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Forward With Kriete Rolls On

Wisconsin-based commercial truck and equipment dealer Kriete Truck Centers today rolled out a “trailer” for Season 2 of its social media video series, Forward With Kriete. Like Season 1, which debuted in June of this year, the four new episodes celebrate individual customers and the essential role trucking plays in society.

New UAW Demands Ignore Months of Good Faith Bargaining

GREENSBORO, NC – After previously agreeing to what the UAW referred to as a “record” tentative agreement with Mack Trucks, United Auto Workers leadership today presented the company with a surprising new list of unreasonable economic demands, seemingly returning to day one of negotiations, and ignoring three months of good faith bargaining between the parties.

Given the UAW’s stated demands, Mack advised the union that the company looks forward to returning to the bargaining table on Monday and hopes the UAW leadership makes more realistic proposals.

ASCC Announces Foundation Scholarships

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Education, Research and Development Foundation, St. Louis, MO, has awarded two scholarships for 2023 to students in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program. They are Arie Lynn Milam who attends Middle Tennessee State University and Alejandro Gonzolez-Ortiz who attends California State University Chico. Each award winner received $5,000 and was recognized at the 2023 ASCC Annual Conference held in Grand Rapids, MI.

ASCC Honors Owner/Executive Safety Award Recipient

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, is pleased to announce John Goodrich, Jordon Foster Construction LLC., El Paso, TX, is the eighth recipient of ASCC’s Member Owner/Executive Safety Award for 2023s, presented September 27th at the ASCC 2023 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. The award recognizes one owner/executive of a contractor member company who displays a clear focus and passion for safety and provides leadership that creates a best-in-class safety culture.

ASCC Presents Gaining Strength Award

ST. LOUIS, MO  – The Emerging Leaders Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., presented its sixth Gaining Strength Award to Leo Zhang, Virtual Construction Manager for The Conco Companies, Fontana, CA, at the 2023 ASCC Annual Conference in September.

TACA Celebrates the Environment, Sustainability & Safety

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) – the leading state trade association for the aggregate, concrete, cement and associated industries – welcomed 124 attendees to its annual Environmental, Sustainability & Safety Seminar on Oct. 19-20 at The Westin Irving Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

CPE America Announces Promotions

CPE America, an authorized distributor of Everdigm and Zoomlion concrete boom pumps and city pumps, announces the promotion of Barbara Loyd to the position of service and spare parts coordinator. Barbara will be responsible for working with new and current customers. One of her main objectives is to coordinate training programs, maintenance, service visits, boom inspections and spare parts for current and new customers. Since joining the company in 2016, Barbara has served in the accounting department.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Welcomes Aaron Copeland

Putzmeister America, Inc. (PMA) is pleased to announce Aaron Copeland as the new director of operations. Aaron comes to Putzmeister with over 12 years of manufacturing leadership and manufacturing engineering experience. In this role, he will be work collaboratively with production planning/control, supply chain, warehouse, facilities and manufacturing engineering.

Con Forms Announces New Distributor

Con Forms has partnered with Pipe Technology (a Westflex Inc. Company) in Whittier, California, to assist in maintaining its high level of service for customers located in the southwestern region of the U.S.. This partnership is designed to increase the focus on support for customers in the southwest U.S. Con Forms has done business with Pipe Technology for more than 20 years and is excited to expand its local inventory, sales and service capabilities.

Concrete Pump Supply Announces Drue Martinez as Regional Sales Director

Concrete Pump Supply is pleased to announce the hiring of Drue Martinez. Drue joins CPS as the new regional sales director and key account manager. Drue brings over 20 years of experience in all facets of the concrete pumping industry, including but not limited to management, operations and sales.


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