Hot Mix September 2006

Alamo Group acquires NiteHawk Sweepers; Asphalt-Rubber Conference set for October; Sam Simon joins and more.

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Alamo Group acquires NiteHawk Sweepers

Alamo Group Inc. announced in July it has acquired Nite-Hawk Sweepers LLC, based in Kent, WA.

NiteHawk manufactures truck-mounted sweeping equipment including the NH400DX parking lot sweeper and the NH200 sweeper designed for smaller jobs and parking garage sweeping. Alamo also owns Schwarze Industries, which markets a number of street and parking lot sweepers in addition to pothole patching equipment.

Alamo said former NiteHawk owners Tracy Day and Brad Morris will remain active with the company as it becomes part of Alamo Group's North American Industrial Division.

Asphalt-Rubber Conference set for October

The AR 2006 International Asphalt-Rubber Conference will be held October 24-27 in Cathedral City, CA.

The conference offers both technical and application programs for training and education based on the latest developments in asphalt-rubber research.

Cost by Sept. 1 is $495 per person; after Sept. 1 $695 per person. For more information visit

Simon joins Cygnus website

Sam Simon has been named associate editor of Cygnus Business Media's construction industry website,

The site serves as a portal to all of the Cygnus construction industry publications, including Pavement, Asphalt Contractor, Equipment Today, Concrete Contractor, and Rental Product News, as well as National Pavement Expo and National Pavement Expo West.

Industry Appointments

At Bomag Americas, Kewanee, IL, John Hood is sales manager for paving and milling products...At Federal Signal Environmental Products Group, Elgin, IL, Ron Schmidt is vice president of technology development...At Ingersoll Rand, Davidson, NC, Mike Youhouse is application/development engineer for Onboard Power Solutions™ products...Bruce D. Hertzke, chairman and CEO of Winnebago Industries, Forest City, IA, was elected to the board of directors of Gehl Co., West Bend, WI...At Roadtec, an Astec Industries Co., Chattanooga, TN, Joel Rylander is production manager for Roadtec Riverside parts and rebuild facility; Robert Cates is Roadtec worldwide rebuild manager...Melissa Regan is director of finance and management services and Jorge Lazo is senior vice president of sales & technical services for Shindaiwa Inc., Tualatin, OR.