Hanson’s Pacific Northwest franchise and a key Seattle market ready mixed and aggregates player. The new facility processes slab or structural rubble into…

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Organizations – October 2022

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 20 producer members operating individual plants or multiple divisions or regions in the 2022 Excellence in Quality Awards program. Winners have demonstrated commitment to materials and production facilities management and related measures behind delivery of quality concrete, while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.  These Excellence in Quality Award recipients were…

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Producers – October 2022

Pennsylvania aggregate and concrete block operator York Building Products has added crushed stone, ready mixed concrete and asphalt production capacity with a deal for Union Quarries of Carlisle, Pa. “This acquisition will allow both operations to provide a greater level of product offering for our respective customers, increase our level of customer service, and help us jointly reach a broader…

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ORGANIZATIONS – June 2022

CTLGroup, Illinois-based design, engineering and materials science consultant, has promoted Giulia Alimonti, AIA, LEED AP to principal architect following her successful launch of a New York City office in January 2021. The firm recently expanded into new office space at the historic Hoover Building on 8th Avenue, in the heart of city’s Garment District, operating as CTL Engineering & Architecture.…

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MANUFACTURERS – April 2022

Sika Group has closed on packaged cementitious material, mortar and polymeric sand producer Sable Marco Inc. of Pont Rouge, Quebec. The deal opens opportunities for Sika in the Eastern region of Canada and improves access to the retail distribution channel, where Sable Marco has built up a strong presence and enjoys relationships with major national and regional building material stores…

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ORGANIZATIONS – April 2022

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute joined other organizations around the world in recognizing International Women’s Day. The early-March event is aimed at increasing awareness about issues impacting women’s equality; calling out inequality while working to forge positive action; recognizing where important gains are being made; and, celebrating women’s accomplishments.  “I want to work with members to achieve the goal of creating…

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PRODUCERS – April 2022

Pursuant to a leadership succession plan, Denver-based aggregates, cement and ready mixed operator Summit Materials Inc. has named Tom Beck as executive vice president. He transitions to the post after 25 years with the producer’s Continental Cement Co. business in Missouri, the last nine years as president. His successor is 20-year industry veteran David Loomes, who has most recently served…

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ORGANIZATIONS – March 2022

Timothy Cullen has joined the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute as director of Technical Activities, tasked with developing and disseminating the PCI Body of Knowledge necessary for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. Before joining PCI, he was vice president of Blue Ridge Design, a structural engineering consulting firm in Winchester, Va., and was previously a design engineer with High Concrete…

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