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Contech, Oshkosh veteran Rafi takes helm at Fabcon

Sources: Fabcon Precast, Savage, Minn.; CP staff

Four-plant, prestressed hollow core panel producer Fabcon has named Mike Rafi as chief executive officer. He succeeds Mike LeJeune, who transitions to chairman of the board after overseeing day-to-day operations for 20 years. 

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Geiger RM veteran spearheads premier ACI Resource Center

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The inaugural American Concrete Institute Resource Center will open next month in San Bernardino, Calif., tasked with coordinating ACI chapter or sponsoring group offerings of direct, on-demand access to all Institute certification and educational products. Managing the facility will be William "Rusty" Owens III. He previously served as quality control general manager for Kansas City-based Geiger Ready-Mix Co. and holds ACI, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and state department of transportation certifications, along with a University of Kansas bachelor's degree in architecture.

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ACPA chapter regroups under new UtahRMCA paving committee

Sources: Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alpine; CP staff

Effective August 1, members of the former American Concrete Pavement Association Utah Chapter are invited to join the newly formed Utah RMCA Concrete Paving Committee, through which producers and contractors will leverage resources of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Pave Ahead initiative. 

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Summit Materials CEO succession plan mints industry's top female executive

Sources: Sources: Summit Materials, Inc., Denver; CP staff 

Nearly 11 years after founding Summit Materials, Thomas W. Hill has announced his retirement as president, chief executive officer and director, effective September 1, after which he will assume a senior advisor role for the remainder of the year and serve in a consulting capacity through July 2023. His successor in the C-suite and on the Summit board is Anne Noonan, who will arrive with 30-plus years' of senior leadership experience at publicly traded companies and become the highest ranking female among major North American cement, aggregate and concrete producers.

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Con-E-Co joins Rexcon under Astec umbrella

Sources: Astec Industries Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.; CP staff

Astec Industries has closed on Blair, Neb.-based Concrete Equipment Co., adding the mainstay batch plant manufacturer to an Infrastructure Solutions group portfolio that includes peer operator Rexcon LLC. The business was acquired from Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp., where Con-E-Co had served since 2005 as a plant equipment companion to namesake and McNeilus front and rear discharge mixer truck offerings.

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