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PRODUCERS - FEBRUARY 2019

Eagle Roofing Products marks a milestone in concrete tile production and innovation this year. Headquartered in Rialto, Calif., the company has been family owned and operated since its 1989 founding by Robert Burlingame. Over the course of 30 years and counting, the producer has grown from a small business with one high-pressure extrusion machine and five employees to the largest domestically owned concrete roof tile operator, with four plants and a payroll of 700.

“We are celebrating our 30th anniversary by recognizing the amazing commitment of our team members and unrelenting support of our builder, roofing contractor, distributor and design professional customers,” says Vice President of Sales & Marketing John Campbell. “Customers can expect new, innovative products to be launched throughout 2019 and, in order to ensure another 30 years of success, we will be refocusing our sales and marketing efforts on expanding the concrete roof tile market throughout North America.”

The company attributes its success to a philosophy that revolves around growing personal relationships, he adds: Each and every employee performs his or her role with the singular goal of customer service, netting Eagle Roofing Products an unmatched reputation for quality and satisfaction. Harvesting customer relationships has equipped the producer to develop innovative roofing solutions to meet specific needs.

Irving Materials Inc. is adopting CarbonCure Technologies’ carbon dioxide recycling technology in 15 ready mixed concrete plants across its home state of Indiana, plus Kentucky and Tennessee. On average, every cubic yard of concrete imi produces with the CarbonCure process will embody 25 lbs. of CO2. As doses of post-industrial CO2 are injected into fresh mixes, the greenhouse gas undergoes a mineralization phase imparting additional compressive strength.

“imi Concrete has been at the forefront of concrete innovation, including development of the front discharge concrete mixer that is now an industry staple,” says imi North Division President Bob Haldrup. “CarbonCure fits within our vision to lead our industry with forward-thinking processes that provide better products.”

The producer piloted the CarbonCure Technology at its Whiteland, Ind., plant in July 2017. After extensive testing of trial and normal production loads, it expanded CarbonCure process deployment to three additional plants in late 2018 and has scheduled injection equipment installations at the remaining 11 operations early this year.

Massachusetts precaster Shea Concrete Products recently assisted American Society of Civil Engineers–New Hampshire for the premier “Annual Engineers Day Conference,” raising more than $10,500 for the ASCE-NH Annual Scholarship Awards initiative. Shea Concrete worked with the chapter on an agenda covering leadership, effective communication, and team building—topics that can often be overlooked in a field dominated by technical expertise, calculations, and construction drawings.

“ASCE-NH is grateful to have partnered with Shea Concrete Products on the 1st Annual Engineers Day Conference,” says chapter president Logan Johnson. “One of our goals was to offer more scholarships to students pursuing engineering degrees. Through several initiatives, including the Engineers Day Conference, we have been able to triple our scholarship budget for the year. As a volunteer organization, we are sometimes limited by the resources available to us and we are so thankful for Shea Concrete Products engagement with our organization and their support of our goals.”

“Through this event, ASCE-NH is able to provide scholarships to engineering students and we wish them great success in helping students achieve their goals. We look forward in continuing to support them in future events,” adds Shea Concrete President Greg Stratis.

In partnership with Spartanburg (S.C.) Community College, Tindall Corp. Utility Division recently established a Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship program for students interested in developing their skills within the precast concrete industry. Participants commit to logging a minimum 30 hours/week in the Tindall headquarters plant, gaining experience while also working toward a college degree; they receive competitive wages, tuition assistance, and are eligible for employment with Tindall upon program completion. Once active in the program, participants will be eligible for medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401(k) retirement options, paid vacation and holidays, and will have access to Tindall’s on-site health clinic.

“Tindall has a passion for maximizing the potential of its employees and we are thrilled to invest in students who want to learn within our company,” says Vice President of Human Resources Kelly Scheib. “Hands-on experience is an asset for college students on the job hunt, and this program is exceptional in providing everything they need for a career in this field.”


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