World of Concrete 2015

GivenHansco is exhibiting at Booth N1019 in the North Hall Producer Center. Look up to find our booth!

At this year’s World of Concrete, GivenHansco is announcing two exciting add-ons to our Keystone product line.

Designed by GivenHansco in-house from the ground up, Keystone On-Demand is written for and compatible with most iPhone/iPad and Android devices.  Rather than mimic the functionality of our desktop applications, we took great care to create an app focused on the essential tasks that mobile employees need to accomplish.  On-Demand is responsive and easy to use with a clean, modern design.  The app leverages the vast array of data from the Keystone Office Suite yet doesn’t overwhelm the user with information overload.

On-Demand opens up a new realm of streamlined customer service possibilities for today’s concrete industry.  A multitude of functions provide an immediate overview of focused information that can be leveraged from virtually anywhere including:

  • Drill-down schedule data from plant overview to ticket detail, including batch weights
  • Track truck on-job times and view live GPS map
  • View customer account balances, contacts, ticket and payment history
  • Give salesmen job site awareness that allows them to solve problems on-site

Keystone On-Demand is being touted as “The Intelligent Mobile App.”  “The key inspiration for Keystone On-Demand is to put the power of Keystone in the palm of your hand,” according to Ron Wallace, GivenHansco Vice President.  “With anytime, anywhere access to critical information, producers gain the power to serve their customers in a newly effective and efficient manner.”

Designed by GivenHansco in-house from the ground up, Keystone FX allows ready-mix producers to pull vital data from the Keystone Accounting and Dispatch suite, and dynamically link data to Microsoft® Excel to create convenient, customized, and reliable reports.

This unique, industry specific financial reporting suite takes advantage of data from the user’s entire operation−combining all levels of data into Excel templates for flexible report productivity.  Keystone FX is a simple, yet sophisticated tool for making customized financial statements and balance sheets.  In addition, FX simplifies the creation of reports on the whole Keystone suite including: general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, sales, and dispatch.  Starting with pre-built templates, Keystone users simply hit the ‘Create Report’ button and reports are quickly created and opened in Excel.  By leveraging in-house Excel expertise reports can be customized and extra features such as charts and pivot tables can be quickly added based on their desired parameters.

A myriad of Keystone financial and operational data can be leveraged into customized FX reports including:

  • Flexibility to present actual and budget amounts for any period 
  • Leverage Excel formulas to create period to period or budget to period comparisons 
  • Multi-month / Multi-year reports and analysis for any amount or year 
  • Unlimited number of plant, divisional, and consolidated reports 
  • Compare financial amounts against unit quantities such as sales quantities and payroll hours  
  • Customized schedules and sub reports for field managers
  • Alternative presentation profiles featuring owner’s views, manager’s views, etc.
  • Group and rearrange accounts (subtotals can be added anywhere) 

Keystone FX is being touted as “The Streamlined Reporting Solution”. According to Craig Hanson, GivenHansco’s Vice President, “Our design platform was inspired by input from customers who were frustrated by the limitations and cost constraints of non-industry specific competing tools. The goal was to streamline the spreadsheet format to leverage Keystone’s comprehensive financial and operational data into a reliable, flexible, and hassle-free reporting platform.”

To see Keystone On-Demand and Keystone FX in action, visit us at the World of Concrete 2015!

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!