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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.

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.

Habitat for Humanity: Changing Lives, One Home at a Time

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity® has helped more than 29 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through affordable shelter. The organization builds decent and affordable homes using high-quality, locally available building materials in partnership with homeowners and local contractors. On 48th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Habitat built four new homes in fall 2022 and summer 2023 with the help of Kurk Inc., a concrete foundation and excavation contractor serving southeast Wisconsin.

ASCC Introduces a New Concrete Safety Bulletin

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has published its first ALERT!, a new bulletin to apprise members of issues and developments in the concrete construction industry. The first ALERT! covers Portland-Limestone Cement Concrete. “ALERT! bulletins will be published as needed to provide timely notice of unusual, challenging and sometimes complex circumstances affecting the industry,” said Bruce Suprenant, PhD, PE, FACI, ASCC sustainability committee co-chair.

Construction Forms, Inc. (CFI) Announces Acquisition Of Tricon Wear Solutions

Construction Forms, Inc. (CFI), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), announced the acquisition of Tricon Wear Solutions (Tricon). Tricon is a leading manufacturer of abrasion wear-resistant products, specializing in highly engineered steel plates and other fabricated products. The acquisition will broaden CFI’s expertise and offerings in abrasion resistant products for demanding industrial applications.

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.

ASCC Establishes Sustainability Initiative Hotline

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has established a telephone hotline and an email address for the sole purpose of receiving and answering questions about concrete construction as it relates to the industry’s sustainability initiative. Both are for members only. Jim Klinger, ASCC concrete construction specialist, answers both, with input from other ASCC technical staff and consultants.

ASCC ALERT! Bulletins

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has published its first ALERT!, a new bulletin to apprise members of issues and developments in the concrete construction industry. The first ALERT! covers Portland-Limestone Cement Concrete. “ALERT! bulletins will be published as needed to provide timely notice of unusual, challenging, and sometimes complex circumstances affecting the industry,” said Bruce Suprenant, PhD, PE, FACI, ASCC Sustainability Committee co-chair.

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