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Industry News Airplaco and Gunite Supply Increase IL, (St. Louis greater area) office. This new Territory Sales Force division of CCS Group is a full-service dealer and parts provider of REED concrete pumps Airplaco and Gunite Supply (www.airplaco. offering service, sales, and rentals throughout com; www.gunitesupply.com), worldwide the Midwest. This appointment is part of manufacturers of specialty construction CCS’s strategic growth plan. equipment, are proud to announce Bryan resentative of a new territory. Hayward Baker Acquires Carl Baur- Althammer has transitioned to a Sales Rep Althammer has accepted a role as territory Ellington Cross sales representative covering the Midwest Bryan Althammer Acquisition of Charleston, SC-based regional region. He has worked for Airplaco and Gunite Supply since geotechnical contractor expands the company’s 2013 as inside sales and technical service support. Althammer Earthquake Drain capabilities has multiple years of experience working in the construction Hayward Baker Inc. (HBI) and industrial equipment industries and brings tremendous announced the acquisition of technical knowledge to the sales team. assets of Ellington Cross, LLC (EC), a regional geo- CCS Group, LLC, Welcomes Carl technical contractor that pro- Baur as General Manager vides Earthquake Drain™ design and installation. Headquartered With over 26 years of experience in shotcrete/gunite contracting in Charleston, SC, EC operates primarily in North Carolina, and sales, Carl Baur will lead the business management and South Carolina, and Georgia. development as well as sales in the recently opened Millstadt, Members of EC and HBI will combine operations into the existing Charleston Area Office and operate under the name “Ellington Cross, a division of Hayward Baker.” HBI will take on EC’s existing management team and employees, as well as assume key existing contracts. EC is a regional geotechnical contractor focused on lique- faction mitigation ground improvement using Earthquake Drains (sometimes referred to as “EQ Drains”). HBI owns the patent for mitigating liquefaction using prefabricated vertical drains throughout North America. RAM Construction Services is the oldest and most Unlike prefabricated vertical wick drains, EQ Drains have experienced waterproofi ng and restoration contractor in the a much larger cross-sectional area and flow capacity, intended United States. RAM Construction Services has built a solid to limit pore pressure increases in cohesionless soils and sub- reputation based on knowledge, experience and reliability. sequent liquefaction during earthquake events. RAM has grown into the largest Midwestern contractor Among EC’s noteworthy projects are U.S. Highway 17 ACE specializing in restoration of aging structures, and skilled Basin Parkway Widening and Bridge Replacements (Seg- waterproofi ng of new structures. ments 1 and 2), performed for the South Carolina Department RAM is looking for career-minded staff to be part of Transportation. Earthquake Drains were used to mitigate of this growing company. liquefaction at all bridge approaches over a 21-mile corridor from State Route 64 to U.S. Highway 21. • Regional Managers • Estimators • Laborers For bulk fuel storage replacement initiatives at the • Superintendents • Foreman • Skilled Trades Charleston Air Force Base, EC installed Earthquake Drains on RAM offers an exciting and challenging working environment with opportu- more than 10 separate projects at the Naval Weapons Station nities for career advancement and growth. We offer medical, dental, vision, and Joint Base Charleston. life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holi- Wal-Mart Stores has used Earthquake Drains to mitigate days, paid vacation, and personal days. liquefaction on nearly 20 projects in coastal South Carolina. EOE/AA Employer M/F/D/V These projects have ranged from store expansions using retrofit Corporate Headquarters technologies, to new construction ranging in size from the 13800 Eckles Road • Livonia, Michigan 48150 retailer’s Neighborhood Markets to its large Supercenters. Send Resume to: mkaspari@ramservices.com Commenting on the acquisition, Eric Drooff, President of or fax 734-793-1934 Hayward Baker, stated, “Liquefaction mitigation is an important MICHIGAN • LOUISIANA • MINNESOTA • GRAND RAPIDS • CLEVELAND • CINCINNATI geotechnical service provided by HBI. The acquisition of Ellington Cross strengthens our capabilities in this market. We www.ramservices.com plan to enhance our ability to offer liquefaction mitigation ground 60 Shotcrete • Fall 2015


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