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Carr Bros. adds up fuel savings from revolution-optimizing mixer drum control

88 Carri 150With founding-family members at the helm since 1892, Cleveland-based Carr Bros. has demonstrated a capacity to adapt to the changing nature of the concrete business, including current efforts to reduce fuel consumption. The producer recently worked with Schwing America to identify prospective savings using the manufacturer’s SMART Drum technology. The electronic wireless control system nets longer drum life, higher quality concrete, improved safety conditions, and reduced fuel consumption when measured against standard mixer trucks.

 

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Truck-mounted belt, rotating chute equal precision placement

84 Alleni 150Mindful of ready mixed concrete producers’ pursuit of differentiating their businesses through value-added services—fast, efficient mix placement, among them—Shumaker Industries has expanded its equipment portfolio with the Rotabelt T3D mixer-mounted conveyor and optional 360-degree rotating chute.

 

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Concrete Specialties ushers apilion-era Zublin machinery

42 Yarda 150Expanded capacity from asset acquisitions involving two peer operators, coupled with recession-rooted market rationalization, have positioned Evanston, Ill.-based Concrete Specialties Co. as a pipe and drainage structure leader serving northeastern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, from Milwaukee to Madison. From its Chicago home base, the family-owned operator covers a 75- to 150-mile market radius for concrete pipe, manhole and box culvert with plants in Elgin, Franklin Park and Romeoville, Ill., plus Kenosha, Wis.

 

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Metals of SRB Magnet, Spartan Sideform add to Nox-Crete chemistry

44 Titanii 150Best known in the construction industry for providing chemical solutions to concrete conditions, Nox-Crete Products Group has been named exclusive North American distributor of advanced precast forming equipment from Australia’s SRB Systems, including the Titan Precast Magnet.

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Marcotte technology enables Boulet Brothers’ output boost

52 Marcotte 150Boulet Brothers Concrete Ltd. operates ready mixed plants in Somerset and Ste. Agathe, Manitoba. With over 50 years of delivering quality product, the company is a recognized leader, but always on the lookout for ways to improve the operation, maintain superior client satisfaction, and increase profitability.

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