Concrete Products

MAR 2016

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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34 • March 2016 www.concreteproducts.com BRIEFS PRODUCERS Denver-based Summit Materials, Inc. has appointed to its Board and Audit Committee an independent director, Anne Wade. She brings 20-plus years' financial experience, primarily in infrastructure sectors including the global building materials and construc- tion industries. Previously, Wade served on the Holcim Ltd. Board and was a member of its Governance and Strategy Committee. Wade becomes the seventh Summit Board member. "She brings a tremendous amount of industry expertise and financial acumen, hav- ing served on multiple boards and invested in numerous construction-related companies, [and] valuable insight to us as we continue to build our position in new and existing mar- kets," says Summit Materials CEO Tom Hill. Atlanta-based Argos USA has logged the first commercial deliveries of ready mixed concrete bearing recycled carbon dioxide and produced under license with CarbonCure Technologies of Nova Scotia. The producer deployed CO 2 -dosing equipment at its Cum- ming, Ga., batch plant, and continues to test strength development and other performance characteristics attributable to the gas when injected in ready mixed concrete. "Argos prides itself on displaying leadership in both sustainability and innovation," says Senior Director of Innovation Godwin Amekeudi. Adds Vice President of Ready Mix South- east Zone Bill Wagner, "As the concrete indus- try continues to shift towards sustainability, we're excited to lead this initiative and offer products made with CarbonCure's technology to our customers." CarbonCure has announced a series of partnerships with ready mixed concrete pro- ducers across the U.S. The technology has been licensed to U.S. and Canadian concrete masonry producers since 2012. Minneapolis-based Outdoor GreatRoom Co. announced three fire tables for 2016 at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. They include the Sierra Linear, with veneer-like, stacked stone base con- taining 20-lb. LP tank, plus Mocha Supercast top framing 12- x 24-in. stainless steel, UL-listed Crystal Fire Burner. Fire tables are part of Outdoor GreatRoom's inventory of unique, upscale products for indoor and outdoor living spaces. — www.outdoorrooms.com Spancrete has appointed David Hennessee as vice president of Precast Operations for the Waukesha, Wis., facility. He arrived at the Spancrete flagship in mid-2015 after 10 years as plant and division manager with Florida-based Standard Concrete Products. During his Standard Concrete tenure, he served as Gulf South Precast/Prestressed Concrete Association vice president and on the Florida Precast Concrete Association Board. To ensure a smooth transition, Hennessee has worked for six months under predecessor Scott Galke, who retired last month after nearly four years with Spancrete. Highlighted by PCI Level III certification, Hen- nessee has extensive experience in production and operations manage- ment, and will oversee all such activities at the Milwaukee-area plant. Hennessee earned a bachelor's degree in the Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfrees- boro, following a United States Marine Corps tour of duty. CIM GRADUATE, EX-MARINE REPORTS TO SPANCRETE HQ David Hennessee OUTDOOR GREATROOM SHAPES 'SUPERCAST' 641.394.4111 nhmfcorp.com Metal Fabrication Done Right Fold Back Box Form Quick Strip Base Form Roll Over Box Form Roll Back Box Form Cone Form Quick Strip Roll Back Base Form Wireless Remote - Patented Air Actuated Slide Gate System (No air or electrical lines tethering you to the bucket) "Crete Hawg" Remote Controlled Concrete Buckets

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