Concrete Products is the leading source for Concrete Plants, Concrete Mixers, Precast, and Ready Mix news.
 
 

 

AGC takes inaugural role in Construction Safety Week

Sources: Construction Industry Safety Initiative and Incident & Injury Free Executive Forum; CP staff

The Associated General Contractors of America is the first signature sponsor of Construction Safety Week. The May 6-10 event will see AGC members and peers across the U.S. and Canada stage site standdowns and related activities to promote best safety practices throughout the project delivery cycle. 

Read more: AGC takes inaugural role in Construction Safety Week

Colorado pipe, pavement, RM groups muster for Concrete Industry Day

Source: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.

To recognize the recently proclaimed Concrete Industry Day, American Concrete Pavement Association-Colorado/Wyoming Chapter, American Concrete Pipe Association and Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association members will host legislators and staff for a BBQ picnic lunch on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in downtown Denver.

Read more: Colorado pipe, pavement, RM groups muster for Concrete Industry Day

U.S. Concrete elevates Pruitt to second in command

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

Ronnie Pruitt has been named president of ready mixed and aggregate producer U.S. Concrete, maintaining his chief operating officer title but taking over many corporate functions that support the company's operational business units. He arrived in 2015 as COO and senior vice president after tours of duty in Martin Marietta Materials and Texas Industries management.

Read more: U.S. Concrete elevates Pruitt to second in command

Forterra names Drainage, Water segment chiefs

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas

Major concrete pipe and precast producer Forterra has named Rich Hunter and Vik Bahtia as respective presidents of its principal segments, Drainage Pipe & Products and Water Pipe & Products. Each will continue to report to CEO Jeff Bradley, who characterizes them as “strong leaders committed and able to develop high performing teams, deliver results, and create value for both customers and investors. Appointing them as leaders of the Drainage and Water segments positions us well for future success.”

Read more: Forterra names Drainage, Water segment chiefs

Global producers group signs on to concrete materials-certifying council

Source: Global Cement and Concrete Association, London; CP staff

The Global Cement and Concrete Association has joined the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC), which operates the world’s only industry-specific certification program for concrete plants and their supply chains. Responsible construction materials sourcing is an increasing priority in high profile projects and public procurement, GCCA notes, adding that “Concrete has an important role to play and its short supply chains and local production lend themselves to being able to demonstrate a high level of environmental, social and economic responsible sourcing.”

Read more: Global producers group signs on to concrete materials-certifying council