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Mack Named 2019 ACPA Chairman

James W. “Jim” Mack, Director of Market Development-Commercial Strategy for CEMEX has been named  the 56th Chairman of the ACPA Board of Directors.  

He assumed the role with the traditional gavel passing ceremony last Thursday at the closing awards dinner at the ACPA annual meeting.  Chuck Niederriter, 2018 Chairman (and Chief Operating Officer of Golden Triangle Construction Co.) said Jim is the first Chairman in the history of ACPA to have served with a cement company, a regional shipper’s group, an ACPA-affiliated Chapter, ACPA National, and PCA.

“The combination of his work experiences, business sense, and his technical prowess give him some unique perspectives on the industry,” Chairman Niederriter says, adding, “But even more than that, Jim has a well-deserved reputation as being a staunch and tireless advocate for concrete pavements.” 

Jim thanked Chuck for his service as 2018 Chairman and described his two major objectives as 2019 Chairman.  

“The first is the implementation of the industry pavement promotion plan,” he said, adding, “The second item I want to focus on is the continuation of the ConcreteCOMPETES initiative started by Chairman Niederriter.”  The initiative is about aligning resources at the national level to scale up pavement promotion and to support the local promotion network, he says.

CEMEX Opens its First U.S. Admixture Blending Plants

CEMEX announced on Sept. 5 the opening of the company’s first admixture blending plant in the United States. The plant will provide CEMEX’s nearby ready-mix plants with up to 16 different products for regular and high performance concrete. When fully-operational, the Brooksville, FL-plant will service close to 160 company ready mix facilities throughout Florida and the mid-south region. 

In related news, CEMEX announced on Sept. 12 that it has purchased a turnkey aggregates quarry from Blue Star Materials II.  The 122-acre site and quarry plant are located in Chico, Texas, about 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

For more information about both these developments, visit CEMEX’ press room

ACPA Members in the News

Here’s a snapshot view of recent news reported by ACPA members.

  • Cemex says it is the first company to operate cement plants by remote control. Click here for details.
  • GOMACO is training large numbers of students at its GOMACO University training course.  Click here for details, as well as upcoming classes. 
  • Power Pavers video offers tips for setting bridge parapet stringlines.  Click here for an instructional video.

Do you have news to report to ACPA members.   Click here to email a news, web links, and other announcements.

CEMEX Contributes to Texas Relief Effort

CEMEX, an ACPA member, announced a total $500,000 donation for employee and community relief efforts in Texas, following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.

CEMEX USA has a strong operational and commercial presence in the Greater Houston area, where it is also headquartered. A rapid response effort to provide aid to affected employees and their families has been launched. Fortunately, all CEMEX employees are safe.

CEMEX also established a fund to receive voluntary donations from its personnel worldwide to help affected colleagues. Total funds contributed will be matched by the company.

“Our top priority is the safety of our employees. We will continue to assist our colleagues and their families affected by this devastating storm,” said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO of CEMEX. “Our thoughts are with the people in Texas. We trust their resilience and solidarity will help them overcome this tragedy.”

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

For more information on CEMEX, please visit:  www.cemex.com.  

Record Attendance for ACPA Mid-Year Meeting

ACPA 2017 Chair Lori Tiefenthaler (Lehigh Hanson) welcomes Mid-Year Meeting participants as Pavement Workshop kicked off the event.

With an estimated 150 registered guests, the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting topped all previous attendance records by nearly 60 percent.

The event was sponsored by 2016/17 sponsors, Ash Grove, CEMEX, Central Plains Cement Co., Continental Cement, CTLGroup, GCP Applied Technologies, GOMACO, Guntert & Zimmerman, LafargeHolcim, Lehigh Hanson, Rexcon, the Wirtgen Group, and W.R. Meadows.

This year’s meeting was held at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel in Pittsburgh.  The meeting featured a robust agenda that began with a pavement workshop and concluded with an exciting and fun-filled night of Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. 

The pavement workshop covered pavement innovations; long-life concrete pavement; concrete overlays; quality management; pavement economics and competition; and maintenance of traffic innovation.

ACPA task force and committee meetings followed, along with social and networking events and the baseball reception and game, which was made possible by the generous organizational support of Golden Triangle Construction Co. The baseball reception and game was sponsored by Amerikohl Aggregates, Inc., Hanson Aggregates, and the ACPA-Pennsylvania Chapter.

The excitement continues as ACPA now sets its sights on the 54th Annual Meeting.   See the related story and please save the dates and reserve hotel rooms at:  http://2017meeting.acpa.org/.

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