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

MANUFACTURERS - JUNE 2017

Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Jeff Allen as senior vice president of Production, Quality and Specialty Vehicles, and Stefan Kurschner as senior vice president of Aftermarket. Both join the Operating Committee.

Read more: MANUFACTURERS - JUNE 2017

Big Board backdrop befits Oshkosh milestone

The New York Stock Exchange opened prime exterior and trading floor space last month to Oshkosh Corp., which is marking its centennial anniversary in specialty truck, vehicle and component manufacturing.

Read more: Big Board backdrop befits Oshkosh milestone

BASF’s Concrete Now! application: Informative, interactive, spontaneous

A versatile smartphone application BASF has released in the U.S. and Canada, Concrete Now!, affords instant access to information on concrete properties. Intended for contractors, engineers, architects and producers, the free app serves as a channel to basic knowledge on the fundamentals of concrete use. It includes concepts and design factors, plus interactive tools that provide answers related to concrete slump, air, finishability and set time.

Read more: BASF’s Concrete Now! application: Informative, interactive, spontaneous

Sika AG names Schuler to succeed LafargeHolcim-bound CEO Jenisch

A 20-year Sika AG veteran and chief executive officer since 2012, Jan Jenisch will transition in the same capacity to Swiss peer, LafargeHolcim Ltd., in mid-October. LafargeHolcim Chairman Beat Hess calls Jenisch “a CEO widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results [who] comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector. His agile leadership style and personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture and management team.”

Read more: Sika AG names Schuler to succeed LafargeHolcim-bound CEO Jenisch

Lanxess musters Bayferrox customers, adds pigment capacity

The Lanxess Corp. Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit recently hosted its annual Bayferrox Color Workshop in Pittsburgh for North American concrete producers. Now in its 26th consecutive year, the course is an intensive educational and laboratory training program designed to help participants learn how to better use iron oxide pigments to produce colored concrete products more consistently and economically. Over the course of 2.5 days, participants receive comprehensive classroom education from Lanxess color experts, followed by hands-on laboratory exercises at the IPG North American Competence Center in Burgettstown, Pa.

Read more: Lanxess musters Bayferrox customers, adds pigment capacity