Hot Mix May 2007

Pavement News

M-B Co. acquires TMT-Pathway marking equipment business
M-B Companies Inc. has agreed to acquire the assets of the pavement marking equipment business of TMT-Pathway, Salem, OR.

"With this investment M-B is demonstrating our commitment to continue as the leading manufacturer of pavement marking equipment," said Terrence J. Cosgrove, M-B president. "Customers who have depended on the reliability and performance of TMT products will appreciate the renewed commitment to product support and enhanced technology that M-B will bring to a consolidated product line."

Cosgrove said equipment will continue to be manufacturered at the company's Pavement Marking Division in Montgomery, PA, and at the Salem location, which will operate as M-B Companies Inc. of Oregon.

This year M-B Companies celebrates its 100th anniversary of manufacturing a broad line of equipment including pavement marking equipment, brooms, snow plows, dozer blades and replacement parts.

TYMCO Honored by
Kenneth Young, president of TYMCO, accepts the 2007 Award of Excellence in Power Sweeping from Ranger Kidwell-Ross, editor of, at National Pavement Expo in Nashville. Presented at the Sweepers Roundtable, the award honors the B.W. Young family and The Young Manufacturing Company (TYMCO) he founded.

Industry appointments
At Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group, Elgin, IL, John Abramowski is northwest regional sales manager and Roger Himrod is eastern regional sales manager for Elgin Sweeper and Vactor Manufacturing.

At Shindaiwa Inc., Tualatin, OR, Jorge Lazo is executive vice president and chief operating officer; Greg Imus is vice president of sales, marketing, and technical services; Joe Gibbs is business development manager; and Chuck Burns is regulatory compliance manager.

Tim Kowalski is manager, pavement engineering services, for Wirtgen Inc., Antioch, TN.

At Stone Construction Equipment, Honeoye, NY, Ron Downey, Rick Roche, Gene Rogers, and John Selletti are district sales managers.

In our February issue we provided an incorrect phone number for Lonestar Sealcoat Supply, a Star Inc. licensee plant in Houston, TX. The correct phone number is 281-442-0050.