Concrete Products

MAY 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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www.concreteproducts.com May 2018 • 31 become a household name across the country. Through this extraordinary acquisition, [our] best-in-class product collection will enhance residential distribution, giving customers an easier way to make their outdoor living space the focal point [of their] home." With expertise in quality stone and related offerings, Grand Materials sells a full suite of products ranging from paving stones and companion concrete products to decorative rock and outdoor lighting. The combination of the two companies enhances Pioneer's presence in the Arizona residential market and augments the customer experi- ence by bringing a multitude of products and services under one roof—with greater consis- tency and shorter lead times. Grand Materials becomes a Pioneer division, maintaining cur- rent leadership and employees. ORGANIZATIONS C h i c a g o - b a s e d James McHugh Construction Co., one of the top concrete build- ing contractors, has appointed Dave Alexander as president. He joined the firm as an intern and has served as a project manager, chief estimator, and, most recently, senior vice president. McHugh Con- struction officials cite his industry-leading engineering, technical, and management skills, as evidenced in some of the most expensive, complex and high profile projects in Chicago. Topping that list is the 1,143-ft. Trump International Hotel and Tower, which was North America's tallest reinforced con- crete building from 2007-2014. "Dave is a true builder," says Chairman Patty McHugh. "Our clients have entrusted him with their most important projects for more than 30 years, and our team has grown stronger and more capable under his leader- ship. We have every confidence he is the right person to lead our team toward continued success with the passion and integrity clients have come to expect." Alexander will oversee all company oper- ations, directing its multidisciplinary team toward continued success in high-rise res- idential projects, concrete construction, historic restoration, ultra-high luxury hos- pitality, entertainment, special use, rail and infrastructure works. His appointment follows the retirement of Bruce Lake, whose tenure with McHugh spans nearly four decades, including 20 years as president. BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS Dave Alexander University of Illinois Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering David Lange was elected 2018-19 American Concrete Institute president during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Salt Lake City. Joining him for two-year terms are Vice President Jeffrey Coleman, principal partner of The Coleman Law Firm, Minne- apolis; and, Senior Vice President Randall Poston, senior principal, Pivot Engineers, Austin, Texas. David Lange Jeffrey Coleman custom concrete production equipment tailored to your specifications 1.800.657.5420 www.nationalconcrete.com concrete batch plants silos aggregate handling cement handling dust control automation systems retrofits turnkey services < < < < < < NATIONAL CONCRETE ® CUSTOM CONCRETE PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

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