Concrete Products

MAR 2018

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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marcotte · 855 652-6520 SMART SYSTEMS for SMARTER PLANTS TM March 2018 • 39 BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS MANUFACTURERS Clearwater, Fla.-based Kemco Systems has named Stephen Stewart as Southwest regional sales manager. Based in Colorado, he joins the water and energy technol- ogy company after 18 years in branch and regional management roles with U.S. Filter. The company notes that Stewart's expertise and passion for providing solu- tions for water and wastewater needs matches its mission to provide the most efficient and highest quality systems in the industry. Trimble has closed a $500 million deal for e-Builder, a leading SaaS-based construction program management and integrated proj - ect delivery solution for owners and contractors across the design, construct and operate lifecycle. Owners benefit through e-Builder's improved transparency and accountability, Trimble notes, while con- tractors see faster payments, increased productivity and improved competitive advantage. The solution measures and manages every step of the capital project delivery process, from planning, design and procurement to construction and operation. Rob Neitzke has transitioned from leadership of the natural gas-powered engine Cummins Westport joint venture to executive director of the Cummins Inc. On-Highway North American Original Equipment Manufacturer business. He will drive OEM relationships from both a commercial and strategic perspective, and succeeds Jeff Caldwell, now tasked with overseeing North American market product launches. Prior to his 2015-17 Cummins Westport term, Neitzke, an elec- trical engineer with a master's in Business Administration, led the Cummins Engine business for the Construction market. He was part of the manufacturer's first class of Black Belts in Six Sigma—the business improvement tool that management credits with saving the company and customers billions since 2000. EPD NOW is a new Sika Corp. service providing concrete producers measurement of concrete mixes' environmental profile. The tech- nology enables them to generate a mix-specific, project bid- or submittal-ready Environmental Product Declaration, per LEED V4 requirements, from a web browser, mobile device or Command Alkon COMMANDqc program. Sika teamed with Berkeley, Calif., EPD specialist Climate Earth on EPD NOW. Heavy-duty truck suspension specialist Link Manufacturing Ltd. in Sioux Center, Iowa, has promoted Jeff Vierkant to vice president of Manufacturing, responsible for all aspects of engineering, pro- duction, quality, purchasing, sourcing, shipping and receiving. He joined Link in December 2015 as director of Manufacturing, where he oversaw quality assurance initiatives, initiated lean process improvements, and helped improve production capabilities. Stephen Stewart MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW From anywhere and at any time: • Quickly adjust the quantity of each batch constituent in real time • Easily balance your mixes using key parameters such as local material properties, temperature and moisture, density, absorption and granularity • Preserve key ratios and volumetric yield PRODUCING FASTER WITH CONSTANT QUALITY IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE marcotte · 855 652-6520 SMART SYSTEMS for SMARTER PLANTS TM

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