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The parent of rear and front discharge mixer truck leader McNeilus Cos. has announced an executive transition, effective January 2016: Wilson Jones, president and chief operating officer, will replace Charlie Szews as Oshkosh Corp. chief executive officer. Since his 2005 appointment as Oshkosh Airport Products Business Unit vice president and general manager, Jones has held executive vice president and president posts in the Access Equipment (JLG) and Fire & Emergency (Pierce) segments—companions to the Commercial segment over McNeilus. In addition to the CEO appointment, he will replace Szews on the Oshkosh board.



NRMCA honors Excellence in Quality Award recipients

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has recognized producer members in three 2015 Excellence in Quality Award categories according to annual production: A (> 1 million cu. yd.), B (250,000–1 million yd.) and C (< 250,000 yd.). Recipients have demonstrated they exceed quality management principles over a broad range of activities, from materials to production to customer satisfaction.


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University of North Florida (Jacksonville) School of Engineering Professor Dr. Adel ElSafty is the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute 2015 Educator of the Year. Accompanied by a plaque and $1,000, the award recognizes engineering, architecture and/or construction technology educators who have made significant contributions to the precast/prestressed concrete industry in their early careers in academia.


CTLGroup’s Plain-Concrete Concept Lands in NASA Building Challenge

CTLGroup staff received one of three Best of Class Awards in America Makes, a $2.25 million competition in which sponsors NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute challenge participants to develop advanced architectural concepts that take advantage of 3-D capabilities. The designs will contribute to future Mars exploration and construction in remote areas on Earth.

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Ronnie Pruitt has joined U.S. Concrete Inc. as senior vice president and chief operating officer, a new position charged with direct oversight of ready mixed, aggregate and ancillary operations in New York and New Jersey, Texas and Oklahoma, and California. His 20-plus years’ industry experience was gained primarily at Dallas-based Texas Industries Inc., where he served as vice president of Cement Production and vice president of Sales & Marketing, Cement and Aggregates Divisions. Following the mid-2014 TXI–Martin Marietta Materials merger, Pruitt was named vice president of Cement Sales.

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