Besser News

Joe Pelica Awarded First Besser Company Pipe Industry Scholarship

Ryan Suszek, Besser Company Vice President – Pipe & Precast, awarded Joe Pelica, the first $2500 Besser Pipe Industry Scholarship. Pelica is a second year Mechanical Engineering Technology student at Delta College in Bay City, Michigan. The presentation was made during the ACPA Annual Meeting in Hilton Head, SC. A five-member committee, consisting of an ACPA staff member, two ACPA board members and two Besser representatives carefully considered the qualifications of all 32 scholarship applicants before selecting Pelica. In addition to being a motivated part-time student, Joe holds a… Continue reading

Besser Adds to Pipe & Precast Sales Team

Pat Voinis, of Pat Voinis and Associates LLC, has joined the Besser Sales team as an independent sales agent primarily promoting products and services for our pipe and precast product line throughout the United States. Pat’s coverage will supplement the efforts of our sales team and will integrate into our current sales structure. Pat is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of concrete products industry experience. He brings nine years of expertise with Besser Company’s recently acquired AMG adjustable box culvert product line.   Pat can be contacted at 281.797.6354 or… Continue reading

Besser Welcomes L. Paul Fergeson

Our newest Besser Team member is well known throughout the concrete pipe industry. When Besser acquired his company, American Manufacturing Group,  L. Paul Fergeson joined Besser as a Sales Consultant - Box Culvert Specialist.  Paul's new role is exciting and will involve training Besser staff on the product line and helping to increase the sales and the use of adjustable box culvert equipment throughout the industry. He's convinced that once more producers see how the form's design makes the production process simpler, safer, and more cost efficient, the use of the forms will grow… Continue reading

Besser Company Announces Expansion of Pipe and Precast Product Line

Besser Company is proud to kick off 2017 with an exciting acquisition announcement.  The Company has newly acquired all of American Manufacturing Group’s product lines, most notably, their line of premier adjustable box culvert form equipment. Besser President and CEO Kevin Curtis shared, “AMG Patented Adjustable Box Culvert Equipment will strengthen our already extensive product mix. We appreciated the trust that AMG Founder and industry icon, L. Paul Fergeson, has placed in Besser and are thrilled that he is joining the Besser Team to support the product line.”   “Consistently… Continue reading

2017 Blockmakers Workshop® Schedule Announced

Registration is now open for 2017 Blockmakers Workshops®! Check out the new Advanced Concrete Masonry Technology course being held from 18 - 22 September. This course was developed for producers asking us for more in-depth knowledge about the production of products such as segmental retaining walls, pavers, and advanced architectural products. It will also cover the use of core pullers and provide an in-depth look at material variegation/blending of colors to create a unique product appearance. All machine types, including Cam machines, Servopac®, and competitive equipment (plate… Continue reading

Exhibiting South of the Border and Beyond

Trade shows and association meetings have played a large part in our recent activities including those in the United States and abroad. A highlight was our participation in the 2nd Annual Congreso de Soluciones en Concreto held in Cancun, Mexico in late October. We're thrilled with the attendance that came from all segments of the concrete products industry -masonry, hardscape, pipe, precast, prestressed, and ready-mix. A full house of producers listened intently as Ron Scherer, Besser training specialist, presented a seminar on Concrete Masonry Technology. Besser representatives… Continue reading

Colder Temperatures Have Arrived; Are You Ready?

Besser supplies custom Curing Systems, offers upgrades to existing Curing Systems, and provides maintenance for all brands of vapor generator systems. Every system supplied by Besser is engineered to deliver accurate temperature and humidity control, timing in the curing environment, insulation, and air control - all providing proper circulation and energy savings. We use custom simulation software to design a system that meets your specific curing needs. Installation and service of your system is completed by our experienced technical service team. While on-site, we train your staff… Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Customer Service Representative: Connor Gagnon

Meet Connor Gagnon, Besser Company's newest Customer Service Representative working at our headquarters in Alpena, Michigan.  Since his start in the Call Center in July, he has been busy promoting machine and mold parts, capital equipment, paid service, and training to customers and prospects for the entire Besser product line. He brings a strong customer service background, knowledge of bearings and power transmissions, and a thirst to learn to his new role. "From working at Northern Industrial in inside sales and as an assistant manager for MC Sports, I've discovered that I thrive… Continue reading

Applications Now Being Accepted for Besser Company Pipe Industry Scholarship

The ACPA Foundation Scholarship Application for the new $2,500 Besser Company Pipe Industry College Scholarship is now available on both the Besser Company and ACPA’s websites; applications are due by 1 February 2017. The employee-owners of Besser Company initiated this scholarship earlier this year in recognition of the American Concrete Pipe Association’s (ACPA) annual National Concrete Pipe week. Established with the ACPA Foundation, the college scholarship will be awarded to a student whose course of study is related to concrete pipe production, application/installation, or… Continue reading

Precasters Gather in Austin

Besser Company was a Silver sponsor of the National Precast Concrete Association’s 51st Annual Convention held in Austin, Texas last week. The number of industry members gathering was the third highest in association history. High energy, optimism and creative thinking characterized the five day event.   The “Marketplace” provided the opportunity for members to network while enjoying southern specialties and cocktails. Held on Thursday and Friday, Besser staff, Denny Anderson, Jeff Kern (Precast Sales) Kevin Krentz and Tim Ray-Tahtinen (Sales Application Engineers) and Terri Grulke… Continue reading