Concrete Products

JUN 2017

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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Page 24 of 51 June 2017 • 23 ASTM International Committee E06 on Per- formance of Buildings has presented its top annual honor, Award of Merit, to Jeffrey Erdly, of Masonry Preservation Services Inc., in Bloomsburg, Pa. The award includes the accompanying title of fellow and is ASTM's highest recognition for individual contribu- tions to developing standards. E06 honored Erdly for leadership, enthusiasm, and con- tributions to committee success through the advancement of standards and distribution of technical papers that continue to improve the safety, durability, and sustainability on the environment. Erdly has been a member of ASTM International since 1990, and has previously received from E06 the Award of Appreciation (2007) and the E. George Stern Award of Excellence (2015). The Association of Equipment Manufac- turers has elected Grant Godbersen, Gomaco Corp. vice president of Manufacturing, to its board of directors. Eagle Crusher Co. CEO Susanne Cobey and Superior Industries Vice President of Marketing Mary Erholtz have been elected to the AEM CE Sector board. Erholtz will also chair ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020, March 10-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. She will head a cross-section of industry leaders on the show's management committee who over- see the global construction industry gathering staged every three years. Erholtz has over 20 years of experience in equipment; her family has been in manufacturing and the construc- tion industry since 1917. MANUFACTURERS Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Jeff Allen as senior vice president of Produc- tion, Quality and Specialty Vehicles, and Stefan Kurschner as senior vice president of Aftermar- ket. Both join the Operating Committee. Presently vice president of Operations at Detroit Diesel Corp. in Redford, Mich., Allen will head the company's three business units starting August 1. At Detroit Diesel, he has led all facets of the Powertrain headquarters in Michigan and Detroit Axle Plant in Mexico. Kurschner, currently president and CEO of Daimler Vehículos Comerciales Mexico, brings over 25 years of Daimler global experience, including management positions in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, USA and Mexico. He joined Daimler Trucks Mexico in September 2013, transitioning from the helm of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing. Peterbilt Motors Co. has received three Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council awards for the Dynamic Truck Test (DTT) program, Power Distribution Vision Inspection System and Self & Successive Inspection Project. DTT uses Six Sigma tools to identify the root causes of manufactur- ing non-conformities identified during a 100-mile test drive on randomly-selected production units. The testing is done with a focus on build quality and vehicle perfor- mance as they relate to electronic systems. Power Distribution Vision takes advantage of smart camera technology to ensure accu- rate and consistent installation of fuses during dash assembly. The camera system senses the hue, saturation and brightness of each fuse and alerts the operator if one of them is missing or has been installed incorrectly. Self & Successive Inspection leverages internal quality indexes to drive enhanced assembly and inspection pro- cesses preventing the creation and passing of defects during truck assembly. BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS Jeff Allen Stefan Kurschner ® Acti Gel 2 0 8 - Acti-Gel® 208 is a natural, low-dose, rheology modifier and mix stabilizer that dramatically improves the cost of concrete blocks. The Block Manufacturer's Secret to $aving$ The Block Manufacturer's Secret to $aving$ Active Minerals International 34 Loveton Circle, Suite 100, Sparks, MD 21152 U.S.A. Reduce Cement Shrink Carbon Footprint Improve Durability & Finish 410-512-4130

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