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Command Alkon Conference returns to the Big Easy

Command-IIThe Command Alkon Training & Technology Conference will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, November 12-13. The annual event is one of the industry’s largest information technology- and plant equipment-focused gatherings for ready mixed, manufactured concrete, cement, aggregate and asphalt producers. Participation in the conference continues to rise, Command Alkon officials note, with the unveiling of new technologies, such as MOBILE series computing applications; previews of the latest releases of core products; and, opportunities for users to network with peer producers and gain industry perspective.

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Merts Rounds Out Pathfinder Offerings

The North American representative of Tiger concrete block & paver machinery and transfer equipment, Holland, Mich.-based Pathfinder Systems has closed on concrete batch plant and material handling specialist Merts Inc., Leesburg, Ga.

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Oldcastle Architectural’s Crawford transitions to Meadow Burke

Doug CrawfordDoug Crawford has joined Meadow Burke as vice president – Operations & Development. A newly created role, it will see him tasked with leading collaboration between manufacturing and sales functions, plus business development activities, to further strengthen the company’s enterprise operating structure; improve leadership; and, increase the ability to execute strategies driving long-term performance and growth.

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General Resource creates Mapei Americas admixture platform

MapeiDeerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mapei Corp. has closed on Minnesota admixture producer General Resource Technology, eyeing synergies with its adhesive, coating, grout and mortar portfolio, while extending GRT offerings beyond the Central U.S., first toward the coasts and eventually to Canada and Mexico.

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A new look for a bedrock brand

Michigan-based Besser Co. is marking several milestones in 2014: 110 years in the concrete products business, 60 years of industry education, and 10 years as an employee-owned company. “To acknowledge the significance and excitement behind these milestones, we introduced a new logo and website. The new look balances a humble reflection of our past while embracing our future,” says Director of Marketing Kari Schellie. “We felt it was an appropriate time to change our look on the outside to reflect the progress we’ve made on the inside.”

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