Concrete Products

JUL 2015

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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46 • July 2015 www.concreteproducts.com manufacturers Wally Hernandez has joined Besser Co. as sales and technical support represen- tative, based in Florida and responsible for the entire product line. A Dominican Republic native, he moved to Florida at the age of 11 and, after graduating from high school, completed a tour of duty with the Marines, working in helicopter hydraulics maintenance. Upon discharge he began his ca- reer in concrete masonry production at the Tarmac Florida plant in Medley. When the recession hit, he relocated to Minnesota to join Anchor Wall Systems, focusing on best production practices training and education. Hernandez is one class shy of earning Mas- ter Blockmaker certifcation and can be reached at 989/464-9617; whernandez@besser.com. SAF-Holland has appointed Mike Kam- sickas as Powered Vehicle Systems Busi- ness Unit president, succeeding Jack Gisinger, who will retire at the end of 2015 after 35 years with the company. Based in Muskegon, Mich., Kamsickas will be responsible for Powered Vehi- cle Systems' global operations, product engineering, OEM sales and strategic planning. With 30 years' experience in the automotive and heavy-du- ty commercial vehicle industries, he joins SAF-Holland from Dayco Products, a leading global supplier of belts, tensioners and pulleys for the automotive, trucking, construction, agricultural and industri- al markets. He held various leadership positions at Dayco, including president of the Global Operations Group and North American OE. Carbon dioxide curing technology specialist CarbonCure and part- ner concrete masonry producers have published new Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) based on a National Concrete Masonry Association-assisted Product Category Rule (PCR) released through ASTM International late last year. The NCMA EPD Task Force respon- sible for the PCR comprised members from across the masonry in- dustry, including representatives of CarbonCure technology users Anchor/Oldcastle Architectural, Brampton Brick and A. Jandris & Sons. The new PCR allows for the rules of a life cycle analysis to be tailored to concrete masonry products, which provides specifers detailed information when comparing products' environmental at- tributes. The comparability is especially useful when looking to com- plete the calculations for the Materials & Resources credits under the new LEED v4 green building rating system. Before the ASTM PCR was issued, the masonry industry based EPD on a PCR developed by the University of Washington-hosted Carbon Leadership Forum or similar documents from Europe. The ASTM-validated PCR takes into account the different manufacturing processes and energy demands associat- ed with concrete masonry products. BRIEFS MANUFACTURERS Wally Hernandez Mike Kamsickas INSIGHT DISPATCH for Ready Mix Utilize your resources efciently • Reduce stress in the dispatch ofce • Increase customer satisfaction BRING TO LIGHT THE ISSUES HOLDING BACK YOUR OPERATION AND DELIVER MORE CONCRETE PER DRIVER HOUR 1-888-672-0349 www.mpaq.com EN ROUTE Call Us Today

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