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| INDUSTRY NEWS KING SHOTCRETE EQUIPMENT INC. ENTERS U.S. MARKET King Shotcrete Equipment Inc. (KSE) has set up shop in Allentown, PA. With office and warehouse space at 964 Postal Road, Unit 200, KSE is positioned to service the U.S. and international mining, tunneling, refractory, concrete construction, and concrete rehabilitation markets. With industry-leading shotcrete equipment and technical support, KSE is proud to distribute the shotcrete industry’s leading brands, including Aliva, Fiori, Meyco, Putzmeister, Reed, and Terramin. KSE is projected to be the most comprehensive distributor of all major shotcrete equipment manufacturers in the marketplace. The King Shotcrete Equipment business model is built on the concept of superior customer service, with the understanding that downtime is something its customers cannot afford. KSE will stock a wide range of wet- and dry-process shotcrete equipment, including all spare parts and related accessories required to keep its customers productive and on the job. Its highly knowledgeable staff has over 50 years of combined experience in the shotcrete equipment and materials sector. As part of the King Shotcrete Solutions brand, KSE will support your complete shotcrete operation. To learn more, browse the equipment brands offered at www. KingShotcrete-Equip.com/US or call Bridger Patrick Bridger, General Manager, at (610) 443-1800. PUTZMEISTER ADDS JAY LEE AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND SERVICE Putzmeister America, Inc., has hired Jay Lee as Senior Vice President of Sales and Service. Lee will work closely with the company’s sales and service teams to define future strategies, which will ensure Putzmeister continues to provide the highest level of products and services in the industry. Lee brings to Putzmeister nearly 30 years of management experience, including leading teams of up to 800 employees. Throughout his career, he has held several positions related to the strategic development of sales and service organizations, including two decades in leadership roles at billion-dollar global manufacturing companies. “We are extremely pleased to have added Jay to our senior leadership team,” said Peter Mendel, Putzmeister’s President and CEO. “His extensive experience in process optimization, vision and strategy, product innovation, and client service will not only serve as a huge asset to our organization but will also prove beneficial to our customers.” Lee received his bachelor’s degree in engineering analysis with an emphasis in computer engineering and his master’s degree in business administration from Clemson University, Clemson, SC. He will be based out of Putzmeister’s Sturtevant, WI, headquarters and can be reached at leej@putzam.com. Lee NRMCA PROMOTES BUILD WITH STRENGTH CAMPAIGN Since the inception of the Softwoods Lumber Board in 2012, the wood industry has invested at least $33 million to promote wood applications. As the residential building and nonresidential building sectors represent approximately three quarters of all potential for concrete, it is vital that the concrete industry unite to combat this encroachment into traditional concrete markets. The wood industry has been successful in wrestling share away from concrete over the last decade in the mid-rise market. To protect concrete markets, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has launched “Build with Strength,” a multi-million-dollar coordinated industry campaign to better educate the design/build and code communities about the benefits of concrete construction in the low- to mid-rise sector and in general. The program is based on a significant research investment made by NRMCA to better understand the motivations behind the use of certain construction materials, including concrete. The research showed that a great majority of the design/build community was favorable to concrete construction because of attributes such as strength, durability, and ease of use. However, certain misconceptions about cost and environmental impact often led decision-makers to choose less safe building materials such as wood and wood products. The campaign relies on an unprecedented communications strategy that includes a Build with Strength branded website, video content, a multi-city media tour, rapid response capabilities, advertising, social media properties, and stakeholder engagement opportunities. Additionally, the campaign is designed to drive industry and project decision makers to resources such as webinars and live seminars for technical support and design assistance while also building an advocacy network that will support concrete’s position in building codes, standards, and rating systems at the state and local level. “With Build with Strength we will re-energize the concrete industry and better position concrete products in the construction marketplace,” said Ted Chandler, NRMCA 58 Shotcrete | Summer 2017 www.shotcrete.org


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