Beton welcomes senior lab and field technician

We’re pleased to welcome Brad Ahrens as a senior lab and field technician.

Brad Ahrens. Photo credit: Mary Vancura

Ahrens has over 20 years’ experience in concrete lab and field testing, quality control, and inspection.

Brad has worked onsite management and troubleshooting for ready-mix concrete production on many paving, commercial building, and residential high-rise projects. He has done the same for major bridges including Wakota, Hastings High, Lowry Avenue, and I-35W Saint Anthony Falls. Ahrens’ MnDOT certifications include aggregate and base, Concrete Field Tech 1, Ready Mix Plant 1 and 2, cylinder compression strength, grading and base. He also has received MPCA SWPPP training.

At Beton, Ahrens will manage lab equipment and durability concrete testing, assist with cementitious product development, be Beton’s liaison to ready-mix companies, and assess concrete failures. He formerly worked for Braun Intertec, Cemstone, Professional Engineering Services, and Kimley Horn.