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American Division of Wiggert & Co. GmbH and Würschum GmbH 40 • August 2019 BRIEFS MANUFACTURERS Colorado-based volumetric mixer manufacturer Holcombe CVI has recently been approved for membership in the Volumetric Mixer Manufacturer Bureau, a National Ready Mixed Concrete Associ- ation affiliate with five other member companies in the U.S. and Canada. Holcombe CVI is the only VMMB member company located in Colorado, Texas, and the western United States. In 2006, Brent and Cathy Holcombe purchased Quick Mix, Inc., the precursor to Holcombe CVI, and set out to improve the original volumetric concrete mixer's design and functionality. Many years and ongoing advancements later, Holcombe CVI now boasts multiple volu- metric concrete mixer models, a design patent, and exciting product innovations scheduled for release in 2020. In addition to being used around the world, Holcombe CVI mobile concrete mixers are operated by American companies building and reinforcing existing interstates, roads, and highways, working with local cities and counties to build and reinforce infrastructure. The Kalmar unit of Cargotec Corp. dedicated its new Customer Expe- rience & Training Center in North Charleston, S.C., last month. The facility will support hands on operation and product demonstrations in a 70,000-sq.-ft., concrete-paved yard, and bring each realistic appli- cation to customer visits and training sessions. Another important function of the center is the high-tech, AV equipped training facility, which will serve to educate Kalmar's dealer salesforce. The new building also serves as a customer service center for Kal- mar's North American mobile equipment product support. It houses a service area and a large warehouse to provide support for Kalmar counterbalance products in the Charleston area. Kemco Systems, a global water and energy technology company, has recently appointed Joanie Vergo as chief financial officer. A Uni- versity of Tampa graduate holding master's and bachelor's degrees in Accounting, she arrives with 10+ years of experience in retail, retail manufacturing/distribution and the news media industries. Tulsa, Okla.-based vacuum lifting technology specialist Vacuworx has promoted Alan Odgers to senior vice president of Strategy from vice president of Marketing. Guided by what the manufacturer's notes are values of safety, integrity and responsible growth, Odgers' emphasis is on aligning and allocating resources to develop a greater under- standing of the potential of new products and applications worldwide. Separately, Vacuworx has appointed William Bomprezzi, hired as director of Business Analytics, focused on making continuous improve- ments within the organization and supporting global initiatives. Bomprezzi utilizes internal and external information to help inform strategic decision-making associated with key markets, products, pro- cesses and geographies. California-based iQ Power Tools will be partnering with the Ameri- can Lung Association to raise awareness of the dangers of silica dust through a new educational initiative, "Understanding Silicosis." The partnership features two key components: 1) creation of an educa- tional video and individual video clips highlighting the danger of silicosis for those in the construction industry, to be shared on social media and the Association's website,; and, 2) Employee Giving Campaign to fully engage iQ Power Tools staff in the American Lung Association mission. "With over 2 million U.S. workers potentially exposed to occupa- tional silica, more is needed to be done to bring awareness to the risk of developing silicosis," says iQ President Paul Guth. "By teaming up with the American Lung Association, a highly respected organization, we can expand our reach and take the message of awareness to indi- vidual workers in the construction industry even further than before." "Our company decided it was time to 'up our game' in education and awareness," adds Marketing Manager Sarah Hurtado. "This is the beginning of what we hope will be a long term partnership to develop, deliver and promote tools and resources that actively engage people and construction workers in lung disease prevention and disease management." HM10H North American Supplier of Customized Concrete Plant Solutions Planetary Countercurrent Mixers | Twin Shaft Mixers Admixture Metering | Mixing & Batching Plants | Concrete Delivery Systems Computer Automation | Automatic Mixer Cleaning System | Color Metering Plant Layout | Technical Service & Support | P3 Operator Training Customized Concrete Plant Solutions 603.431.5661 ACT is the

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