Concrete Products

APR 2012

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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BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS PRODUCERS James Anderegg, a partner and past president of Mutual Materials Co., received the National Concrete Masonry Association Lifetime Achieve- ment Award during the group's 2012 convention in Orlando. He joined the Bellevue, Wash.-pro- ducer in the late 1980s and was instrumental in leading the company's growth throughout the Pacific Northwest through acquisitions and greenfield plant development. Anderegg has brought to the industry a solid background as a structural engineer with experience in both aviation and auto manufacturing. He has been an advocate for elevating Mu- tual Materials' own manufacturing processes, NCMA affirms, and improving the way masonry and hardscape products are designed and used—likewise fighting for appropriate industry representation in building codes and standards. Mutual Mate- rials President Joe Bowen presented the award, which was ac- cepted on Anderegg's behalf by his daughter, Kendall Anderegg, vice president of sales and distribution. Spancrete Global Services has announced the hiring of Nicholas Passint as their new senior research and develop- ment/design engineer. He was previously the head product en- gineer for Pflow Industries, Inc. Passint holds his Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a Master of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business. TAYLOR CONCRETE BECOMES SHARP CERTIFIED BY OSHA Taylor Concrete Products, Inc., Watertown, N.Y., has been ac- cepted in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) SHARP Program, joining an elite group of only 75 New York state businesses to hold the honor and only one of two companies from Jefferson County to do so. The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small, private-sector employers that oper- ate an exemplary safety and health management system. Ac- ceptance into SHARP by OSHA singles out a business amongst its peers as a model of worksite safety and health. As a SHARP- certified facility, Taylor Concrete will be exempt from pro- grammed OSHA inspections for 12 months. Since 2005, Taylor Concrete has worked with the New York State Department of Labor On-Site Consultation Program to make im- provements in the company's safety program. During that time, an employee-led safety committee was established bringing em- ployees from all departments and work areas together. "Creating employee buy in at the onset of revamping and im- proving our company's safety program was the critical step that allowed us to get to the point in which we could apply for con- sideration into the SHARP Program," said Rich O'Connor, vice president of Taylor Concrete Products, Inc. "Our employees' commitment to making Taylor Concrete a safe and healthy workplace, paired with the assistance we received from the NYS On-Site Consultation Program, allowed us to achieve our goal of participation in the SHARP Program." WWW.CONCRETEPRODUCTS.COM APRIL 2012 | 15

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