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Industry News Wagman Companies, Inc., Named Corporation of the Year, Ranked Among Best Places to Work in PA Wagman Companies, Inc., was named Corporation of the Year by the Central Pennsyl- vania Chapter of the Associa- tion of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). According to AFP, recognized leader within the industry, operating out of offices Wagman was selected for “extraordinary efforts not only to in Pennsylvania and Virginia. G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc.’s core provide, but to raise funds for non-profit organizations, along competencies include: design-build, bridges, structures, high- with a strong commitment to the community which serves as ways, excavation, drainage, marine construction, latex-modified inspiration to your employees and other businesses.” concrete, shotcrete, and geotechnical construction services. The Central Pennsylvania AFP National Philanthropy Day Wagman Construction, Inc., is a full-service general contractor Awards Luncheon was held during the Annual Fall Conference located in downtown York, PA, serving senior living, healthcare, at The Clarion Hotel in New Cumberland, PA. Lisa Wagman higher education, urban, institutional, and industrial markets in Glezer, part of the fourth generation at Wagman Companies, central Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. For more infor- Inc., accepted the award. For more information about the AFP mation about Wagman, please visit www.wagman.com. Central Pennsylvania Awards, please visit: www.afpcentralpa. com/NPD-Award-Winners-page.html. Wagman Companies, Inc., was also recognized among the Blastcrete Equipment Acquires Top 100 Best Places to Work in PA 2013 at an awards banquet Neal Manufacturing on December 5, 2013, at the Lancaster County Convention Neal Manufacturing, a leading Center in Lancaster, PA. Wagman ranked #7 among the Best manufacturer of asphalt sealcoat- Places to Work in PA, in the large company category. ing equipment since 1978, has Mike Glezer, CEO of Wagman Companies, Inc., states, “We partnered with Blastcrete Equipment Co. and has moved its are thrilled to be ranked #7 among the Best Places to Work in operations to Blastcrete’s 70,000 ft2 (6503 m2) manufacturing PA! It’s a great honor and an amazing achievement to share with facility in Anniston, AL, located just 50 miles (81 km) to the everyone at Wagman. We value the feedback from the surveys west. Neal will operate as a division of Blastcrete. and appreciated comments which describe Wagman as having All of the key employees, including Sales Manager Eric a family feel and being people-oriented and safety-focused. Our Humphries, will relocate to Blastcrete and will join four former employees have embraced the culture we strive to achieve.” Neal employees, including former Neal President Maury Bag- Wagman was founded in 1902 and continues on today as a well, who has served as General Manager at Blastcrete since fourth-generation, family-owned general contracting business 2011. “Neal fits Blastcrete like a glove,” Blastcrete President headquartered in York, PA. Wagman Companies, Inc., is the Jim Farrell said in making the announcement. “It is very unusual holding and management company for G.A. & F.C. Wagman, in a new partnership that you have the luxury of blending over Inc., and Wagman Construction Inc. G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc., 50 years of manufacturing experience. This opportunity is a heavy civil contractor and has grown to become a nationally eliminates any learning curve for us and allows us to start from day one providing our new Neal customers with world-class equipment and service.” The Neal product line includes both self-propelled and trailer-mounted machines in several sizes, as well as skid- mounted machines. A rollout of the new partnership, including its latest technology, was featured at the National Pavement Expo January 8-11, 2014, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Blastcrete Equipment Co., established in 1950, is a leading manufacturer of mixing, pumping, and spraying equipment serving the refractory, shotcrete, concrete construction and repair, underground mining and tunneling, and power genera- tion industries worldwide. “Like Neal, Blastcrete has remained on the leading edge of introducing new technology to the industries that we serve,” Farrell continued. “We are excited to see how some of these proven technologies that we have developed at Blastcrete might offer opportunities in the asphalt sealcoating industry.” 62 Shotcrete • Winter 2014


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