Concrete Products

JAN 2018

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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38 • January 2018 BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS PRODUCERS St. Louis-Breckenridge Material Co. and Eastern Missouri Concrete have entered a partnership with CarbonCure Technologies in Halifax, N.S. The ready mixed producers will install equipment injecting carbon dioxide into concrete loads, where the gas converts to a solid mineral in the matrix and improves compressive strength development. "Leading the market by adopting tech- nology is part of the Breckenridge legacy," says CEO Nathan McKean. "Technologies like CarbonCure align with where we see the mar- keting going in the long term while aligning with our immediate operational objectives." Tindall Corp. President and Chief Operat- ing Officer Greg Force has been named chief executive officer, while Vice Chairman William Lowndes IV has transitioned to chairman of the board. Force has served as president and CEO since 2004 after joining the Spartanburg, S.C., producer in 1988. A past (2012) Precast/ Prestressed Concrete Institute chairman and PCI Titan of the Industry (2014), he holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Georgia College and State University. Former Chairman and CEO William Lowndes III has stepped down to focus on special proj- ects. Over a 54-year career, he led Tindall from a six-person shop to a major player throughout the Southeast in precast/prestressed concrete production and building systems, with 1,300- plus employees at operations from Virginia to Texas. "I have full confidence that Greg and Willy will continue to lead Tindall towards a long and successful future," he says. "Besides enjoying strong leadership, our company is pillared by the people who work hard each day to serve this organization." Clark Pacific in West Sacramento, Calif., has donated $200,000 to help develop the Sac- ramento State Civil Engineering Department concrete laboratory, which will offer gen- erations of students hands-on experience and support primary research targeting new technologies and continuous concrete con- struction improvement. A fixture in West Coast precast/prestressed concrete production and related design/build delivery, Clark Pacific has long collaborated with the Sacramento State engineering program through course presentations on prefabricated concrete systems; partnering in academic research projects; hosting plant tours; backing student teams in the national Big Beam Contest; and, hiring students for its engineering and construction management intern programs. Sequatchie Concrete Service Inc. of South Pittsburg, Tenn., has added two plants in a deal for Cleveland Ready Mix, which served contractors in five eastern Tennessee counties for 50-plus years under late owner Claude Simpson. Sequatchie Concrete President Jesse Slaton told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the acquisition will "strengthen our ability to serve custom- ers along the Interstate 75 corridor." The Cleveland and Calhoun, Tenn., plants join 20-plus Sequatchie Concrete ready mixed and block operations in eastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia and northeastern Alabama. SEQUATCHIE CONCRETE + CLEVELAND READY MIX Sequatchie Concrete iron on parade at the 2017 ConcreteWorks in Texas.

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