Concrete Products

APR 2014

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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30 • April 2014 BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS tise and will drive the strategic development and delivery of the company's latest 3D/Build- ing Information Modeling offerings and engi- neering services. The role will bridge across all constituents of the building process, creating effciency, driving out waste and delivering val- ue to building partners. While 3D/BIM processes have been around for years, the new service, under Schmidt's di- rection, will offer design and contract teams additional collaborative tools to enhance commu- nications, collaboration and streamline projects. Recognized for his contributions to many award-winning structural designs, Schmid pre- viously held leadership positions at Arnold & O'Sheridan, Inc., ultimately serving as Madison offce director, and most recently headed the structural department of Wisconsin's Henneman Engineering, Inc. Year-end 2013 fnancial numbers for Supe- rior Walls of America show a 19 percent jump over 2012 fgures. The precast concrete produc- er and licensor of foundation and above-grade wall systems also anticipates an additional dou- ble-digit percentage increase during 2014. "The housing market recovery accounts for about 70 percent of the growth increase for our compa- ny this past year," says Chief Financial Offd- er Keith Weller. "The additional 30 percent of growth is a grass roots effort to gain new cus- tomers in our market areas. York Building Products adds New Holland Concrete operations With seven block and paver plants in eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, York Building Products has become the mid-Atlan- tic market's largest concrete masonry source after closing on much of Martin Limestone's New Holland Concrete business. "New Holland's portfolio of products will help ensure the future growth of the York Building Products brand, and we are excited about the integration of products between the two companies," says Jason Schmitz, vice president of Operations at York Building Products, York, Pa. "The merging of the similar businesses provides a greater level of product offering for the two companies' customers, across a broader market area," adds Jeff Detwiler, president of Blue Ball, Pa.-based Martin Limestone. "We believe our cus- tomers and employees alike will be pleased with the future course of the company." In addition to a New Holland, Pa., block and paver plant, the transaction includes five Construction Supply Center stores in eastern Pennsylvania and commercial market-geared Door Solutions business. A subsidiary of New Enterprise Stone & Lime, Martin Limestone will maintain New Holland Concrete's three ready mixed plants under their existing brand. Martin and York officials note that a common culture stemming from their family-owned companies factored in the transaction. New Holland Concrete headquarters, shown here in 2012. Concrete Products April 2014.indd 30 4/1/2014 11:39:03 AM

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