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Today: See Post-Election Industry Impacts

Now that the mid-term election are over, learn how the results will impact our industry.

There’s still time to register for a post-election webinar hosted today by the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA).  The webinar will be held today (Wednesday, Nov. 7), beginning at 2 p.m. (EST) / 1 p.m. (CST). Click here to register for the event.

Follow this link to see ACPA’s repository of government affairs news.

NACA is comprised of the American Concrete Pavement Association, American Concrete Pipe Association, American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association, American Concrete Pumping Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, National Concrete Masonry Association, National Precast Concrete Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Portland Cement Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

Miller Formless in the News

Miller Formless, an ACPA member, today announced Andy Linham has been named as General Manager–International Operations. 

His primary responsibility will be developing Miller Formless’ growing business in India and Southeast Asia, but he will also assist in supporting customers and developing growth strategies worldwide.

Linham is a 20 year veteran of the slipform paving industry, serving most recently as a paving consultant to Larsen and Toubro in Jabalpur, India. Prior to that, he was with GOMACO, supporting customers and dealers in India. 

He will continue to live with his family in the United Kingdom, but will continue traveling internationally in support of concrete construction applications.

ACPA Participates in ACI Committee Meetings

Eric Ferrebee represented ACPA last week at the ACI 325 and 330 committee meetings last week.

ACI 325 is the committee on Concrete Pavements, which also includes the Pavement Design subcommittee, which is working on a new design guide based on, the pavement design portal co-developed by ACPA, the RMC Research & Education Foundation, and PCA. Brian Killingsworth of NRMCA represented the cement and concrete industries at the meeting. Other subcommittees included Overlays and Accelerated Paving. 

Eric also participated in the meeting of the ACI 327 committee on RCC Pavements, which is developing a draft Guide to RCC Design and Construction. He also reported that the ACI 330 Concrete Parking Lots and Site Paving Subcommittee is updating their guide to parking facilities, for which he previously developed and furnished design runs using PavementDesigner.

Also last week, Eric was at the Nevada Infrastructure Concrete Conference (NICC 2018). He presented comprehensive presentations on PavementDesigner at both events, reaching another 200+ potential users of the pavement design portal. 

Photo courtesy of Roger Smith with the California Pavement Preservation Center at Cal State University, Chico.

People on the Move at Power Curbers & Power Pavers

Power Curbers & Power Pavers President Dyke Messinger announced several promotions at the companies.

Stephen Bullock has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. He previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, a position he held for the past 15 years. “Stephen has done an outstanding job leading our sales team, and his performance and dedication has earned him this responsibility,” Messinger said, adding, “With my coming retirement, Stephen will be the next President of Power Curbers Companies, LLC.”

Fred Bryan was named Vice President of Sales, and in this role, will be responsible for sales globally.  “Fred has been with the company for seven years and has spent the past four leading our International Sales team,” Messinger said. “He has been essential in building international sales and moved to Singapore for two years to develop the Asian market.”

Steve Milam has been promoted to Eastern Regional Sales Manager.  He previously served as Regional Sales Manager. “Steve will be responsible for all sales in the eastern half of the country. Stuart Hasty and Adam Smith will be on Steve’s team in the eastern region.”

Steve Peacock was named Product Support Manager. He will be responsible for product support, molds, and all training material and product manuals. Steve is a thirty-year veteran of the equipment industry, having worked at three major manufacturers during his career.

As noted, Messinger said he will be retiring from the company next year. “This gives Stephen and his team time to transition into their new roles and provide you, our customers, with the best service, machinery, and support in the industry,” he said.

Webinar Covers Pervious Concrete Pavements

The International Society of Concrete Pavements and ACPA will present a 1.5-hour webinar describing the thickness design procedures and construction process for pervious concrete pavements.  The webinar will be presented tomorrow (Thur., Oct. 25) from noon to 1:30 (CDT) and 1:00 to 2:30 (EDT). 

The webinar will cover design considerations and the construction process, including the importance of subgrade, drainage layer and concrete pavement construction, along with how design assumptions are transferred into real life, real time construction steps.  The webinar will also cover how pervious concrete is batched, transported and placed, as well as state-of-the-art developments based on lessons learned from construction projects in the Pacific northwest.

Click here to learn more details, including discount pricing for ACPA members.  The webpage also includes a registration link on ACPA’s digital bookstore.


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