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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DEX acquisition paves UHPC, terrazzo path for Gate Precast

In a move that considerably expands offerings of both parties, Florida-based Gate Precast Co. has acquired the assets of DEX Industries, creating a newly branded division, “DEX by Gate,” that will operate within the latter’s Atlanta facility. Founded in 1999 by Craig Smith and interior designer Lauriel Leonard, DEX is one of the pioneers in artisan products and surfaces, crafting…

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Holcim, Gate Precast executives to address Building Innovation 2021

Sources: National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, D.C.; CP staff The National Institute of Building Sciences has finalized its keynotes lineup for Building Innovation 2021: Virtual Edition (BI2021), September 27-29, including a presentation from Holcim AG Global Head of Solutions & Products Jamie Gentoso, P.E. Joining her as lead presenters will be Architecture 2030 CEO Edward Mazria, American Society of Civil…

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DEX deal paves UHPC, terrazzo path for Gate Precast

Sources: Gate Precast Co., Jacksonville, Fla.; CP staff In a move that considerably expands offerings of both parties, Gate Precast has acquired the assets of DEX Industries, creating a newly branded division, “DEX by Gate,” that will operate within the latter’s Atlanta facility. Founded in 1999 by Craig Smith and interior designer Lauriel Leonard, DEX is one of the pioneers…

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SWEET SUCCESS

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Gate Precast turns to 3D-printed forms for ‘sugar crystal’ façade

A towering mixed-use structure with a unique façade in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood has not only changed the New York City skyline, but has shown the transformative possibilities of 3D-printed concrete formwork. Thanks to a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, Jacksonville, Fla.-based Gate Precast Co. was able to bring the intricate design of One South First’s “sugar crystal” exterior to life as well as provide a major step forward for architectural precast.

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Gate Precast regroups under two divisions, four vice presidents

Sources: Gate Precast Co., Jacksonville, Fla.; CP staff

To improve efficiencies and collaboration across its Southeast and South Central precast/prestressed concrete operations, Gate Precast has consolidated four business units under a Northern Division, spanning Winchester, Ky., Oxford, N.C. and Ashland City, Tenn., plants; and, Southern Division, encompassing Monroeville, Ala., Kissimmee, Fla., and Hillsboro, Texas, plants. 

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PRODUCERS – JULY 2018

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Chaney Enterprises has announced a new sales department structure concurrent with two internal promotions to provide better customer service and align with the Maryland producer’s strategic growth. Sal Bianco has been promoted to Northern/Eastern Shore Sales and business development manager and Brandon Coombs to Southern Sales and business development manager. They joined Chaney Enterprises in 2011 and 2003, respectively, and were previously business development representatives.

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PRODUCERS – NOVEMBER 2017

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Denver-based Summit Materials, Inc. has begun a search for a successor to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Rauh, who will leave the aggregate and ready mixed producer at year end. In the interim, Executive Vice Presidents Damian Murphy (East Segment), Shane Evans (West Segment) and Tom Beck (Cement Segment) will report directly to Summit CEO Tom Hill.

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PRODUCERS – OCTOBER 2017

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Texas-based U.S. Concrete, Inc. has named John Kunz as senior vice president and chief financial officer. His 30-plus years across financial disciplines include experience in accounting, tax, capital markets, corporate governance compliance, public company reporting and internal controls. Kunz most recently served as vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer of Tenneco Inc., where he was responsible for a team that handled all corporate and business unit accounting functions—consolidations, financial planning and analysis, and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting among them.

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