PRODUCERS - APRIL 2016

Ontario-based Brampton Brick Ltd. was scheduled to close by this month on the concrete block line and other assets of Eurobloq Inc. in Boisbriand, Quebec. Valued up to $6 million, the transaction will add production and distribution capacity to meet demand for the suitor’s masonry and landscape products in Quebec and eastern Ontario.

38 Shawn 200Brampton Brick is Canada’s second largest clay brick producer, serving its home and eastern provinces, plus the Northeast and Midwestern U.S. from headquarters and Indiana plants. It produces Oaks-branded concrete block, pavers, segmental retaining wall units, brick and veneer stone at Brampton, Brockville, Hillsdale and Markham, Ontario plants, along with a Wixom, Mich., satellite.

MDU Resources Group has named Jason Vollmer vice president and chief accounting officer, in addition to his role as treasurer, replacing Nathan Ring, who resigned effective mid-March. Vollmer joined MDU in 2005 as a financial analyst, was named Treasury, Cash and Risk Management Department manager in 2011, then treasurer and director of Cash, Risk Management and General Accounting in 2014.

Cemex USA was the supplier of choice to contractor Concrete Services, which received a Golden Trowel Award for a 1.3 million-sq.- ft. development in Livermore, Calif. Spread over three buildings with 110-ft.-wide bays, Oaks Business Park is the largest project to date Norfolk, Va., finishing tool manufacturer Face Cos. has presented a Golden Trowel—recognizing flat, level floor slabs. 

“Cemex was chosen as the supplier for the services offered,” says Concrete Services Operations Manager Shawn Barnes. “We wanted a company with the resources to supply such a large project.” Oaks Business was challenging in scope, with unpredictable weather and high winds, he adds, noting that the concrete “performed exceptionally well and we had no issues with the mix.” 

“This is testament to our team’s dedication to safety, quality and customer-focused service,” adds Cemex West Region President Eric Wittmann. “[We are] honored to be a part of this exceptional project and proud to support our customer for this award-winning effort.”

The South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers (SCSPE) Piedmont Chapter has named Tindall Corp.’s Shawn Goddeyne, P.E. Young Engineer of the Year. The award honors those who make outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and community during the early years of their career. Goddeyne joined Tindall in 2015 and is a licensed professional engineer in several states with specialties in structural engineering, prestressed and reinforced concrete design, plus steel design. A state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers, SCSPE works to promote the ethical, competent and licensed practice of engineering and to enhance members’ professional, social and economic wellbeing.


Oldcastle Precast raises Intermountain STAKE IN COLORADO ASSET DEAL

38 CPC 400Oldcastle Precast has boosted its Colorado, Montana and Wyoming underground structures market profile, acquiring the assets of Loveland, Colo.-based Colorado Precast Co. Known for delivering custom products or structures well beyond their typical shipping radius, Colorado Precast also excels in offerings consistent with Oldcastle Precast’s strategy of being a leading infrastructure solution provider in every major U.S. market.

“[The] acquisition strengthens our position as a leading provider of storm, sanitary and utility products in Colorado and adds building systems to our growing product offering,” says Oldcastle Precast Central Region President Brian Rhees. “We are pleased to add this well-respected company to our Colorado team, and see tremendous synergies that will benefit both companies and our customers.”