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PRODUCERS - FEBRUARY 2018

Cemex USA and Rinker Materials veteran Karl Watson Jr. has joined Denver-based Summit Materials as executive vice president and chief operating officer, succeeding Douglas Rauh. He arrives at the ready mixed, cement, aggregates and asphalt producer with 25-plus years in construction materials, most recently serving as president of Martin Marietta Materials’ Cement & Southwest Ready Mix business.

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BFS opens HawkeyePedershaab to bigger manufactured-concrete picture

A merger with BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH positions HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc. to expand its concrete pipe and manhole machinery presence, and offer new product lines serving the pressure pipe, manhole, pole plant, and block & paver end-markets.

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MANUFACTURERS - JANUARY 2018

Sika Corp. dedicated an admixture and mortar production facility near Houston late last year. Geared to Texas and Southwest markets, the plant is the company’s 22nd in the U.S. and equipped for production of polymers central to high performance admixtures.

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