Concrete Products

FEB 2017

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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42 • February 2017 www.concreteproducts.com BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS MANUFACTURERS Middle market private equity specialist Sterling Group, Houston, has acquired Stetson Building Products, Inc., a management owned construction supply distributor with nine branches and distribution center in the Midwest. Iowa-based Stetson is the third business assim- ilated into concrete and masonry contractor-geared Construction Supply Holdings, formed in November 2016 after Sterling closed two charter acquisitions, Brock White Co. LLC, St. Paul, Minn., and Bor- der Construction Specialties LLC, Phoenix. Construction Supply Holdings is positioned as a leading distribu- tor of construction materials, accessories and tools, with 48 branch- es, 750 employees, and 70,000-plus stock keeping units for nearly 25,000 customers. Brock White and Border have strong branch foot- prints in the Upper Midwest, Southwest and Western Canada. Stetson expands Construction Supply Holdings' Midwest presence and adds technical expertise in the reinforcing steel fabrication and concrete form rental categories. "Sterling has a vision to build a best-in-class distribution busi- ness, and [our] entire team is excited about being a part of that suc- cess," says Stetson President Marte Cook. "The opportunity to join forces with Brock White and Border made Sterling the ideal partner for the next phase of our company's growth." Tullytown, Penn.-based A-Lok Products, a specialist in precast con- crete drainage structure components, has attained verification that its quality management system complies with ISO 9001:2015 stan- dards. A system with strong emphasis on continuous improvement, officials note, brings benefits to customers and the company. Brad Shipley has joined the Hamilton Kent engi- neering team as a product manager, responsible for customer technical support; research and evaluation of new product designs; and, client quote submittal. He has 10 years of experience in design and engineering of piping systems across oil and gas, nucle- ar power, and mining industries. His design roles include pipe stress analysis, hydraulic analysis, and materials selection. Separately, Dominique Wong joined the Hamilton Kent sales team as business development manager, responsible for growing the Lifespan System product line; promoting the manufacturer's mes- sage about watertight infrastructure; and, the Ontario market ter- ritory. A professional engineer, he has managed various projects for Aastra Telecom, a global leader in enterprise communications tech- nology; S.A. Armstrong, an innovator in fluid flow HVAC systems for commercial buildings; and, Consolidated Energy Solutions, a leader in grocery-grade HVAC systems. East Manufacturing in Randolph, Ohio, has appointed Chuck Ste- phens as western sales representative, overseeing dealer sales for flat- bed, drop deck, dump and refuse trailers plus dump bodies. Stephens will now cover the United States west of the Mississippi River, a ter- ritory he held from 1995 to 2001. Stephens originally joined East in 1980 as a sales trainee, serving direct trailer sales in Ohio. Brad Shipley Dominique Wong In 1993 MAX developed the World's First Battery Operated Rebar Tying Tool. Since then MAX Rebar Tying Tools have been revolutionizing rebar tying all around the world. With just one pull of the trigger you can tie rebar in less than a second. MAX Rebar Tying Tools save time and money and increase job productivity. Ties up to #5x#6 2600 ties per charge Ties up to #3x#3 3000 ties per charge Ties up to #7x#8 2200- 2400 ties per charge WORLD'S FIRST BATTERY OPERATED Watch The Tools in Action Pool Jobsite Road and Bridge Commercial Building BOOTH 220 Watch The Tools in Action www.maxusacorp.com www.maxusacorp.com 800-223-4293 800-223-4293 Watch The

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