Hot Mix January 2011

Advanced Drainage Systems Adds Frederick Precast

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., Hilliard, OH, recently acquired the assets of Frederick Precast Concrete Inc., Greencastle, PA, a manufacturer of box culverts, riser structures and precast drop manholes for storm drain and sanitary sewer lines, plus precast endwalls.

ADS purchased the Foltz Concrete Pipe Company of Winston-Salem, NC in April and Piedmont Concrete of Pineville, NC in May. And now offers a complete line of  sanitary, storm and water structures to the mid-Atlantic United States.

            "We have been very aggressive in our program to add products and services to further expand our supply line to our customers," said Joseph Chlapaty, chairman and chief executive officer of ADS.  "But we are adding only quality, well-respected and proven companies that also reflect the ADS charter of 'customer first'.  This has been the backbone of ADS for nearly 45 years, a posture we will continue to strengthen and fortify with companies such as Frederick."


Industry Appointments

Randy Dickens is sales manager, Midwest region, for the direct sales channel of Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group. Operating out of Seneca, IL, Dickens manages new unit sales for the Guzzler, Vactor HXX and Jetstream brands in the industrial, utility and construction market segments in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

            At Stewart-Amos Sweeper Co., Harrisburg, PA, John Paraschak is vice president of sales & marketing….Mike Roberto is heavy construction territory manager for Paladin Construction Group, Akron, OH, covering the Ohio Valley….At Schwarze Industries, Huntsville, AL, Chris Crews is national sales manager for the new S-Series sweeper sales team