GivenHansco announces exclusive agreement with Barnes Industrial Group

Columbus, Ohio – August 10, 2014

GivenHansco, creator of the award-winning line of Keystone integrated software products for the ready-mix, aggregate and asphalt industries, today announced an exclusive dealership arrangement with Barnes Industrial Group.

“We are extremely excited to have the Barnes Industrial Group as our exclusive dealer in the Midwest. Jim (Amelung) and his group have deep industry knowledge and are committed to exceptional customer service just as we are,” said Mike Sanders, GivenHansco President.

Barnes Industrial Group (also known as The Barnes Group) is an established distributor of concrete equipment products based in Manchester, Missouri. They are a dealer for CON-E-CO concrete plants and an exclusive dealer for quality equipment and parts with over 30 years of industry experience.

“Partnering with GivenHansco will allow us to offer our customers a truly integrated product line that we have not been able to before. Along with batch controls, we can now offer accounting, dispatch and GPS solutions from a company with industry-leading customer service,” said Jim Amelung, Barnes Industrial Group President.

More information about the Keystone product line is available at Purchase inquiries should be directed to Barnes Industrial Group at

Ron Wallace
GivenHansco Inc.
Direct: 1-800-548-9754
Fax: 614-310-0066



GivenHansco gives back!

Yesterday, GivenHansco donated $82,000 worth of computer software to the Concrete Technology program at Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio. This donation will enhance the Concrete Technology program by exposing students to the Keystone Integrated Advantage, a state-of-the-art system which includes concrete batch controls and dispatch and accounting modules together on the same platform. Students will be able to learn about concrete technology “hands on” and will gain knowledge that will be useful in their future careers in the concrete industry.

A local news station did a segment on the donation which you can view here:

GivenHansco Donation to Rhodes State College – 10/8/2013

Here is a press link about the donation:

Rhodes State accepts concrete technology donation (


Commitment to Growth

At GivenHansco, we will continue to supply the best products and services the industry has ever seen. As part of our commitment to growth, we are pleased to announce that Sherman Kelchner has joined our team as the new Manager of Batch Operations. Sherman has 20 years of experience in the construction materials industry. He not only brings management experience, but field knowledge from installing batch control systems world-wide.

As Manager of Batch Operations, Sherman is responsible for the overall leadership of the batch department and staff. He will lead our efforts in the following areas:

  • Ensuring consistent, problem-free Keystone Batch installations.
  • Offering unparalleled customer support and service.
  • Delivering the highest quality Keystone Batch products.

We are excited that he has brought his experience and insight to GivenHansco. Welcome, Sherman! 

Come see us at the World of Concrete!

Be sure to stop by the GivenHansco booth (North Hall #757) while you’re at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas next week. Mike, Ron, Don, Mark, Craig and Brett will be demonstrating our latest products and previewing some exciting new features still in development.

Two of our newest modules available for Keystone Accounting include Document Imaging and Enhanced Financial Reporting.

Keystone Document Imaging lets you scan and save your documents using a world class image recognition engine from KOFAX. Your documents are then easily accessible through KEYSTONE. There is no switching between programs, and it’s easy to view, print, or email documents with just a click!

Keystone Enhanced Financial Reporting (EFR) allows you to create boardroom-quality, customized financial reports in Microsoft® Excel, quickly and accurately – with no re-keying! Keystone EFR delivers integration with F9, a powerful, easy-to-use financial reporting tool that dynamically links General Ledger data to Microsoft® Excel.

We’ll be previewing some exciting new products at the show as well, including a new streamlined batch panel, a Purchase Order module for Accounting and a web-based Management Information Dashboard.

The new Keystone batch panel has a more streamlined look and feel to it, while still keeping its simplicity and use of non-proprietary parts. The new design allows for users to decide if they want a physical manual panel or a soft (PC driven) manual panel.

The Keystone Purchase Order module allows entry and printing of Purchase Order forms and incoming product receipts. Receipts may be associated with a Purchase Order but do not need to be. Receipts are linked to an A/P Invoice during vouchering for automatic inventory and General Ledger updating.

Our upcoming web-based Management Information Dashboard is in the early stages of development. We’ll be previewing a very simple version and accepting ideas for information you’d like to see on the dashboard.

Visit our web site at for more information about Keystone.