Concrete Products

MAY 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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34 • May 2019 MANUFACTURERS Charah Solutions, Inc., Kentucky-based fly ash processor and marketer, received two safety North Carolina Department of Labor awards last month for an outstand- ing record of employee safety in 2018—the eighth consecutive year the company gar- nered such recognition from the agency. The awards reflect Charah Solutions' safety record at a structural fill project, Brickhaven Mine in Chatham County, and material man- agement at Duke Energy's Cliffside Steam Station in Shelby. Both sites received a Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement, the state's highest safety award. The Gold Award is based on a days away, restricted or transferred (DART) rate that is at least 50 percent below the statewide benchmark for the industry. North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presented the awards. Former Martin Marietta Materials Chief Financial Officer Anne Lloyd, who retired from the aggregates and ready mixed con- crete giant in 2017, has joined the board of welded wire reinforcement and prestressing strand specialist Insteel Industries. She succeeds Charles B. Newsome, who capped 35-plus years as a director in February, and also serves on the boards of fiber cement products leader James Hardie Indus- tries, Dublin, and Highwoods Properties of Raleigh, N.C. Clearwater, Fla.-based water tank and energy technology specialist Kemco Sys- tems has recently appointed Dillon Moran and David Schwartzel as regional sales man- agers. Moran, who arrives with a diverse background in water technologies, will be responsible for Kemco's Northeast Territory. Schwartzel, a civil engineer, brings 20-plus years' experience designing and selling dis- infection and water technologies, and will be responsible for the Northwest Territory. They will support a brand that over the past five decades has delivered more than 5,000 systems worldwide for hot water heating, vapor/steam curing and conditioning, flue gas heat recovery, vapor/steam curing, and total system monitoring. Airlite Plastics Co., parent of insulating con- crete form brand Fox Blocks, has acquired Houston-based TrueGrid, whose 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic system is promoted as an alternative to permeable or pervious concrete and asphalt pavements. Airlite Plastics, which is based in Omaha, Neb., will add the Lego-like, grass- or grav- el-bearing grid to its Sustainable Construction Products Division offerings. TrueGrid joins an Airlite production network of four Canadian and 18 U.S. facilities, with combined payroll exceeding 1,000. "This is a great opportunity for both companies," says CEO Brad Crosby, as each "shares the same core values while serving customers in a very specialized market niche. Airlite Plastics brings improved access to technical and financial resources. Together, the companies are more capable of serving all our clients' needs irrespective of market sector or project size. It is a compelling com- bination that can significantly enhance our value proposition." BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS Dillon Moran David Schwartzel INSTALL, the International Standards and Training Alliance, is leading development of a com- prehensive concrete polishing curriculum for U.S. and Canadian contractors. The Glassboro, N.J. organization has worked hand-in-hand with equipment and tool manufacturers, material suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders to craft a training regimen based on real-world challenges. Members recently assembled for a three-day working session at the Carpenters International Training Center, Las Vegas, to prepare for a late-2019 program launch. — POLISHING CURRICULUM NEARS FINISHING TOUCHES Increase Concrete Unit Weights from 140 lbs per Cu Ft in Any Increment to Over 200 lbs Cu Ft. Custom Mix Designs Are Available. Applications: • Counterweights • Ballast • Pipe Coatings • Radiation Shielding • New Innovations • New Innovations US Iron Provides: • Year Round Shipping • Available as a Coarse or Fine Aggregate or as a Blend For Additional Information, Contact: • Ph: 765-210-4111 HEAVY WEIGHT CONCRETE AGGReGATE

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