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Andy Wieser, president of Wieser Concrete Products in Maiden Rock, Wis., has been appointed the National Precast Concrete Association chairman, the term beginning at the NPCA 50th Annual Convention, held earlier this fall in Minneapolis. “It has been a great 50-year run, however, like any successful organization we have to continue to change to stay relevant,” Wieser told members upon his election. “With this strong foundation beneath us, we will continue to evolve in a very positive way. I’m honored to serve as chairman as we begin the next 50 years.”

22 Acme 150The University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) Division of Enterprise Development has partnered with more than 20 companies and organizations to launch two masonry schools that will address a bricklayer shortage in the Lone Star State.

 

Governor Rick Scott has announced five appointments—one new member, four incumbents, all for terms running through June 2018—to the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council (FCMEC), an organization authorized by Sunshine State lawmakers and funded by a voluntary check-off program among major and independent block producers.

 

Pavestone brought to 2015 Hardscape North America a mobile app programmed as a comprehensive, start to finish resource for residential and commercial projects incorporating the company’s flagship and regional unit masonry brands. The technology led offerings the producer unveiled during the late-October event, staged at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.

34 bauma 150The 2016 bauma trade fair is poised to be a major showcase for the latest technology in construction and building material machinery. Top themes in all sections of the exhibition will once more be resource and energy efficiency. The 31st edition of bauma, billed as “the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment,” will take place April 11-17, 2016, at the Messe Muenchen exhibition center in Munich.