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Man’s best friend hones rescue skills at Aggregate Industries NE facility

36 AggregateI 150Aggregate Industries US, Northeast Region recently hosted an International Rescue Dog Organization (IRO) Rubble Trial at its Littleton, Mass., K-9 testing facility. Four teams competed at two different levels (RH-T-A and RH-T-B), which involved the rescue of two and three victims within 20 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively, in a simulated rubble pile.


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The board of AltusGroup, Inc.—Bethlehem, Pa.-based proprietor of CarbonCast architectural and structure precast concrete—has appointed Oldcastle Precast Building Systems’ Ron Jankowski to a two-year term as chairman. A member of the Oldcastle Precast business development team, he has served as AltusGroup secretary, Mid-Atlantic Precast Association president and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Total Precast Committee chair.


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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has teamed with Petrocon Corp. of Frederick, Md., on a benefits program through which members, especially smaller and medium-sized producers, can enjoy national account-level pricing on lubricants, antifreeze, tires, chemicals, fuel cards, cellular services and other fleet-related items.


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A marketing agreement will see the Besser Co. sales organization promote the Rosetta Hardscapes product line to domestic and international prospects, augmenting the latter company’s sales efforts. The variety of Rosetta units and plant equipment offerings, Besser officials note, will appeal to producers throughout manufactured and ready mixed concrete.

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28 Mike 150Contech Engineered Solutions in West Chester, Ohio, has named Mike Rafi president, chief executive officer and director. He has served as acting president and CEO since October 2014, transitioning from the top post at Pipe Solutions, the company’s largest business.


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