PRODUCERS – June 2022

Holcim Ltd. has acquired Cajun Ready Mix Concrete, which leads the Baton Rouge, La. market with eight plants and 51-mixer truck fleet. The business is strategic to Lafarge ready mixed operations in New Orleans and becomes the latest bolt-on under Holcim’s Aggregates & Construction Materials U.S. umbrella. “This acquisition expands our footprint in the dynamic Baton Rouge market, confirming our…

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MANUFACTURERS – MAY 2022

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Inc. earned Constructech Top Product/Trusted Product category honors for its FLEX Controls system—the sixth such award in as many years.  Constructech Top Awards recognize the best technology products serving the construction industry. The Trusted Product category includes technology that has been in the market for at least three years and upgraded or enhanced platforms. FLEX Controls…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2022

During last month’s Annual Membership Meeting, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association elected inaugural Chairwoman Karen Hubacz, chief executive officer of Bond Construction Corp., Spencer, Mass. aggregate and asphalt supplier. She succeeds Darin Matson of Nashville-based Rogers Group, under whose leadership, noted NSSGA CEO Michael Johnson, “Our industry has adapted to succeed during the Covid-19 pandemic. I know that…

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PRODUCERS – MAY 2022

A new identity for LafargeHolcim in the United States, Holcim US, unites legacy brands and strengthening the cement, aggregate and concrete producer’s purpose “to build progress for people and the planet.” Between cement, aggregates, concrete businesses under namesake, Lafarge, Aggregate Industries, Lattimore Materials and other brands, Holcim US operates in 43 states. As the country’s leading building materials provider, it…

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Manufacturers – February 2022

Maryland-based PERI Formwork Systems Inc. has named three industry veterans to lead enterprise-wide sales efforts as the nation prepares for the first sizable investment in infrastructure construction in decades: Klaus Wyld, senior vice president of Formwork Sales, transitioning from the post of vice president of Sales for the Building South division and interim vice president of Civil; Joe Capozzi, vice…

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Organizations – February 2022

North Carolina-based Concrete & Materials Placement has promoted Chris Dover to regional operations manager in western and central Carolinas and Louisiana markets. Dover has been with CMP since 2008, starting as a high-rise boom and line pump operator, proceeding to a series of management appointments. Along with administrative skills, Dover is also a Putzmeister Boom Inspector and Certified Pump Mechanic,…

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Producers – February 2022

Saint-Gobain, through building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, has shipped its first STONEfaçade stone veneer panels from a new Quakertown, Pa. plant to customers in the New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions. The precast concrete cladding can be quickly and easily installed by any siding contractor without any special equipment or masonry skills. Compared to traditional stone, STONEfaçade requires less time…

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MANUFACTURERS – January 2022

Afinitas has named Kirk Schall as Concrete Accessories Division president, succeeding Aaron Schmidgall, who will remain in a strategic advisory role. Prior to Afinitas, Schall held a wide range of roles at DuPont including operations, strategy, sales, and business leadership. Most recently he led MECS Inc., the global leader in sulfuric acid technology and a wholly-owned DuPont Clean Technologies subsidiary.…

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Organizations – January 2022

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has announced new show management for Hardscape North America 2022. Yoffe Exposition Services will work with the ICPI team to produce the annual tradeshow, which is set for October 19-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, and co-located with GIE+EXPO.  According to ICPI Executive Director Charles McGrath, Yoffe Expo is a natural fit for…

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PRODUCERS – January 2022

The California Precast Concrete Association has presented Don Jensen, founder of Nevada-based Jensen Precast, the Robert G. Evans Lifetime Service Award, recognizing an individual who has shown exceptional leadership, dedication, and accomplishment on behalf of CPCA. Since joining peers in CPCA’s 1990 launch, he has worked to shape the association, hosted plant tours for production school participants and industry allies,…

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