The employee-owners of Besser Co. have honored 37-year veteran Rodney Lang on his recent retirement, noting how his engineering background, outgoing nature, and resourcefulness allowed him to apply his talents in a wide variety of roles which impacted producers and fellow employee-owners worldwide. After graduating from Lake Superior State University, he joined Besser as electrical engineer, paving the way for…

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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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Basalite Rocky Mountain flagship takes center stage at ICON+365 LIVE

Basalite Concrete Products is previewing what is sure to be one of the decade’s most ambitious greenfield concrete masonry production facilities in North America. The California-based producer will host a February 17 (1:15-3:00 p.m. EST) visit to its new 188,000-sq.-ft. operation in Fort Lupton, Colo., north of Denver, as part of the National Concrete Masonry Association ICON+365 LIVE Virtual Plant…

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Resource Management Associates, a longtime environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and plant design consultant to ready mixed and manufactured-concrete producers, has opened a satellite office for clients throughout the Southeast: 127 Church Street, Suite 230, Marietta, GA 30060. RMA’s New Jersey headquarters mailing address has changed from Forked River to P.O. Box 188 Toms River, NJ 08754; 888-RMA-0230.

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Ryan Suszek transitions this month from Besser Co. vice president of Pipe and Precast to president, succeeding Kevin Curtis and becoming the sixth individual to hold the title in the manufacturer’s 115-year history. “The concrete products industry provides countless opportunities for collaboration and growth. I’m excited to lead the team at Besser in operational improvements and work closely with producers to create new and grow existing partnerships,” Suszek affirms.

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Duane Rondeau, a 30-year Besser Co. veteran, has been promoted to executive director of Sales – Masonry & Hardscape, responsible for national and international sales teams. Upon graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University, Rondeau joined the Besser Engineering team in 1988, later moving into sales administration and ultimately a leadership role in international sales in 2012.

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