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MANUFACTURERS - MAY 2019

Charah Solutions, Inc., Kentucky-based fly ash processor and marketer, received two safety North Carolina Department of Labor awards last month for an outstanding record of employee safety in 2018—the eighth consecutive year the company garnered such recognition from the agency. The awards reflect Charah Solutions’ safety record at a structural fill project, Brickhaven Mine in Chatham County, and material management at Duke Energy’s Cliffside Steam Station in Shelby. Both sites received a Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement, the state’s highest safety award. The Gold Award is based on a days away, restricted or transferred (DART) rate that is at least 50 percent below the statewide benchmark for the industry. North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presented the awards.

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Afinitas names engineering, Hawkeye, CAM, Wetcast Division leaders

St. Louis-based Afinitas, parent of HawkeyePedershaab and companion manufactured-concrete machinery and component brands, has announced management appointments across its three divisions. Dave Stoller has been named global vice president of Engineering, a new position in which he will lead engineering activities across the Afinitas platform with an emphasis on driving innovation to meet the changing needs of the pipe and precast industry. Stoller has 30 years with HawkeyePedershaab-BFS, the drycast division of Afinitas, and most recently served as vice president of Engineering for the HawkeyePedershaab flagship facility in Mediapolis, Iowa.

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PRODUCERS - MAY 2019

With 30-plus ready mixed plants in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, Jackson, Miss.-based Delta Industries has outlined a transition plan for retiring President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Robison, naming as his successor Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J. Thomas Evans, Jr. Robison has been with Delta for 47 years, 25 at the helm, and chaired the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association in 2012. Evans has held his present roles for 25 years as well; his responsibilities are being split with the appointment of Lance Bonner as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Lester Howell as senior vice president and chief operating officer.

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ORGANIZATIONS - MAY 2019

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 hosted legislators and staff late last month for a BBQ picnic lunch on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver. In addition to government outreach, the associations teamed to raise awareness of the industry’s key link to economic growth and sustainable development practices in the state.

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MANUFACTURERS - APRIL 2019

Ryan Suszek transitions this month from Besser Co. vice president of Pipe and Precast to president, succeeding Kevin Curtis and becoming the sixth individual to hold the title in the manufacturer’s 115-year history. “The concrete products industry provides countless opportunities for collaboration and growth. I’m excited to lead the team at Besser in operational improvements and work closely with producers to create new and grow existing partnerships,” Suszek affirms.

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