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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Company has published a six-page Ezy-Stryp Magnet Solution brochure that features a complete line of magnetic products for the concrete products industry: button and bar, utility and lifting device, coil and ferrule base, form liner, hole former, and pipe magnets, plus adapters and stackable magnetic side rails. In addition to the Ezy-Stryp magnet series and magnetic clamping devices, the company offers a wide range of plastic rebar accessories and protective devices; air and electric internal and external vibrators; production hardware and accessories; plus plant automation and machinery from Germany’s Weckenmann and Denmark’s Tekam. — Spillman Co., 800/44-FORMS; www.spillmanform.comRead More
Two new adapters suit company’s 1- and 2.5-ton Ezy-Stryp button magnets. They are designed for a range of applications where precasters use various forming materials on steel casting tables, and perform with steel, wood, plastic or other forming surface.