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ORGANIZATIONS - MAY 2018

Chicago-based James McHugh Construction Co., one of the top concrete building contractors, has appointed Dave Alexander as president. He joined the firm as an intern and has served as a project manager, chief estimator, and, most recently, senior vice president. McHugh Construction officials cite his industry-leading engineering, technical, and management skills, as evidenced in some of the most expensive, complex and high profile projects in Chicago. Topping that list is the 1,143-ft. Trump International Hotel and Tower, which was North America’s tallest reinforced concrete building from 2007-2014.

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PRODUCERS - MAY 2018

Thomas Concrete recently acquired 21 Georgia ready mixed concrete production sites—eight active, the remaining idle or in standby mode—from Vulcan Materials Co. They strengthen the producer’s metro Atlanta presence and bring the U.S. footprint of Swedish parent company, Thomas Concrete Group AB, to 70 plants across Georgia and the Carolinas.

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MANUFACTURERS - APRIL 2018

Command Alkon Senior Vice President Monty Newport and Vice President, Products Chris Strickland have been named 2018 Supply Chain Provider Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

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Lytx honors Lafarge terminal driver with spotless, 3 million-mile record

Video telematics specialist Lytx named Lafarge North America’s North Dakota-based bulk tanker ace Jack Weig its 2018 Driver of the Year, Private Trucking—one of six categories honoring DriveCam technology users. The award was presented during the Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego. Weig has earned an internal safe driving award 37 times, once for every year he’s been with Lafarge. Throughout his career, he has not logged a single at-fault accident, despite driving more than 3 million miles, and believes in acting as a courteous and professional ambassador for his company’s brand, on and off the road. Managers cite the personal ownership Weig takes in his role at the company, customers’ overall satisfaction, and fleet equipment.

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ORGANIZATIONS - APRIL 2018

The Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association presented Ken Mulzer Sr., Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., with the 2018 E.B. Rayburn Jr. Award, recognizing leadership and innovation in industry marketing efforts. Now retired, Mulzer Sr., along with four siblings, helped grow the family aggregate business into a crushed stone, sand & gravel, concrete and asphalt production powerhouse. The business got its start in 1935 when his father, Arnold Mulzer, and uncles Edgar and Roland formed Mulzer Brothers, a small construction firm. In 1978, the company transformed into what is known today as Mulzer Crushed Stone.

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