Producers – June 2023

The board of North Dakota-based MDU Resources Group closed May with a distribution of Knife River Holding Co. shares, finalizing a 10-month spinoff process of the concrete, aggregate, cement distribution and construction business from the utilities operator flagship. MDU Resources and Knife River are now independent, New York Stock Exchange-traded companies with distinct investment identities, business operations, customers and geographic…

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Manufacturers – May 2023

Engineered Material Handling, Valley City, Ohio overhead crane specialist, has promoted Ann Branham to the position of national sales manager. Over a nearly 30-year EMH career, she has gained experience in crane installation and service, electrical assembly, and control panel wiring, and progressed through sales, customer service associate and inside sales manager positions. In her new role, she oversees new…

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Organizations – May 2023

The Concrete Industry Board of New York has elected AECOM Tishman Senior Vice President, Civil and Structural Engineering Maggie Kwan to a two-year term as president, succeeding Benjamin Pimentel. She will advance CIB’s mission, support its members and grow the organization’s presence within the industry. In her AECOM Tishman capacity, she is involved in the construction of every tower project…

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MANUFACTURERS – April 2023

Besser Co. and the ACPA Foundation named recipients of the 2023 Besser Pipe Scholarships ($2,500) during the American Concrete Pipe Association Pipe School earlier this year. The first recipient is Ava Wesner, a senior at Posen High School in Michigan, who will attend a Michigan college this fall to study environmental engineering. The second recipient is Michael McDole, a member…

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PRODUCERS – April 2023

Chaney Enterprises has acquired the assets of a Holcim US ready mixed concrete plant in Joppatowne, Md. and retained front line employees. The location stretches the producer’s service market up the Interstate 95 corridor north of Baltimore. It also coincides with a Virginia market expansion, which has seen Maryland-based Chaney Enterprises acquire three ready mixed operators and build two greenfield…

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MANUFACTURERS – February 2023

St. Louis-based Afinitas, a leader in concrete plant product machinery and equipment, has appointed of Jason Duncan to its executive leadership team as Afinitas Forming Systems Division president. He succeeds Jamie Wegner, who will remain on the Afinitas executive leadership team, focusing on strategic and organizational initiatives. Prior to joining Afinitas, Duncan spent more than 16 years with Forterra, serving…

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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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