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SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEAM FINISHES FIRST IN 52-TON TRUCK PULL

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEAM FINISHES FIRST IN 52-TON TRUCK PULLContinuing a 12-year sponsorship, San Jose-based Central Concrete Supply Co. dispatched one of six 15-member teams to the Special Olympics Northern California Annual Power Pull at Great America, Santa Clara. Accompanied by a Special Olympian, each team competed for time on 20-ft. pulls of a 38,000-lb. Central Concrete mixer and 66,000-lb. Sunnyvale (Calif.) Department of Public Safety fire engine. The teams raised $23,000 for the Special Olympics.

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Versatility key ingredient of General Shale’s kitchen series

BR GS-IIJohnson City, Tenn.–based General Shale has expanded its outdoor living line with the Alfresco Kitchen Series, whose six components enable a customizable layout suited to most any space. One of the series’ marketable features is the ability to create a versatile cabinet system, built with a combination of Napoleon Gourmet Grills, stainless steel cabinets and drawers, straight line and corner pieces, Normandy building stone, and custom stain-ready concrete countertops. 

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MANUFACTURERS - August 2014

Ryan Suszek has been named Besser Co. director of Pipe and Precast, succeeding Tom Schmidt, who retired last month. Suszek joined Besser in 2005 as a financial analyst and was soon promoted to Pipe and Precast unit controller. Schmidt joined (pre-Besser) Quinn Machinery and Foundry in 1992, progressing in Finance department positions to a 2005 appointment as treasurer; he was appointed Pipe and Precast director five years later, with responsibilities for Sioux City and Boone, Iowa, operations.

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