ITW Commercial Construction, North America acquires PNA Construction Technologies

ITW Commercial Construction, North America has completed acquisition of Atlanta-based PNA Construction Technologies, a knowledgeable and experienced industry leader in providing innovative systems and designs to support the North American concrete flatwork industry.

Structured to be a standalone company among the ITW CCNA family of brands, PNA represents the Commercial Construction Division’s entry into the pre-pour, cast-in-place concrete segment in North America. At facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Bakersfield, California, PNA manufacturers proven systems to ensure joint stability, joint protection and continuity of surface profile for concrete floors and industrial paving. This includes the Diamond Dowel System, PD3 Basket assembly, and other cost effective systems.

Bob Connell is the new General Manager for PNA, and he reports to Law Burks, Vice President and General Manager for ITW Commercial Construction, North America. Connell brings extensive experience to the company’s top position. An ITW employee for more than 20 years, Mr. Connell most recently served as GM of ITW’s Asia Pacific Wet Concrete business where he developed and fostered growth in Australia and New Zealand. He and his wife recently relocated to Atlanta from Melbourne, Australia.

Connell said the transition phase is nearly completed after he assembled a team of existing PNA management and ITW veterans. With the new construction season throughout the U.S. and Canada poised to begin, Connell indicated his team has a number of goals to achieve in 2015.

ITW Commercial Construction, North America encompasses the brands Buildex, Red Head, and Ramset with a history that dates back more than 100 years to 1910. Within this history was the invention of the first “powder-actuated tool” in 1947 and the original self-drilling TEKS screw anchor in 1967. Together, Red Head, Ramset and Buildex work to find innovative, quality products for the construction industry in areas of concrete, drywall, steel fabricators, fire protection, plumbing, electrical and HVAC.

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