Concrete Products

JUL 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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36 • July 2019 building organization to deliver its rating system through an ANSI-audited consensus process. The ANSI-GBI 01-2019 standard was registered and approved to continue its revi- sion process through what the Institute calls continuous maintenance, whereby "revisions will happen every two years to keep the stan- dard and rating system in lock step with advances in the market," Worden affirms. Green Globes references hundreds of other periodically revised consensus docu- ments; using continuous maintenance will ensure the system changes as needed and through an ANSI-approved process. Pro- posed changes can be submitted any time through forms the Initiative has posted, along with the ANSI-GBI 01-2019 standard, at MANUFACTURERS Marcotte Systems Ltd. of Montreal has added to its concrete batch plant and raw material production controls or information technology offerings the software division of Quadra Con- trol & Weigh Systems Ltd., based in Surrey, British Columbia. "Over the course of more than 30 years, Quadra's team of seasoned professionals has built a solid reputation of providing key players of the ready-mix industry in western Canada and the western United States with powerful software solutions to boost their productivity and bottom line," says Marcotte CEO Joel Bardier. "The stra- tegic fit with Marcotte's mission and vision made the acquisition a natural." Hardware and software technology break- throughs have enabled leaders in ready mixed concrete to reach ever higher levels of preci- sion, resulting in optimal batching productivity, product quality, dispatching efficiency and man- agement decision making, notes Quadra President Horst Blattman. "With the strong level of com- petition and the current pace of innovation, all players in the industry must keep their eyes open if they are to stay in the game and aim to lead the pack," he adds. "Having witnessed the Marcotte team consistently display a knack for developing software solutions that are smarter, faster, easy-to-use, flexible and adaptable to the specific realities of businesses similar to that of my clients, it is with the utmost confidence that I pass the relay baton to them." Marcotte's corporate values of flexibility and openness are at the core of its strategy of providing process freedom to empower the competitiveness of each and every customer. "In close cooperation with the Quadra team, we have prepared an eco- nomical and seamless transition package that can be tailored to the specific needs of each Quadra customer," affirms Marcotte Vice President, Global Sales Alex Leblond. Cemex USA veteran Walter LeMaire has joined South Carolina-based SEFA Group as execu- tive director of Business Development for the Engineering & Projects Business Unit. He will be responsible for strategic and operational planning in new business opportunities and lead promo- tion efforts behind the company's proprietary STAR fly ash beneficiation technology. Prior to SEFA, LeMaire spent 12 years at Cemex USA, the last nine as vice president and general manager of the Mineral Resource Technologies Inc. subsidiary. He has worked in coal combustion products processing and mar- keting since 1996, with tours of duty at Monex Resources, Boral Material Technologies, and BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS Walter LeMaire

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