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By Ivan StiehlHamilton Kent, President and General Manager Like many of you, we are facing an interesting time with a wave of retirements impacting our businesses at all levels, accelerating career changes and learning curves for all.  Hamilton Kent, and our global parent company Aliaxis, are no different.  To that end, I have accepted a new position with Aliaxis to […]

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Starting the New Year in a ‘Very Good’ Place By Ivan StiehlHamilton Kent, President and General Manager While there is still a lot of uncertainty clouding the construction outlook, this year already looks different from 2022, and, in my opinion, in a good way. Record customer demand in 2021 faced off against significant supply chain shortages globally, leaving the entire […]

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Release Date: February 16th, 2023 Hamilton Kent would like to announce an organizational change within our US sales group. After 16 years of dedicated service with Hamilton Kent, Alan Siebenthaler will be embarking on a new career journey. Effective February 28th, Alan will represent Hamilton Kent LLC as an independent representative through his company AS3 Precast Sales. In this new […]

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By Randy ReimerDirector of Sales and Marketing Uncertainty and Optimism As we look ahead to 2023, a common theme among our customers is “uncertainty.” There is a lot of concern about recession, but also signs that it may not be a deep or extended downturn, but more of a slowdown or a soft landing. Rising interest rates have cooled the […]

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Alan Siebenthaler, Hamilton Kent’s U.S. sales manager, has been elected to a 3-year term on the National Precast Concrete Association Board of Directors. Alan has been a member of the Hamilton Kent sales team for 16 years and has worked in the industry for 26 years. “We are excited to work with Alan and to see the impact he will […]

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Hamilton Kent is pleased to announce that Luis Santana joined the Hamilton Kent sales team as a territory manager on Jan. 2, and is now responsible for the western region of the United States. Luis will provide customers with technical and sales support while expanding HK’s business in the concrete pipe and precast concrete industries.

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Joint testing of pipe and structures is still seen by some as an unnecessary or unrealistic extra step, but without it we risk far more than just a leak. Plenty can go wrong during and after the homing or installation process, whether because of an open joint failing to create a seal with the gasket or a bad seal allowing infiltration or exfiltration. Testing takes the uncertainty out of the sealing capability and means a better product, installation and conveyance system for everyone involved.

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Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and precast concrete are major building blocks for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and municipalities, with many thousands of miles and structures laid beneath the feet of urban and suburban residents of every city in North America. With the high quality and innovative manufacturing practices currently used by RCP and precast manufacturers, we now leverage this technology to manage not just the required drainage and wastewater needs, but to support sustainability and resilience when our cities are faced with extreme weather conditions.

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