MANUFACTURERS – September 2021

Fleet management technology developer Eroad has entered an agreement to acquire New Zealand peer Coretex Ltd. in a transaction valued at $157 million. The deal advances an Eroad goal of 250,000 truck installations and greater presence in North America and Australia. The combined organization will strengthen its position in North America as a significant supplier of in vehicle fleet management,…

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ORGANIZATIONS – September 2021

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, has named Senior Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector Megan Tanel successor to President Dennis Slater, who will retire at the end of 2021, capping a nearly 40-year career with AEM and its predecessor. Tanel joined AEM in 1995 and grew into her present post after leading AEM exhibitions and events initiatives, including the…

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MANUFACTURERS – JULY 2021

Concrete mix temperature control specialist NITROcrete has appointed Stephen De Bever as chief executive officer, succeeding founder Drew Nelson, who transitions to the executive chairman post. De Bever arrives with two decades’ experience in concrete and construction, most recently serving as Standard Precast chief executive officer and Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping chief operating officer.  “NITROcrete technology addresses the concrete industry’s need…

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ORGANIZATIONS – JULY 2021

After eight years as Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub executive director, Jeremy Gregory has transferred to a position with the newly formed MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium. MIT officials credit his spearheading of impactful research, encouraging connections between lab members, fostering industry partnerships, and greatly expanding the CSHub’s reach and presence nationally and internationally. “His insight, clarity, and…

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MANUFACTURERS – June 2021

Consistent with an executive transition plan outlined last year, Besser Co. has appointed Ryan Suszek successor to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Curtis, who retires after 43 years with the concrete products machinery and plant equipment mainstay. Suszek was named president in 2019 following a 14-year tour of duty leading to the vice president of Pipe and Precast post, and becomes…

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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 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 built environment digital twins,” she affirms.

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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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