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Producers - May 2015

Gate Precast Co., Hillsboro, Texas, has added three team members to support a period of steady, regional expansion: Michael Trosset is Southwest Division sales and marketing manager, while Trae Morton and Michael Campbell have joined the Estimating Department. The appointments continue growth at Hillsboro, which is equipped with 57,000 sq. ft. of enclosed production space and annual output exceeding 850,000 sq. ft. of architectural precast.

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American Manufacturing Group consolidates units, upgrades castings, fabrication

28 AMG 150A recent consolidation of the former American Manufacturing Group, Manufacturing Division of American CNC Leasing, LLC and a foundry castings business has spawned a new Jonesboro, Ark.-based entity, American Manufacturing Group–Marketing Division, to handle the sales of existing Box Culvert Mold Equipment plus an expanded line of domestic foundry products. Sales will be coordinated by General Manager L. Paul Fergeson through an established manufacturers representative network.

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NCMA names 2015 officers; launches online university, plant certification

Capping a 2015 convention that drew 500-plus producer and associate members to San Antonio, the National Concrete Masonry Association board elected Joseph Bowen as chairman for a one-year term, during which he envisions a strategically driven approach that engages and leverages members to push market growth in an improving economy. Bowen is executive chairman of Auburn, Wash.-based Mutual Materials. A leading source of concrete or clay unit masonry for Pacific Northwest building and hardscape markets, it runs one paver, one architectural slab, three brick and four block plants, plus a mortar and grout bagging operation, in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Joining him as 2015 NCMA officers are Chair-Elect Pat Sauter of King’s Materials, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Past-Chair Dale Puskas of Basalite Concrete Products, Dixon, Calif.

 

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ICPI presents Bender, Ross Lifetime Achievement Award

27 ICPI 150The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute conferred top honors on industry leaders Chris Ross and David Bender at its annual meeting in San Antonio, dovetailing the 2015 National Concrete Masonry Association convention and ICON-Xchange.

 

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PCI calls for 2015 Design Award entries

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is accepting entries for its 2015 Design Awards competition entries through May 18. The program recognizes design excellence, innovation, and construction quality using precast concrete. All winning projects will be showcased at the 2016 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference at The Precast Show, March 2016 in Nashville, and featured in PCI Journal, Aspire, and Ascent magazines.

 

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