Hot Mix October 2006

Wirtgen to expand Vögele paver plant

Early next year Wirtgen America Inc. will break ground for construction of a 30,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its Vögele America paver plant in Chambersburg, PA, according to Stu Murray, Wirtgen America president.

"This expansion will better enable distribution and service of all Wirtgen America Inc. 'Three Amigo' products of Wirtgen recycling, Hamm compaction, and Vögele America asphalt paving products in the eastern United States," Murray said.

He said the expansion will bring both Hamm and Wirtgen product inventory and parts into Chambersburg for distribution throughout the Northeast.

The new building will contain five service bays for pre-delivery preparation, service, and remanufacturing. It will also include office space and a 2,400-sq.-ft. training facility.

Industry appointments

David Rowles is president, Bobcat Americas, a business of Ingersoll Rand, Davidson, NC. He succeeds Scott R. Nelson who is now president of Bobcat European Served Area. Also at Ingersoll Rand, Larry Silber is president, utility equipment.

Brodie W. Hutchins is general manager of Vögele America Inc., Chambersburg, PA, a subsidiary of Wirtgen America Inc., Antioch, TN. Also at Wirtgen, R. Wayne Evans is vice president of business development, pavement technology; and Andrew A. Kazanis is district manager for milling, Hamm compaction, and asphalt paver sales in the northwestern U.S. and Canada.

At East Manufacturing, Randolph, OH, Charlie Wade is south-central regional manager....At Donaldson Co., Minneapolis, Charles J. McMurray is senior vice president, industrial products, technology, and South Africa.

Symbiot expands parking lot maintenance network

Following a successful showing at National Pavement Expo in Charlotte, Symbiot Business Group, Salt Lake City, recently expanded its sweeping network to include all parking lot maintenance.

The national service provider, which services more than 7,000 locations across the United States, has created its Parking Lot Maintenance Network to offer striping, sealcoating, and asphalt maintenance in addition to sweeping.

Allen Quille, director of the parking lot maintenance network, says that by offering more services Symbiot encourages existing "sweeping partners" to participate in all of the benefits associated with the new Parking Lot Maintenance Network.