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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PRODUCERS – March 2022

Vulcan Materials Co. has appointed Vice President – Finance Mary Andrews Carlise as successor to Senior Vice President and CFO Suzanne Wood, who has announced a September 2022 retirement. Also within the producer’s C-suite, Vice President – Human Resources Darren Hicks has been named to a newly created post, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective this month. …

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MANUFACTURERS – November 2021

Charah Solutions, Inc. in Louisville, Ky., was selected as the 2021 Second Place Construction Safety Excellence Award recipient in the Associated General Contractors of America Construction Safety Excellence Awards. Charah Solutions competed in the Specialty Division’s 500,000 to 1.5 Million Work Hour category. This marks the fourth straight year in which the fly ash marketer and coal combustion residuals management…

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PRODUCERS – November 2021

Westlake Chemical Corp., Houston, closed last month on the Georgia-based Boral Building Products business, whose assets include Cultured Stone and Eldorado Stone precast concrete veneer brands. Concurrently, the Westlake Innovations subsidiary has announced an alliance with Nexii Building Solutions Inc., Vancouver, B.C. to support the construction of buildings with a reduced environmental footprint. The latter company promotes portland cement-free Nexiite,…

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MANUFACTURERS – OCT 2021

Bob Mills has been promoted from director of Product Development to director of Sales & Marketing at Hamilton Form Co., Fort Worth, Texas. He continues a family tradition that began when his father was employed at Hamilton Form, and over the years has had shop floor duty, performed field service work, and managed production. “Bob is one of our best…

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ORGANIZATIONS – OCT 2021

The RMC Research & Education Foundation is collaborating with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and its Research, Engineering & Standards Committee (RES) on identification of industry research needs and referral of proposals for potential funding. Members of an RES task group, chaired by Bruce Blair, president of Consumers Concrete in Kalamazoo, Mich., have developed a list of concrete materials…

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