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Portland Cement Association has named Michael Schon vice president and counsel for Government Affairs. He will have lead responsibility for shepherding the association’s regulatory advocacy efforts and promoting the cement industry in general. He joins PCA from Baker Botts L.L.P., where he served as Environmental Practice Group senior associate, representing energy and manufacturing clients in environmental litigation, while providing regulatory guidance and counseling for federal and state environmental issues.



Producers finalize Hardscape NA education, dealer sessions, exhibit schedule

22 Belgarda 150The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute-produced Hardscape North America (HNA), October 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, encompasses continuing education and networking sessions for product dealers and installers, new products showcase, signature awards program and nightly entertainment. Along with co-located Green Industry & Equipment Expo, it spans 750 exhibits in the center plus a 19-acre outdoor demonstration area. ICPI presents this year’s agenda as a “formula for a high return on investment.”


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CityMix agreement ushers EPS giant into recycled-foam aggregate

31 Logo 150Under an exclusive agreement with Seattle-based CityMix Inc., Insulfoam is processing a lightweight concrete additive at its northern California expanded polystyrene (EPS) plant, with options for production throughout the U.S. Leading up to the Insulfoam agreement, CityMix aggregate was processed at a licensed facility in Calgary, Canada. The patented CityMix production makes use of the 1–2 percent of in-plant waste that cannot otherwise be recycled into specification-grade EPS insulation or geofoam lightweight fill.


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Gate Precast Co. has named industry veteran Steve Schweitzer as vice president, operations manager, at its Winchester, Ky., plant, an 18-acre site with 30,000 sq. ft. under roof. His precast industry tenure spans 36 years, most recently in the commercial sales and estimating departments at Prestress Services Industries. In addition to his work experience, he is also a member of several Precast/Presstressed Concrete Institute committees and active in PCI Central Region programs.


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Jennifer Bronson has joined Tampa-based Meadow Burke to oversee the Quality Assurance/Quality Control program, bringing 25-plus years’ experience in quality management, engineering and customer service. Her certifications and achievements include Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Auditor, and Quality/Organizational Excellence Manager. Bronson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Tampa.


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