PRODUCERS – MAY 2021

Evercast, a leading specialty precast and prestressed concrete producer in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, has acquired Precast Supply Co. of Concord, N.C. The transaction complements the suitor’s existing product offerings; adds to its portfolio of concrete production brands, all primarily geared to drainage, transportation and utility markets; and, better positions the business “to ensure projects are completed on time, with…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2021

Cary Kopczynski, principal of an eponymous engineering firm with Chicago and Seattle offices, has been elected American Concrete Institute president for 2021-22, succeeding Minneapolis attorney and (pre-AECOM) Ellerbe Associates veteran Jeffrey Coleman. A recognized expert in reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete building design, Kopczynski has served on the ACI Foundation Board of Trustees and ACI Board’s Financial Advisory Committee, and…

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MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE CHAIRS BIM COMMITTEE

The National Institute of Building Sciences, operating within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has named Microsoft Director of Transformation Services Salla Eckhardt as National Building Information Modeling Program Steering Committee Chair. “We need a standard that supports the entire digital building lifecycle from BIM-ready planning to BIM-based design and digital construction all the way to BIM as a component in…

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REBAR MARKET REPORT

In a new report, Global Market Insights analyst Samikshya Borse projects steady growth for steel rebar shipments, owing partly to the availability multiple milling and fabrication solutions. The development of compact rolled products provides many benefits to end users, including a vast reduction in bending & cutting work and lower storage space at construction sites. Rise in disposable income and…

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MANUFACTURERS – APRIL 2021

Charah Solutions Inc. in Louisville, Ky., has been awarded a five-year contract by NV Energy for marketing of fly ash from the North Valmy Generating Station, a 522-MW power facility with two operating coal-fired units. The plant and complex are jointly owned by NV Energy and Idaho Power. The fly ash will be shipped to regional markets via Charah Solutions’…

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ORGANIZATIONS – APRIL 2021

The American Concrete Institute has launched ACI 318 PLUS, an annual subscription providing digital interactive access to ACI CODE-318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, along with in-document access to related resources, robust digital notetaking, and enhanced search. The service includes full digital interactive access to the ACI Detailing Manual and Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook, with functionality allowing…

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PRODUCERS – APRIL 2021

Dave Semple has been named to the newly designated post of York Building Products president, overseeing the York, Pa. producer’s 10 concrete masonry plants or yards and seven stone, sand & gravel sites, along with safety management and procurement functions. He assumes duties of a former vice president and is tasked with ensuring collaboration across all building products businesses.

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MANUFACTURERS – MARCH 2021

David de Garis will retire as branch manager of Columbia Concrete Block Machine Australia in July, capping a nearly four-decade career with Columbia Machine Inc., Vancouver, Wash. He will assist in a leadership transition over the next five months. Concurrently, Columbia Machine has appointed Nigel Butler to the new position of CCBM Australia general manager. He arrives with extensive experience…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MARCH 2021

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has chartered a Small Producer Council, aimed at shaping the future of committee and staff work supporting the group’s widest range of members. The SPC was formed to ensure participants have an opportunity to lead a conversation on their unique needs and consult peers on issues of most consequence to their businesses. James Schelzi…

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