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Attendance spike leads solid World of Concrete 2015 metrics

Sources: Informa Exhibitions U.S., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Indicative of improving construction industry fortunes, this year’s World of Concrete drew nearly 56,000 registered professionals, up 15 percent over 2014 figures, and saw more than 1,450 companies exhibit across 675,000 net square feet of Las Vegas Convention Center space—100,000 square feet above the prior year. Participation in the February 2-6 gathering easily met management’s projections that this year would see the best turnout since 2008.

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Polymer-cementitious material bonding yields new BASF macrofiber

Sources: BASF Admixture Systems, Cleveland; CP staff

Following up on two major 2014 product introductions—MasterLife CRA (Crack-Reducing Admixture) 007 at World of Concrete, MasterSphere FT (Freeze-Thaw) 300 at ConExpo-Con/Agg—BASF Admixture Systems returned to Las Vegas this year with another concrete breakthrough partly attributable to its parent company’s vast well of chemistry.

 

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Telescoping mixer truck chute reaches new safety, productivity possibilities

Sources: EZExtenz, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; CP staff

EZ-150World of Concrete 2015 outdoor exhibits proved well worth the navigation for attendees eager to observe a different take on the U-shaped assembly through which hundreds of millions of cubic yards of ready mixed flow annually.

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Cemex deploys first Peterbilt 567 set-forward front axle model

Sources: Peterbilt Motors Co., Denton, Texas; CP staff

Cemex567SFFA-150Peterbilt continues the evolution of its mixer- and dump-suited workhorse with a set-forward front axle (SFFA) version, which debuted at World of Concrete 2015 toward a June production target. Equipped with a McNeilus mixer body, Paccar PX-9 engine and Allison automatic transmission, the premier Model 567 SFFA is set to join the Cemex USA fleet.

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GivenHansco programs flagship Keystone suite for mobile applications

Sources: GivenHansco, Columbus, Ohio; CP staff

Extending its charter Dispatch, Truck Tracking and Financials suite beyond the desktop, GivenHansco premiered the Keystone On-Demand Mobile App at World of Concrete 2015. Designed and written in-house, and compatible with most Apple and Android devices, it provides ready mixed concrete sales personnel, plant managers and owners live business intelligence.

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