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Sources: Georgia Department of Transportation; Atlanta Journal-Constitution; CP staff

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal just ahead of Memorial Day weekend to mark the earlier than projected completion of an emergency Georgia DOT contract, Interstate 85 over Piedmont Road Bridges, in Atlanta. Fast track reconstruction turned on rapid delivery of precast/prestressed concrete bridge girders from Standard Concrete Products, Columbus, Ga.

Sources: Ozinga Bros., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff

Less than a month after dedicating its Miami flagship ready mixed plant, Ozinga South Florida has acquired Banaszak Concrete, which brings fully operating satellites in Davie and Hollywood, Fla. The expansion helps demonstrate confidence in the Sunshine State’s recovering economy and steady construction growth, company officials note, and serves as a strong testament to future residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure job prospects.

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff

Promptly responding to the announced departure of CEO Jan Jenisch later this year, Sika AG has named as successor Paul Schuler. The 29-year company veteran will step into the chief executive post July 1 after 10 years as regional manager, first for North America and presently Europe Middle East Africa.

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

A 20-year Sika AG veteran and chief executive officer since 2012, Jan Jenisch will transition in that same capacity to Swiss peer, LafargeHolcim Ltd., in mid-October. LafargeHolcim Chairman Beat Hess characterizes him as “a CEO widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results [who] comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector. His agile leadership style and personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture and management team.”

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

PCI is accepting entries for its 2018 PCI Design Awards through September 18. The program recognizes design excellence, innovation, and construction quality using precast concrete. All winning projects will be showcased at the 2018 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference at The Precast Show in March 2018, and included in a summary article of PCI Journal, Aspire, and Ascent magazines.