Member News – April

April 13, 2021

Member News is a special monthly post exclusively featuring the latest news from PCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter members. Content ranges from new hires to company awards and achievements to grand openings and company expansions.

See this month’s chapter news below:

  • Remembering the legacy of William “Bill” Clayton. It’s with a heavy heart that the precast, prestressed industry mourns the recent passing of Bill Clayton. Bill had 40+ years of experience in construction related industries, both public and privately owned, first in the cement, block, and ready-mix industries, followed by 36 years with High Concrete Structures, Inc. and Kurtz Precast Corporation, the predecessor of High Concrete Group. At High Concrete Group, he served in the positions of Production Manager, Vice President of Production, Executive Vice President, and ultimately 27 years as President of the organization. A prior Chairman of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), he was widely acknowledged as an innovator in the industry, recently receiving PCI’s 2020 Mario J. Bertolini Leadership & Innovation Award which demonstrates an outstanding ability in the management of precast, prestressed concrete operations and in support of PCI and the industry. A.J. Sassaman with JVI, Inc. worked for Bill for 18 years at High Concrete. He commented, “The world lost an amazing man. He was my mentor, friend, and hero.
  • Paying it forward. Mentoring and inspiring the next generation of engineering leaders. Suzanne Aultman, Technical Manager for Metromont Corporation, was recently named Engineer of the Year for the Piedmont Chapter of the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers. She also received the first-ever Irwin J. Speyer Young Professional Engineer Award from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute(PCI) In October 2020. The award honors engineers who have been licensed for less than 15 years and who have served the concrete industry through PCI and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Congratulations, Suzanne, for all that you do to support others and advance the precast industry! Click here to see the full post in LinkedIn!
  • Fabcon acquires Oldcastle Infrastructure Building Systems Division assets. Fabcon has stepped up its Northeast presence by acquiring Oldcastle Infrastructure Building Systems Division assets, primarily a Selkirk, N.Y. plant specializing in precast, prestressed hollowcore plank, beam and wall panels. The operation considerably increases New York and New England contract prospects beyond those of Fabcon’s easternmost site in Mahanoy City, Pa. Click here to read the complete article.
  • Smith-Midland’s proprietary, MASH TL3 compliant J-J Hooks Barrier, gains California Department of Transportation approval.  Smith-Midland Corporation(NASDAQ: SMID) today announces that they have further executed on their strategic growth initiatives with expansions into California. Our licensing subsidiary Easi-Set Worldwide is primed to have producers ramp up manufacturing of the J-J Hooks patented barrier system to meet California’s infrastructure needs. The J-J Hooks MASH TL3 barrier now approved in the Virginia market will be produced by Smith-Midland and available for rent through Smith-Midland affiliate Concrete Safety Systems. Click here to read the complete press release announcement.

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