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DriveCam event recorders, coaching protocol steer TXI fleet costs south

A 2011-13 portfolio shift solidifying integrated cement and concrete positions has seen TXI expand its mixer fleet and ready mix production capacity nearly 50 percent—growing an existing market footprint more than any producer this decade. The shift has involved asset exchanges with home state peers Trinity Industries and Cemex USA, netting Dallas-based TXI an additional 250-plus mixers and tanker or dump tractors, all serving 40-plus plants across central and east Texas.

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MMC deploys TruStar infrastructure for inaugural CNG-powered mixers

Madison, Miss.-based MMC Materials Inc. has rolled out the Southeast’s first compressed natural gas-powered concrete mixer fleet, ramping up for delivery of 12 McNeilus Ngen (Next Generation Initiatives) models with the installation of a TruStar Energy Portable Fuel Station (PFS). The natural gas compressor and related infrastructure are suitably scaled to the company’s Jackson plant, where drivers conclude their work day hooking up trucks for overnight refueling.

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Fuel efficiency marks Case interim Tier IV-compliant loader

Case Construction Equipment announced the 521F wheel loader at World of Concrete in February, citing a 12 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous E-Series model, plus faster acceleration and quicker cycle times. The machine is available in standard Z-bar, extended reach and tool-carrier models, and is the latest offering in the company’s F-Series wheel loader line, which boasts premium features and industry-leading performance, productivity and efficiency.

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Ozinga Brothers more than open to GE’s CNG In A Box

The leader in compressed natural gas-fueled mixer truck operation—110 rear and front discharge vehicles to date—Ozinga Brothers Inc. has stepped up fueling infrastructure work to accelerate a fleet migration from diesel to CNG power, and support a new venture, Ozinga Energy, LLC.

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Consumers Concrete adopts fly ash-based CeraTech cement

Following success in commercially developing and marketing a line of durable and sustainable cements, CeraTech USA, LLC is now focused on building a national distribution and support network.
Consumers Concrete Corp., Michigan’s leading ready mixed concrete, block, and aggregate producer, recently became a distributor for CeraTech brands. “We are always looking for leading edge technologies,” says CEO Tom Thomas, adding that the binder fits plants already using Class C ash and proved easy to plumb through batch panels.

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