Organizations – June 2023

The Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences has named Marshall Brown, founder and chief executive officer of Georgia-based ACM Chemistries, to the Thomas Green Clemson Academy of Engineers and Scientists—the Upstate South Carolina institution’s highest honor. Brown earned undergraduate and graduate Civil Engineering degrees from Clemson, and completed his doctorate in 1988. He has devoted many years…

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System Pavers adds humanoid robot to hardscape project sales team

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Sources: System Pavers, Santa Ana, Calif.; SoftBank Robotics America Inc., San Francisco; CP staff

One of southern California’s leading hardscape design and installation contractors is deploying Pepper, a 4-ft. humanoid robot programmed to answer homeowner questions about outdoor living and project possibilities, at its San Diego County Fair (June 1-July 4) and Orange County Fair (July 13-August 12) booths. 

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Ashley Smith, president and chief operating officer of Virginia’s Smith-Midland Corp., has been appointed 2017-18 National Precast Concrete Association chairman—a post his father and company co-founder, Rodney Smith, held in 1980. Ashley Smith has been involved with NPCA on various product committees and task forces throughout his career and served on the board since 2011. His one-year term began last month at NPCA’s 52nd Annual Convention in Atlanta. Smith-Midland was founded in 1960 and has been an NPCA member since 1971.

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