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Wirtgen machines accelerate reinforced pavement placement

Wirtgen Group is extending its concrete pavement offerings at World of Concrete 2020 with a WPS 62i placer/spreader global debut, and North American market AutoPilot 2.0 3D control system unveiling.

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Microsoft Azure platform anchors pavement contractor’s digital makeover

Cloud service, custom application, advanced analytics, and managed enterprise service implementation specialist Sparkhound has customized mobile applications to streamline concrete or asphalt pavement project planning and business support operations for Texas-based Pavecon. From foremen providing onsite updates through smartphones or iPads, to back-office staff processing payroll in a fraction of customary time, the contractor’s paperwork has been significantly reduced while decision-makers have gained business insights through new data analytics.

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Solomon Colors sees success in patent-pending granules’ inaugural year

As a long time leader in concrete coloring agents, Solomon Colors has developed a groundbreaking method for granulating pigment. Through this innovation, the company aims to offer a high-quality granular pigment that can be used in any system, with support and capacity to satisfy high volume demand. The new granular pigment is now in use in block and paver plants around North America.

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Shell Lubricants formulates cold climate-ready Rotella T6

IThe new Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 0W-40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil suits advanced engine technologies for on- and off-road vehicles. Formulated with Triple Protection Plus technology, the API CK-4 service category product is designed to provide protection against wear, deposits and oil breakdown, and offers excellent pumpability at low operating temperatures. An exclusive low ash formulation helps protect the exhaust catalysts and particulate filters found on the latest low emission diesel vehicles. Shell Lubricants engineers especially note these T6 performance characteristics:

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Silo aeration equals production gains for Jackson Concrete

John Meyer strives for efficiency at his West Bend, Wis., ready mixed plant. He knows about concrete production after managing the open-air operation for nine years before purchasing Jackson Concrete in 2003. Four years later, he realized an ideal condition for ready mixed production in the frozen north by moving plant iron into a full enclosure.

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