MANUFACTURERS – DECEMBER 2020

St. Louis-based manufactured-concrete plant equipment leader Afinitas has promoted two team members to leadership roles in the Forming Systems Division, encompassing the New Hampton Metal Fabrication, New Hampton, Iowa, and Spillman Co., Columbus, Ohio businesses. Columbus General Manager Matt Karnes will serve as the division’s director of Engineering, overseeing both brands’ systems, processes, engineering design, and new technology. He joined…

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MANUFACTURERS – JULY 2020

Hawaiian Cement has unveiled plans for a $6.5 million shipping facility along Pier 2 in Kahului Harbor, doubling cement storage capacity to 6,000 tons. As noted in a Maui News report, the project will carry into 2021 and entail construction of two 90-ft. silos, a 1,750-sq.-ft. warehouse, truck loading area, plus equipment and bagging rooms. Two new underground pipelines will connect the new silos to Pier 3.

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MANUFACTURERS – APRIL 2020

Dan

St. Louis-based Afinitas has appointed Dan Hodel as senior automation engineer, reporting to Dave Stoller, vice president of Global Engineering. He brings nearly 20 years’ experience with Johnson Gas of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; as a concrete curing division combustion engineer, he oversaw design, technical support, sales and marketing for pipe, prestressed, precast, block, paver and roof tile applications. Hodel also worked as an automation engineer for Advance Interface Solutions and process engineer for Eli Lilly.

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MANUFACTURERS – DECEMBER 2019

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St. Louis-based Afinitas has promoted Matt Childs to vice president of Sales, Americas for the HawkeyePedershaab-BFS equipment and automation sales organization. He joined the company in 2017 as vice president of Sales, North America.

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Afinitas names engineering, Hawkeye, CAM, Wetcast Division leaders

D. Stoller

St. Louis-based Afinitas, parent of HawkeyePedershaab and companion manufactured-concrete machinery and component brands, has announced management appointments across its three divisions. Dave Stoller has been named global vice president of Engineering, a new position in which he will lead engineering activities across the Afinitas platform with an emphasis on driving innovation to meet the changing needs of the pipe and precast industry. Stoller has 30 years with HawkeyePedershaab-BFS, the drycast division of Afinitas, and most recently served as vice president of Engineering for the HawkeyePedershaab flagship facility in Mediapolis, Iowa.

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MANUFACTURERS – NOVEMBER 2018

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A new thermal beneficiation technology from Charah Solutions, Louisville, Ky., improves finished fly ash quality by reducing loss on ignition, ammonia, activated carbon and moisture in raw feeds. The proprietary MP618 Multi-Process suits both wet and dry ash streams and offers these company-cited advantages over competing technologies: Lower cost profile; efficient footprint with self contained environmental controls that can be deployed in weeks versus years; and, modular design that can be scaled to market demand.

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HawkeyePedershaab parent establishes umbrella identity

Iowa-based dry cast concrete machinery specialist HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc. has announced formation of a parent company, Afinitas. Since 2017, management notes, HawkeyePedershaab has been building out a vision of creating a global, comprehensive, customer-oriented infrastructure equipment and services platform, acquiring New Hampton Metal Fabrication Corp., New Hampton, Iowa; BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH, Blaubeuren, Germany; and, most recently, CAM Sales Inc., Ludington, Mich.

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