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Industry News Propex Expands Fibermesh® Genesis 3 Reaccredited as an Distribution with Masons Supply Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs Propex Operating The International Association C o m p a n y, L L C , for Continuing Education and announced that Fiber- Training (IACET) has awarded mesh®, a leading brand in concrete reinforcing fibers, will now reaccreditation status to Gene - be available in the Pacific Northwest through Masons Supply. sis 3, Inc. IACET Authorized According to Ralph Bruno, Propex Executive Vice Presi- Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET dent, the selection of Masons Supply as a Distributor for Propex Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period means Fibermesh will be easy to buy in the Pacific Northwest extends for 5 years and includes all programs offered or created markets. “We are proud to partner with Masons Supply as we during that time. continue to expand our infrastructure solutions,” said Bruno. “Genesis 3 is proud of our education programs, which “This is the latest in a series of growth initiatives to better train hundreds of builders, designers, and landscape service our ready mix and precast customers.” professionals each year in important topics such as “Fibermesh, the leader in concrete fiber technology, is construction, design, engineering, and business skills so that constantly researching to find new, innovative, and cost- our members stay on the cutting edge,” stated David J. efficient solutions for concrete,” stated Pat Merriman, Masons Peterson, PE, SWD, Platinum, Education Council Chairman. Supply Sales Manager. “Masons’ partnership with Propex will Peterson added, “Our renewed partnership with IACET is a allow us to expand our product offering. Masons, for many demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and years, has been involved with supplying concrete accessories high standards for all of our programs, and we are very and the formwork for containing concrete. Now, with the pleased to join such a prestigious organization as well as an addition of Fibermesh, we are involved with the concrete itself. elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing Masons can supply a complete package of concrete solutions education and training programs.” for our customers.” To achieve Authorized Provider accreditation, Genesis 3 For more information, visit www.fibermesh.com. completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adher- Production Begins at King’s New ence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard addressing the Boisbriand Facility design, development, administration, and evaluation of its Twenty months after the purchase of programs. Genesis 3 has pledged its continued compliance with a new production facility in the the Standard and is now authorized to use the IACET name Montreal suburb of Boisbriand, QC, and Authorized Provider logo on promotional course material. Canada, King Packaged Materials In addition, Genesis 3 is now linked to the IACET website and Company is pleased to announce that production from this is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing educa- facility is underway. Business growth in Quebec and the tion and training programs. Northeastern United States stretched the production capacity of the old Blainville plant and led to the purchase of the PCA Announces Management new Boisbriand facility in 2010. A dramatic increase in Changes production capacity and warehouse space makes the new facility 400% larger than that in Blainville. The new The Portland Cement Association (PCA) plant will also allow for further growth of King’s consumer, has announced management changes construction, and masonry products divisions for many years designed to shift leadership to Wash- to come. ington, DC, in support of a renewed emphasis on national The new production lines and computer-controlled batching advocacy efforts. system at the Boisbriand plant will allow for recycling of “Over the past 10 years, we have debated the merits of our waste material and improved batch accuracy for better quality national association becoming more DC-centric,” said PCA control. The Boisbriand plant is home to King’s new quality Chairman of the Board Aris Papadopoulos in an announcement control lab, which includes a 1288 ft2 (120 m2) product training of the changes. “The time has come to adapt to this new reality facility. King’s Boisbriand facility represents a significant of the cement industry.” commitment to the company’s customers and employees. The Effective September 6, 2012, Greg Scott, PCA’s Senior new plant is truly a world-class facility that will serve the Vice President of Government Affairs, has been promoted to company well for decades to come. For more information, President. He reports to Brian McCarthy, PCA’s current please contact Mark Lowry at mlowry@kpmindustries.com or President/CEO based in Skokie, IL, who will remain with visit www.kingshotcrete.com. PCA until year-end as CEO. 62 Shotcrete • Winter 2013


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