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PRODUCERS - March 2015

Following nearly a quarter century of measured growth, Owell Precast owners and management have chosen Olympus Precast as the new name of their Bluffdale, Utah, architectural and structural product operation. Located just outside Salt Lake City, the producer is a key Intermountain market source of Spancrete hollow core plank, plus precast fence, wall and sound wall products.

 

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Actuant integrates precision Sure-Lock, Hayes Industries

46-BR-PH-150Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Actuant Corp. has announced Precision-Hayes International, combining two businesses with global reach and significant brand recognition, plus reinforced concrete construction and energy infrastructure market presence. The move completes an integration of Sugar Land, Texas-based Hayes Industries, which Actuant acquired in 2014, eyeing synergy with its Precision Sure-Lock business.

 

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Grace rewards Strux Fiber Catalysts

Recognizing their role in development of a synthetic macro fiber product line that has seen sales exceed $100 million, W. R. Grace & Co. has awarded Grace Construction Products Dr. Klaus-Alexander Rieder and Dr. Kumar Ranganathan the 2014 Grace Award for Technical Excellence (GATE). Accompanied by $10,000, GATE recognizes individual or employee teams for achievement resulting in significant commercial, societal, and industrial impact.

 

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IronPlanet, Cat auction pinpoint synergies in pending merger

IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, and Associated Auction Services LLC, an alliance of Caterpillar Inc. and a group of its dealers operating as Cat Auction Services, anticipate finalizing a merger agreement—announced late last year—during the first quarter. The combined business will afford used heavy construction equipment buyers and sellers a unique auction experience, officials note, backed by unmatched technology and services.

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