Concrete Products

JUL 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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40 • JULy 2018 www.concreteproducts.com ORGANIZATIONS The Charles Pankow Foundation has named Anne Ellis, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE and past-American Concrete Institute president, as special advisor to the board of directors. She will work with Executive Director Mark Per- niconi on a major new initiative to rally support for practical research advancing innovations in building design and construction. "Anne is a respected powerhouse in our field," says Foundation Board President Richard Kunnath. "Her structural engineering back- ground, leadership in the concrete industry, and business acumen will be a huge asset to expand- ing our reach." Now in its 13th year, the Charles Pankow Foundation funds research and development positioning the architectural/engineering/con- struction industry to be more efficient and cost competitive. It urges businesses, institutions, and individuals to join its mission in advancing innovation, creativity, and collaboration in the AEC industry. Mike Caldarone has returned to the Skokie, Ill., headquar- ters and laboratory of CTLGroup as principal engineer, tasked with supporting Materials and Consulting team efforts in the field or office. His respon- sibilities will include conducting engineering analyses and inves- tigations to provide consultation; generating business to ensure group profitability; exploring and developing new markets; and, mentoring and coaching junior staff. He will also assist in developing proposals, including project scopes, budgets and schedules; managing multiple proj- ects within a specified timeline and budget; and, scheduling, coordinating and delegating project work. The International Concrete Repair Institute has hired a charter, full-time certification man- ager. A past ICRI director, Steven Bruns, P.E. joins the staff to help implement a strategic plan call- ing for certification and educational programs. Bruns is charged with enlisting partners and chapters to market and promote ICRI certifica- tion programs to their members and audiences, and advance Institute certification in industry or project specifications and codes. BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS Anne Ellis Mike Caldarone Occupational Safety and Health Adminis- tration's SHARP honors those companies that achieve lower lost workday rates than the national average; actively encourage employee involvement; and, meet estab- lished goals for improving worker safety and health programs. "The 3 Million Employee Hours Award was accomplished through teamwork, dedication and focus on safety and health by all employ- ees," says Gate Precast Human Resources and Safety Manager Bob Madison. "The dedication and vigilance to safety exhibited by our team in achieving this tremendous award is an outstanding accom- plishment," adds Gate Vice President and Oxford Operations Manager Travis Fox. With a payroll of 150 and 75,000 sq. ft. of production space, the Oxford facil- ity serves Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and New York markets. It began architectural precast and hollow core plank production in 1986, and was acquired by Gate Precast in 1995. Cement Handling Solutions. Designed for Cementitious Materials. Designed for Concrete Producers. 1.574.472.1095 www.trans-flo.com Designed for Cementitious Materials. Designed for Concrete Producers. blower packages rotary vane feeders silo to silo transfer systems railcar unloading bulk storage terminal and load out facilities pneumatic material handling systems ® trans flo

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