Holiday Hours

The Besser Family joins in wishing you a festive holiday season filled with peace, joy, and good health! So that our employee-owners can celebrate, our locations will be closed on:


24 December: USA
27 December: All Locations
28 December: Canada
31 December: USA
3 January: All Locations
4 January: Quebec, Canada

Customers can reach us during this time at +1.989.354.1000 or 1.800.530.9991 for technical support or urgent parts requests. Orders emailed to will be entered the next business day.

Customer Service Team Gains Depth

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the newest members of our Customer Service Team. Their goal is to provide you with the industry’s best customer service experience. They each bring their unique skills, education, and enthusiasm to serving your needs.

Fred Jacobs has joined the Besser Team as a Sales and Service Representative. Fred’s years of experience as a block machine operator and production supervisor, his Master Blockmaker education, and passion for concrete prepare him well to serve Besser producers throughout the Midwestern United States. He’ll also contribute his talents to instructing industry professionals attending the Blockmakers Workshops® in Alpena, Michigan. Fred can be reached at +1.989.255.9608 or

Kurtis Schwaiger has a new role as a Sales Representative in the Northwest United States. He’s been travelling with veteran, Rodney Lang throughout his territory which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska.

Kurtis earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University. Before transitioning to sales, he’s held positions of increasing responsibility in the Besser Engineering Department. He began his career focusing on block machines. In 2020 he was promoted to Engineering Team Leader responsible for cubing and processing. Kurtis can be reached at +1.989.464.6648 or

MOLD SALE: Straight Scallop Units

Our Besser Montreal division has a mold attachment, (less vibrators, weights, and pallet guides), in stock to produce 2” wide x 5-3/4” high x 23-1/8” long straight scallop units. This mold is designed for any Besser 3 at-a-time machine and includes a heated stripper head assembly. This mold typically sells for over $30,000, but this month’s sale price is $15,000!
Contact Brian Budnik, Director of Mold Sales, at or +1.989.354.1012 for more information.

Need Training? 2022 Blockmakers Workshop® Schedule

Whether you’re new to the industry, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, there’s a Blockmakers Workshop course for you.  The World Center for Concrete Technology in Alpena, Michigan is the location for these intensive training sessions.

All workshops are taught by experienced Besser staff and guest presenters. Each week-long course combines classroom and hands-on learning. Throughout the courses, students will hear real-life antidotes that drive points home. After a single course, students will possess the knowledge and skills to improve their plant’s operation.

View complete course information about the six different courses offered and register at

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Concrete Products Highlights Basalite’s Ft. Lupton Plant

The cover of the December issue of Concrete Products magazine features Basalite’s massive new Besser Pallet Transport System. To learn more about the new facility in Ft. Lupton read the extensive article inside the publication.

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