Remote waterfall passage bears on Sakrete foundation

Spanning more than 500,000 acres of hardwood trees, whitewater rivers and tumbling waterfalls, Pisgah National Forest in Old Fort, N.C. offers thousands of visitors and hikers annually miles of trails and access to Catawba Falls, framed by picturesque Appalachian scenery. Originally, the 100-ft. waterfall was only accessible by rock-hopping across the Catawba River. Although typically low enough for Catawba Falls-bound…

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Sweat-soaking hard hat liners

Mindful of conditions in construction and plant settings subject to seasonal heat, the company has developed disposable hard hat liners to absorb sweat instantly while preventing odors, stains, acne and the constant need to stop and wipe up with a towel or a shirt sleeve. NoSweat thin liners offer a universal fit in all brands and makes of hard hats…

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GE-branded PPE

Panama-based Caco Abbo International has become the Americas’ exclusive licensee to develop personal protective equipment under the GE brand. Offerings will include head, face, arm, eye, hearing, respiratory and fall protection as well as high visibility workwear.  “This partnership represents the pinnacle of our work and experience in creating and distributing top brands,” says Caco Abbo Intl. CEO Joel Abbo.…

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Sysdyne Pioneer platform raises batch control to the cloud

Sources: Sysdyne Technologies, Stamford, Conn.; CP staff Sysdyne Technologies presents its latest tool for ready mixed concrete producers, Pioneer Cloud Batch, as the first cloud-native concrete batch control system. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2021 as an alternative to traditional, local computer-hosted solutions, the platform brings batch software online and makes loading, weighing and mixer truck charging sequences visible to…

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Cut-resistant, lightweight gloves

The D-ROC AeroDex GPD482 18-gauge polyurethane coated work glove offers ANSI Level A4 cut protection. At half the weight of comparable materials, AeroDex allows workers to perform jobs that require extreme tactile sensitivity like manipulating small parts without removing their gloves, and is also touchscreen compatible to maintain safety while users operate electronic devices. The material is specially engineered to…

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Mixer- and dump-ready T480 leads new Kenworth Medium Duty Series

As a smaller companion to its T880 flagship model for construction materials delivery, Kenworth Truck has added a light Class 8 vehicle. The T480’s 107.5-in. or 109.5-in. bumper to back of cab length nets concrete mixer or dump packages for operators in urban markets or other environments where site conditions necessitate tight turning radius capability. Like companion Class 5-7 models…

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Pumping contractor proves engineered cribbing’s mettle

AJ’s Concrete Pumping, a division of Sutherland Concrete in Vancouver, B.C., was looking for an engineered cribbing solution to add height when operating in unlevel or other demanding conditions, and one that would stand up to the company’s stringent safety standards. It found the answer in Dica ProStack Pyramid Lock Cribbing blocks, which provide 6 inches of height per stacked…

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PLACING EQUIPMENT

A survey of the latest offerings from mixer truck-mounted conveyors. ROTABELT  Manufacturer credits the quality components and strong industrial experience behind its namesake mixer truck-mounted conveyor series as key to ensuring producers “profitability, performance and reliability while delivering concrete on site.” RotaBELT models reach from 42 feet to 57 feet with standard, single telescopic, double telescopic, or the Rotating Chute—the…

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Sensors, software-rich platform automates concrete data collection

A new, fully autonomous data collection option has joined the company’s concrete slab or structure temperature and maturity monitoring system. With Command Center AutoCollect, producers, builders, subcontractors, testing firms, owners or owner agencies, engineers and architects can measure and log concrete temperature history, calculate maturity, and evaluate in-place strength while away from the jobsite. By removing the necessity of on-site…

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MATURING MONITORING SENSORS

A survey of wireless devices and software for tracking in-field concrete temperature and strength development Con-Cure  Company’s Internet of Things-based NEX temperature and maturity monitoring system puts actionable data in every user’s hands in real-time. Producers, quality control managers, engineers, foremen and others monitoring concrete pours can connect with NEX from anywhere.  Whether remotely monitoring a single sensor or a…

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