Concrete Products

MAR 2019

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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www.concreteproducts.com March 2019 • 41 design and specification; thin pavement overlay mixtures; joint load transfer options; performance engineered mixtures; new unified pavement design method; alkali-silica reactivity mitigation; cold weather concreting; maturity testing; high early strength mixtures; entrained air 101; ready mixed plant operations, safety and maintenance; ADA construction practices; floor slab flatness and moisture considerations; drilled shaft concreting; and, current Missouri Department of Transportation research. Participants can earn certificates for approx- imately 10 personal development hours. The program will suit ready mixed, cement, aggre- gate and admixture producers; building and paving contractors; public agencies; consulting engineers; and, testing labs. Registration and additional conference details can be obtained by visiting www.concrete.mst.edu. Information on conference sponsorship is available from the Missouri S&T Office of Professional and Continuing Education, 573/341-6576 or pce@ mst.edu. Technical information on the program can be obtained from Dr. David Richardson, 573/341-4487, richardd@mst.edu. MANUFACTURERS Mack Trucks recently named Steve Jugovic as regional vice president, Canada, respon- sible for the end-to-end sales cycle in new business transac- tions, including dealer and fleet sales, full-service lease, rental and contact mainte- nance services. Prior to the appointment, Jugovic worked at Mack Financial Ser- vices Canada, where he led operations as managing director for nearly eight years. During his tenure, he built strong relationships with custom- ers and dealers and helped to develop a high-performing Canadian team. DEX Heavy Duty Parts LLC, a Volvo Group subsidiary and leading supplier of recycled, renovated and surplus heavy-duty truck parts, is opening a second facility in Okla- homa City. DEX, which also has a location in Advance, N.C., offers new life to trucks by offering parts to second- and third-genera- tion truck owners. Volvo invested $5 million in the 153,000-sq.-ft. building, which is located on 25 acres near major highways and will have a payroll of 30. "A second DEX Heavy Duty Parts facility enabl[es] us to reach even more distributors," says Director of Operations Darin Redmon. "Extending the life of used parts through recycling and refurbishing is good for the environment and benefi- cial to our customers. We are the only OEM that continues to offer a complete lifecy- cle channel for its products, and it's clear from customer response that there is grow- ing market demand for these parts because of the product offering and environmental impacts." Caterpillar Inc. has outlined a handful of officer moves at its Deerfield, Ill., headquarters, effec- tive this month. They include the appointment of Ramin Younessi to lead Construction Industries, responsible for the company's Earthmoving, Excavation, Building Construction Products, and Global Construction & Infrastructure divisions. He transitions from the post of Energy & Transportation Group president and suc- ceeds Tom Pellette, who becomes president of Caterpillar's Solar Turbines subsidiary in San Diego. Ramin Younessi Steve Jugovic BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS SILOS AND SO MUCH MORE Here's how the engineers and project managers at Imperial Industries helped Wausau Tile create a state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot concrete paver manufacturing facility: • Integrated system includes 16 Imperial carbon steel silos that range from 29 to 37 feet tall, providing 5 million pounds of material storage • Also includes two large "grizzly" dump hoppers and a dozen additional "day bins" for Wausau Tile's custom- color mixing system • All pieces were designed, manufactured, painted and inspected at Imperial's newly expanded manufacturing facility • Imperial also manufactured all stairs and handrails included in the facility 800-558-2945 | IMPERIALIND.COM FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS

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