ORGANIZATIONS – August 2022

The National Steering Committee (NSC) behind the five Concrete Industry Management four-year degree programs has named 2022 officers: Executive Director Rex Cottle (retired, Trinity Industries); Chairman Karl H. Watson Jr. (7W Capital); Vice Chairman Steven Cox (Command Alkon); Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher (National Ready Mixed Concrete Association); and, Immediate Past Chairman Mike Schneider (Baker Concrete). Officers also serve on the NSC…

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Besser closes on asset deal for splitting equipment specialist E&R

Sources: Besser Co., Alpena, Mich. Besser Co. has acquired the service parts inventory and intellectual property of E&R Manufacturing Co., Kirklin, Ind. specialist in hand operated or production splitters plus pitchmasters, all geared to concrete block.  “We’re pleased to begin supporting the E&R product line with a healthy inventory of parts; additionally, we’ve begun manufacturing parts in our Alpena facilities…

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Hardscape North America Education returns to virtual platform

Following the success of its inaugural Virtual Hardscape North America Education Event earlier this year, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) will host another power-packed two days of distance learning for landscape and hardscape professionals. Experts are once again offering their knowledge and experience virtually in an interactive, January 25-26 event that includes an expanded five learning tracks with ample…

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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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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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