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MANUFACTURERS - November 2016

Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based steel fiber manufacturer Concrete Fiber Solutions has appointed Matthew Norman as Midwest sales manager, citing industry experience that includes nearly a decade in designing, specifying and overseeing the use of steel fiber-reinforced concrete. He joins CFS at a point of rapid growth, management notes, with the company’s steel fiber-reinforced floor slab installations exceeding 3 million square feet through Q3 2016. Norman graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in civil engineering. His major field of study was reinforced concrete design with a double minor in geotechnical engineering and economics.

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ORGANIZATIONS - November 2016

The National Precast Concrete Association elected Greg Stratis, president of Wilmington, Mass.-based Shea Concrete Products, to a one-year term as chairman during its 51st annual convention in Austin, Texas. Joining him as 2016-17 officers are Chairman-Elect Ashley Smith of Smith-Midland Corp. in Midland, Va., and Secretary/Treasurer Michael Hoffman of Lindsay Precast in Canal Fulton, Ohio.

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PCA honors executives’ business, government affairs and market development work

The Portland Cement Association has announced 2016 Gleason Awards recipients. Named for longtime staff president, John P. Gleason, Jr., the award honor members who have exhibited industry leadership by advancing key PCA programs and initiatives. By category, winners and finalists are:

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PRODUCERS - November 2016

Clements Concrete, a satellite business of integrated Orem, Utah, operator Clyde Companies Inc., is acquiring the assets of single-plant Low’s Ready Mix, which serves concrete, aggregate, grout and fill customers in Boise, Caldwell and Nampa, Idaho.

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ORGANIZATIONS - October 2016

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has appointed Diep Tu as Florida Prestressed Concrete Association (FPCA) executive director. A licensed professional engineer in Florida, he has served as Florida Concrete & Products Association director of Engineering for more than 15 years, responsible for promoting concrete in parking lots, streets and local roads. Prior to FC&PA, Tu was rigid pavement research engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation Materials Research Office, Gainesville.

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