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SEP 2017

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www.concreteproducts.com September 2017 • 27 BRIEFS PRODUCERS PRODUCERS Wieser Concrete Products has promoted Andy Winkler to general manager of its Maiden Rock, Wis., flagship plant, tasked with leading safety, marketing, sales, administrative and service groups. Winkler joined the company 16 years ago and has been in the precast industry his entire career—completing tours of duty in production, delivery, installation and sales, while also playing a pivotal role in the safety program. Beyond the plant, he is Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association president elect and National Precast Concrete Association Safety, Health and Environmental Committee member, and spearheaded an initiative that saw the Wisconsin Precast Concrete Association premier a boom truck certification class earlier this year. Randall Brown has joined the Spancrete team as the general manager of the precast/prestressed plant in Newnan, Ga. He brings 30-plus years of concrete and construction experience throughout the South. He will be responsible for implementing operational systems, driv- ing performance improvement and overall business management at a 35-acre site from which Spancrete supplies hollow core plank, wall panels, RePlenish pervious paving slabs and RibSlab flooring product throughout the Southeast. Lane Construction Corp. has awarded Smith-Midland Corp. a con- tract to supply over 124,000 lineal feet of J-J Hooks precast concrete safety barrier for the Interstate 395 Express Lane project in north- ern Virginia. The $336-million design-build undertaking will extend express lanes along an eight-mile section of I-395 in Fairfax and Arlington counties. Beginning this fall and running until project completion in spring 2020, Smith-Midland will cast, deliver and set free-standing and bolt-down J-J Hooks Barrier. The producer will also provide resetting services, redeploying barrier runs as the project progresses. Andy Winkler QUIKRETE ONE BAG WONDER Brigham Young University Industrial Design student Joey Eddington took the Quikrete Cos. One Bag Wonder 2.0 contest and $2,500 top cash prize with his floating concrete ghost table. Entries were judged by representatives of Atlanta-based Quikrete; HomeMade Modern, an online resource for smart modern home furnishing ideas; and, the Home Projects Council, a think tank of home improvement experts. "The ideas people brought to life with just one bag is truly amazing," says Quikrete Cos. Vice President of Marketing Frank Owens. "The cre- ativity, craftsmanship and quality of all the submissions really made selecting the winners difficult, but I think the design, technical exe- cution and finished product of the top three helped them narrowly edge out competitors." TWO-PIECE SKID UNIT ONE-PIECE SKID UNIT SHOP ASSEMBLED, SHOP TESTED, PRODUCT READY. Don't let the compact size of our Skidded Batch Plant fool you. It can fit your site, yet produce up to 300 yards per day. It offers three different mixer designs, with capacities from 1/2 cu. yd. to 2 cu. yd. Available in one piece or two piece assemblies. Set up in less than 2 days. Concrete equipment. Concrete solutions. PO Box 10, 190 Simmons Avenue, Pewaukee, WI 53072-0010 concretesales@mixersystems.com 262-691-3100 mixersystems.com

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