Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala., has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Trimble Construction Logistics business, whose technology equips ready mixed concrete and aggregates delivery managers to track, schedule and route their mixer and dump truck fleets. Trimble CL hardware and software afford automated real-time vehicle location and status, turn-by-turn navigation, monitoring and diagnostics, as well as business analytics and…Read More
To address an industry education void attributable to the cancellation of last month’s Hardscape North America gathering, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has developed a 10-hour virtual event, with 42 interactive sessions around Business, Installation and Marketing & Sales learning tracks. The January 26-27 program will expand HNA’s educational opportunities beyond traditional in-person classrooms to a much wider international online…Read More
SiteOne Landscape Supply of Roswell, Ga., has gained a deeper foothold in Canada through the acquisition of Burnco Landscape Centres Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta-based Burnco Rock Products Ltd. The business serves Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan from 12 locations, and will continue to operate with long-time president Morgan Martel at the helm.Read More
A new Innovation Center at Dayton Superior Corp.’s headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, spans product showroom (below), chemical research (shown here at right) and engineering (facing page, bottom) laboratories; product testing and prototyping equipment; and, contemporary training areas. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility is oriented around these business segments and functions:Read More
The fourth World Crane and Transport Summit, November 12-13 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, will feature nearly 20 presentations from top industry figures, led by Jim Wiethorn, principal engineer at Haag Engineering and U.S. crane and rigging industry veteran. He will outline findings of his firm’s recently released “Crane Accidents: A Study of Causes and Trends to Create a Safer Work Environment, 1983-2013.”Read More
Directors, staff, industry partners and community members recently gathered at Besser Co. world headquarters in Alpena, Mich., to celebrate the 110th anniversary of a company Jesse Besser—developer of one of the first hand-tamp block machines—founded at the dawn of the U.S. cement industry.
San Antonio-based Simem America has named Greg Viland national sales manager, responsible for the NAFTA region. A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Industrial Engineering, he started his career in 1990 with Master Builders Technologies and has been in the concrete industry since.Read More
A proposed ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean water initiatives.Read More
Aiming to eclipse a record $810,000 grossed earlier this year, organizers of the 10th annual auction benefitting Concrete Industry Management undergraduate and graduate degree programs are soliciting equipment, material, travel and sports entertainment package donations for silent, online and live bidding. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will conduct the event at the Las Vegas Convention Center on February 4—World of Concrete 2015 day two.Read More
The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting through month’s end entries for its 33rd Annual Concrete Design Awards, showcasing the best examples of cast-in-place concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). WRMCA, County Materials Corp. and the Wisconsin Chapter of ACI International are cosponsoring the awards program, with entries judged by a panel of educators and construction professionals.