Knight’s Companies Hires Jodi McCall as Human Resources Director

Jodi McCall, Knight's Companies human resources director

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Knight’s Companies is proud to announce its hired Jodi McCall as its first-ever human resources director. Previously, McCall was the human resources manager at Home Telecom. She joins Knight’s with 25 years of experience in human resources.   McCall will work with Pete Knight, CEO of Knight’s Companies, and executive management to…

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Knight’s Companies Promotes Joe Thomas to General Manager

Joe Thomas at Knight's Precast

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Knight’s Companies is proud to announce the promotion of Joe Thomas to general manager of Knight’s Precast, Tekna Corporation and Sovereign Steel. Thomas comes to the role with 32 years of experience in the precast concrete industry. Previously, Thomas was the regional manager of Knight’s Precast and focused on plant operations. Now,…

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Knight’s Companies Promotes Kim Bokern to Dispatch Manager

Kim Bokern

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. ─ Knight’s Companies is proud to announce the promotion of Kim Bokern to dispatch manager. In her new position, Bokern will train and manage seven dispatchers and dispatch services in every Knight’s Redi-Mix market – Columbia, Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah. During her six years with the company, Bokern moved up the corporate ladder…

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Knight’s Companies Acquires Tekna Corporation and Sovereign Steel

Thad Wharton, Fleet Safety Manager, inspecting Tekna site.

CHARLESTON, S.C. ─  Knight’s Companies has announced the acquisition of Tekna Corporation, a prestressed and precast concrete manufacturer, and Sovereign Steel, a rebar and steel reinforcements fabricator, both located in Charleston. Through this acquisition, Knight’s Companies can provide additional product lines to its customers and participate more in upcoming infrastructure projects. “It gives us diversification,”…

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Knight’s Redi-Mix Acquires Lowcountry Concrete

Lowcountry Concrete Trucks

BEAUFORT, South Carolina – Knight’s Redi-Mix announced the acquisition of Lowcountry Concrete, a family-owned concrete supplier in Beaufort and Jasper County, on Friday, July 30, 2021. Through the acquisition, KRM is gaining two dry-batch plants in the area. “Connecting our existing Charleston locations to our new locations in Savannah, Lowcountry Concrete is perfectly situated to help…

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Knight’s Precast Manager Earns Master Precaster Designation

National Precast Concrete Association's Master Precaster, Brad Reynolds, modeling the Golden Hard Hat.

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana ─ Brad Reynolds earned the title Master Precaster during the National Precast Concrete Association’s 2021 The Precast Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reynolds received a plaque and gold safety helmet during an awards luncheon Thursday, May 20. Reynolds is a Plant Manager with Knight’s Precast in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Master Precaster is…

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KRM Midlands Invests in Plant Infrastructure

KRM Midlands Plant 9 -Lexington

COLUMBIA, South Carolina ─ By refurbishing its Irmo Plant and erecting a new dry batch plant in Lexington, South Carolina, Knight’s Redi-Mix is preparing for more growth in the Midlands Market. In 2017, Knight’s Redi-Mix received the Irmo Plant through the acquisition of Palmetto Builders Concrete. However, even then, the plant had suffered a lot…

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Knight’s Redi-Mix Opens in Georgia

Knight's Site Sign

SAVANNAH, Georgia – Knight’s Redi-Mix is expanding into the Savannah Market with a new Georgia division, KRM South. With two new dry batch plants, 13 mixer drivers and a core group of customers built through connections in the Midlands and Lowcountry, KRM South is ready to set a new standard in the market. “When we…

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Tips for Placing Cold Weather Concrete

Mixer truck discharging in pump truck on a cold day.

Baby, its cold outside! Just like hot weather, cold weather effects the setting characteristics and strength of concrete, too. Once average daily temperatures fall below 40 degrees more than three days in a row, contractors and suppliers should start taking the necessary precautions to prevent a placement from being affected. There are ACI guidelines specifying…

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Driving for Freedom

Franklin Nesbitt

While Veterans Day is set aside on the calendar as the day to recognize soldiers for their service, Americans have a lot to thank veterans for every day. Throughout our nation’s history, they’ve kept their oath to defend the Constitution, every American and ensure our country can keep its way of life. However, it’s no…

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