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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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Dayton Superior braces for key role in Tilt-Werks by TDS design

A new technology sponsorship enables Dayton Superior Corp. to provide tilt-up concrete practitioners running Tilt-Up Design Systems Tilt-Werks software with project data—from material estimates to lifting and bracing requirements, all in real time—to streamline wall design and construction. “Projects developed using Tilt-Werks will have immediate access to our services, starting with preconstruction and continuing all the way to tilt-up lifting and bracing engineering,” says Dayton Superior Director of Engineering Rick Lindstrom.

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Tires rank as key component of CSA inspections

Tires have always been a big piece of the puzzle in construction fleets, ranking among the biggest non-labor expense items business owners grapple with daily.

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Centralized pneumatic control for multiple hoists

Material handling specialist J.D. Neuhaus recently supplied a handling system comprising four of its air-operated monorail hoists. It featured a centralized pneumatic system providing common sensitive controls for lift and traverse movements of the hoists, either individual or paired, or with all four hoist units operating simultaneously.

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fleetHQ augments CSA compliance

Wingfoot and participating fleetHQ servicing dealers offer the fleetHQ Trailer Readiness program to help construction fleets comply with the CSA safety enforcement program. Trained technicians perform inspections of trailer components, including tires, and make the results available through an online, secure fleetHQ web portal and also through fleetHQ’s TVTrack tire management program.

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