PRODUCERS – August 202

Vulcan Materials Co. has elected Lydia Kennard to its 12-member Board of Directors, where she will serve on the Audit and Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs committees. She is chief executive officer of KDG Construction Consulting, a provider of construction management services for public infrastructure projects, and Quality Engineering Solutions, a full-service pavement engineering and construction inspection firm. Kennard also…

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PRODUCERS – March 2022

Vulcan Materials Co. has appointed Vice President – Finance Mary Andrews Carlise as successor to Senior Vice President and CFO Suzanne Wood, who has announced a September 2022 retirement. Also within the producer’s C-suite, Vice President – Human Resources Darren Hicks has been named to a newly created post, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective this month. …

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Quality and ingenuity fill Sakrete history

Known internationally as the original ready-mix bagged concrete, Sakrete closes out 2021 with reflections on 85 years of production quality and consistency, coupled with brand strength. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1936, the producer has progressed over the years, refreshing its identity, and expanding its products and job-specific formulations to meet the constantly evolving needs of pros and do-it-yourself customers…

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Oldcastle APG to boost Carolinas Sakrete, Amerimix capacity

Sources: Oldcastle APG, Atlanta; CP staff

Oldcastle APG plans to commence work on a 27,000-sq.-ft. dry mix operation and warehouse at an existing concrete paver plant in Cowpens, S.C. A new 11-silo batch system and dual bagging lines, scheduled for late-2020 completion, will support high volume output of Sakrete and Amerimix brand concrete and mortar products. 

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ConcreteDirect, a digital solutions brand of LafargeHolcim Ltd., has selected Amsterdam-based HERE Technologies as mapping and location services provider. ConcreteDirect manages orders and tracks deliveries of ready mixed concrete through a mobile application, available on iOS and Android. Customers can place, amend and confirm orders in just a few taps, and subsequently view upcoming deliveries and receive important notifications at their fingertips. They can likewise track the progress of ongoing pours, always informed of where their concrete is and when it arrives.

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Sakrete enters professional aisle with higher psi, faster-setting mixes

Sources: Sakrete, Atlanta; CP staff

Sakrete arrived at World of Concrete 2019 poised for launch of its Pro-Mix series, formulated and packaged with an eye to construction supply house channels and department of transportation projects. Distribution of the professional grade mixes is scheduled for the first quarter, beginning in the Southeast. Four products chartering the Pro-Mix program are: 

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Sakrete shelves old packaging


World of Concrete 2017 attendees were among the first to see a new Sakrete packaging scheme rolling into dealer and home improvement retail channels throughout the first quarter. New graphics for paper and other packages extend a logo unveiled in 2016 for the brand’s 80th anniversary. Sakrete showed early products bearing the scheme as part of its World of Concrete exhibit at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Along with new packaging, the producer unveiled a concrete mix specially formulated for countertops.

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Sakrete teams with master artisan Cheng on clay-like ‘ShapeCrete’

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In collaboration with decorative-concrete expert Fu-Tung Cheng, Charlotte, N.C.-based Sakrete of North America LLC has announced a dry mix affording artisans and do-it-yourself homeowners a concrete that can be poured, rolled, pushed or molded into an infinite variety of designs and effects. Packaged in 20-lb. pails and formulated for a 30- to 60-minute work time, ShapeCrete is sold through arts & craft, hardware and home improvement retailers.

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