Capital Ready Mix Concrete recently opened a second plant and new flagship on a site bordering Pittsboro, N.C., strategic to work in the Research Triangle, so named for the nearby Duke University, Durham; N.C. State University, Raleigh; and, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Anchoring the operation is a CEI Fusion batch plant, engineered to weigh and convey optimal coarse and fine aggregate blends to meet target design strengths without excess cement volumes.Read More
Sources: Astec Industries Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.; CP staff
Astec has acquired the assets of concrete batch plant manufacturer RexCon LLC, Burlington, Wis., in a $26 million cash transaction. A key player in central mixed equipment, RexCon becomes a sister operation of Albuquerque, N.M.-based CEI Enterprises, which has built a transit mixed equipment line under the Fusion banner.Read More
CEI Enterprises has begun showing customers and prospects the first working model of its Fusion transit mixed plant, staged at its Albuquerque headquarters.Read More
The Fusion Hybrid-Process plant brings to ready mixed concrete production what CEI Enterprises characterizies as precision coarse-aggregate blending to curtail voids and enable mix designs of lower, more optimized cement dosages. A multi-bin blending unit at the plant’s core holds up to four grades of coarse aggregate in individual feeder bins. Each has its own conveyor to feed measured amounts of a certain aggregate onto a full-length collecting conveyor below.