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MANUFACTURERS - MAY 2019

Charah Solutions, Inc., Kentucky-based fly ash processor and marketer, received two safety North Carolina Department of Labor awards last month for an outstanding record of employee safety in 2018—the eighth consecutive year the company garnered such recognition from the agency. The awards reflect Charah Solutions’ safety record at a structural fill project, Brickhaven Mine in Chatham County, and material management at Duke Energy’s Cliffside Steam Station in Shelby. Both sites received a Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement, the state’s highest safety award. The Gold Award is based on a days away, restricted or transferred (DART) rate that is at least 50 percent below the statewide benchmark for the industry. North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presented the awards.

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Afinitas names engineering, Hawkeye, CAM, Wetcast Division leaders

St. Louis-based Afinitas, parent of HawkeyePedershaab and companion manufactured-concrete machinery and component brands, has announced management appointments across its three divisions. Dave Stoller has been named global vice president of Engineering, a new position in which he will lead engineering activities across the Afinitas platform with an emphasis on driving innovation to meet the changing needs of the pipe and precast industry. Stoller has 30 years with HawkeyePedershaab-BFS, the drycast division of Afinitas, and most recently served as vice president of Engineering for the HawkeyePedershaab flagship facility in Mediapolis, Iowa.

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ORGANIZATIONS - MAY 2019

To recognize the recently proclaimed Concrete Industry Day, American Concrete Pavement Association-Colorado/Wyoming Chapter, American Concrete Pipe Association and Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association members hosted legislators and staff late last month for a BBQ picnic lunch on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver. In addition to government outreach, the associations teamed to raise awareness of the industry’s key link to economic growth and sustainable development practices in the state.

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