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Command Alkon has promoted Monty Newport to senior vice president, responsible sales and service functions supporting the company’s integrated software solutions for construction materials industries. He has held sales and service management positions throughout a 23-year tenure at the Birmingham, Ala.-based company.

48 Campbelli 150The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association recognized one of the workhorse operations of Houston’s Campbell Concrete & Materials LLC in the 2015 Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program. The Conroe Plant received Honorable Mention in Category D (100,000–200,000 yd., annual production). Located north of Loop 336, immediately west of a residential neighborhood, it is a prime example of a producer whose management and staff understand how site aesthetics are an integral part of being a good neighbor.

The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario has officially re-branded as Concrete Ontario. Members acknowledged the group’s growth and evolution over 56 years and felt it was time for a change, noting how the new identity satisfies all of the expectations the original mark stands for while simultaneously moving the organization forward. Providing easy recall and recognition of the association, the new brand maintains a visual connection to how it was seen before.

ASTM International’s forthcoming C1818, Specification for Rigid Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain and Sewer Pipe, describes a companion approach to conventional reinforcement in at- or below-grade structures. Developed by ASTM C13 Committee on Concrete Pipe, it recognizes time-dependent properties that require testing of synthetic fiber beyond what would be typical for steel reinforced concrete drainage products.

The board of Colombia’s Cementos Argos has unanimously appointed Juan Esteban Calle as chief executive officer, effective April. His interpersonal skills and professional record of accomplishments, directors note, will help position Argos to continue its growth and expansion strategy, while strengthening organizational culture plus good environmental and social management practices.