PRODUCERS – July 2021

Denver-based Summit Materials Inc. has appointed Tamla Oates-Forney as an independent director and member of the board’s Human Capital and Compensation Committee. The concrete, cement and aggregate producer’s board now comprises nine members. “Tamla brings a wealth of expertise in human capital management that will be a strategic asset to the Company. She is an accomplished global Human Resources Executive…

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ORGANIZATIONS – JUNE 2021

The ACI Foundation has established the Burg-Coleman Iowa State ‘77 Fellowship, funded by a $75,000 donation from American Concrete Institute Executive Vice President Ronald Burg and 2020-21 President Jeffrey Coleman. Both are 1977 graduates of Iowa State University College of Engineering: Coleman a master’s in structural engineering, following a degree in civil engineering the prior year; and Burg, a degree…

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PRODUCERS – June 2021

Anderson Concrete Corp., one of Ohio’s oldest and largest ready mixed concrete producers, has named Rod Jenkins as vice president of Production, following nine years as quality control manager. He has worn many hats within the organization, beginning as a driver in 1998 and soon moving to the plant department, where he climbed the ranks from laborer and operator to…

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MANUFACTURERS – NOVEMBER 2020

Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala., has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Trimble Construction Logistics business, whose technology equips ready mixed concrete and aggregates delivery managers to track, schedule and route their mixer and dump truck fleets. Trimble CL hardware and software afford automated real-time vehicle location and status, turn-by-turn navigation, monitoring and diagnostics, as well as business analytics and…

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ORGANIZATIONS – NOVEMBER 2020

To address an industry education void attributable to the cancellation of last month’s Hardscape North America gathering, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has developed a 10-hour virtual event, with 42 interactive sessions around Business, Installation and Marketing & Sales learning tracks. The January 26-27 program will expand HNA’s educational opportunities beyond traditional in-person classrooms to a much wider international online…

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PRODUCERS – NOVEMBER 2020

SiteOne Landscape Supply of Roswell, Ga., has gained a deeper foothold in Canada through the acquisition of Burnco Landscape Centres Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta-based Burnco Rock Products Ltd. The business serves Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan from 12 locations, and will continue to operate with long-time president Morgan Martel at the helm.

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3D printing-enabled research & development takes shape

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A new Innovation Center at Dayton Superior Corp.’s headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, spans product showroom (below), chemical research (shown here at right) and engineering (facing page, bottom) laboratories; product testing and prototyping equipment; and, contemporary training areas. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility is oriented around these business segments and functions:

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Crane Summit spotlights equipment safety

The fourth World Crane and Transport Summit, November 12-13 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, will feature nearly 20 presentations from top industry figures, led by  Jim Wiethorn, principal engineer at Haag Engineering and U.S. crane and rigging industry veteran. He will outline findings of his firm’s recently released “Crane Accidents: A Study of Causes and Trends to Create a Safer Work Environment, 1983-2013.”

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