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Assembly Required

Over the second weekend of 2018, lead contractor Barton Malow Co. of Southfield, Mich., mustered 131 tradesmen at the Arlington, Texas, Hilton Garden Inn for a continuous, 6,470-yd. pour, yielding what the project team and owner dubbed the Texas Mega Slab: A 256,000-sq.-ft. expanse of 8-in. thick, steel fiber-reinforced concrete, placed and finished in under 1.5 days, at the GM Arlington Assembly Plant.

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Front Line Excellence

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 22nd Ready Mixed Concrete Driver of the Year program recognizes three industry veterans from a pool of outstanding delivery professionals. The NRMCA Safety, Environmental and Operational Excellence Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh nominees’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an accident, and colleague or customer testimonials.

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