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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PRODUCERS – October 2021

Holcim AG has closed on Utelite Corp., adding the Coalville, Utah expanded shale lightweight aggregate producer to Holcim (US) Mountain Region materials operations serving the Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix markets. Utelite mills lightweight or structural concrete-grade expanded shale in coarse, medium and three fine classes. Its deposit east of Salt Lake City has 60-plus years of reserves. Rockingham Redi-Mix…

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PRODUCERS – September 2021

Minnesota-based Wells Concrete, one of the top North American operators in precast, prestressed, has promoted Phyllis Felsinger to senior vice president of Safety. She previously served as director of Safety for Spancrete, an old-line Wisconsin peer that Wells acquired in 2020, and will be responsible for company-wide leadership of employee safety programs, plus local, state or federal environmental regulation and…

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PRODUCERS – AUGUST 2021

Burnco Rock Products Ltd., Calgary, has appointed Tom Zais as chief executive officer, responsible for ready mixed concrete, plus construction- and landscaping-grade aggregate businesses in Alberta, Colorado and Texas. He arrives from Martin Marietta Materials, where he served as Texas-based regional vice president – Ready Mix. That position followed vice president and general manager roles with Texas Industries, which Martin…

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ORGANIZATIONS – AUGUST 2021

The Concrete Industry Management program National Steering Committee reports more than $1.15 million in gross revenue from its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete earlier this summer in Las Vegas. The 2021 CIM Auction featured a 2021 Mack Granite equipped with a McNeilus FLEX Controls Bridgemaster mixer. Other major offerings included a Somero Enterprises Line Dragon…

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MANUFACTURERS – AUGUST 2021

CarbonCure Technologies in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has named to its board of directors B+H Architects Global Sustainability Lead and Senior Principal Lisa Bate, immediate past World Green Building Council chair, and, retired AECOM Chief Executive Officer Michael Burke. The company has also named CEO Robert Niven, who founded the business in 2012, as chairman. “Since buildings are the source of…

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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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