Kenworth, Con-Tech time charity-rooted auction with ConExpo-Con/Agg

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Sources: Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash.; CP staff

Kenworth Truck, Kenworth of Central Florida and Con-Tech Manufacturing are providing a T880S-mounted BridgeKing mixer for auction on March 13, the fourth day of ConExpo-Con/Agg, Las Vegas. Proceeds will support Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minn.; Make-a-Wish of Minnesota; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and, Wounded Warrior Project. 

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Bidders raise CIM Auction proceeds to new seven-figure watermark

Sources: Concrete Industry Management program patrons; CP staff

The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program cites $1.2 million in gross revenue for its 12th annual auction, staged during World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas. “[It’s] our best ever … a tremendous success, both in terms of the value of donated items and number of attendees,” says CIM Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps (Sandler Training).

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Beck, Con-Tech, Kenworth and Mack ensure robust CIM Auction payload

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For the second year in a row, the Concrete Industry Management Auction at World of Concrete will have an equipment pool topped by two mixers, thanks to donations from Beck Industrial and Mack Trucks, plus Con-Tech Manufacturing, Kenworth Truck and Kenworth of Central Florida. Vehicle bidding will cap the CIM Auction, January 23 in Las Vegas Convention Center Room N262.

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Beck and Mack, Con-Tech and Kenworth raise CIM Auction payload

Source: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff

The Concrete Industry Management Auction at World of Concrete will have an equipment pool topped by two mixers for a second consecutive year, thanks to donations from Beck Industrial and Mack Trucks, plus Con-Tech Manufacturing, Kenworth Truck and Kenworth of Central Florida. Vehicle bidding will cap the CIM Auction, January 23 in Las Vegas Convention Center Room N262.

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MANUFACTURERS – NOVEMBER 2018

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A new thermal beneficiation technology from Charah Solutions, Louisville, Ky., improves finished fly ash quality by reducing loss on ignition, ammonia, activated carbon and moisture in raw feeds. The proprietary MP618 Multi-Process suits both wet and dry ash streams and offers these company-cited advantages over competing technologies: Lower cost profile; efficient footprint with self contained environmental controls that can be deployed in weeks versus years; and, modular design that can be scaled to market demand.

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Mack and McNeilus, Kenworth and Con-Tech power 2018 CIM Auction

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Continuing their tradition of backing Concrete Industry Management degree programs at California, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas universities, McNeilus Cos. and Mack Trucks Inc. donated the first of two 2018 CIM Auction centerpieces: A 10.5-yd. M77 transit mixer mounted on a Granite Axle Back model. The companies’ consistent support, notes CIM Auction Chairman Mike Philipps, “speaks volumes to their commitment to the concrete industry and importance they place on the CIM program.”

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Kenworth Truck, Con-Tech Mfg. add to CIM Auction fleet

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff

Kenworth Truck and Con-Tech Manufacturing will deliver the second of two anchor items up for bid in the 2018 Concrete Industry Management Auction, January 24 in Las Vegas: An 11-yd. BridgeKing mounted on a T880S model. Kenworth Truck Assistant General Manager for Sales and Marketing Kevin Baney calls the donation from his company, plus Kenworth of Central Florida, Con-Tech and other valued supplier partners, “an excellent way to support CIM’s very important program designed to develop the concrete industry’s leaders of the future.”

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Market gains augment Kenworth’s timely T880 series build out

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Kenworth Truck hosted a mid-summer gathering for concrete, equipment and trucking publications to showcase T880 series models, geared to concrete mixer, dump and other vocational market applications. Between company headquarters and a demonstration track in Kirkland and Snoqualmie, Wash., Kenworth management, marketing and engineering staff reflected on a favorable truck market outlook; customers’ embrace of the set back axle T880, well positioned after three years on the market and much on track to succeed the longstanding T800 model; solid response to the T880S, a set forward axle version introduced at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017; Paccar MX engine and powertrain components’ increasing traction among T880 and T660 series deliveries; and, two proprietary front axles joining the Paccar Powertrain program.

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TRUCKS & COMPONENTS

There’s been no shortage of product development and engineering geared to concrete and aggregate delivery vehicles since last year’s Trucks & Components feature, especially with recent World of Concrete and ConExpo-Con/Agg shows. During the latter, Trimble announced its ConnectedTablet, along with a first-of-its-kind Enterprise Recording feature for the TrimFleet Communicator, and XL Specialized Trailers showed a prototype of its new lightweight bottom dump.

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Kenworth previews set-forward front axle version of T880 workhorse

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National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2016 ConcreteWorks attendees were afforded the first formal showing of the successor to the Kenworth W900S, a longstanding model for mixer trucks running in bridge formula markets. The T880 Set-Forward Front Axle (T880S) premiered at the mid-September gathering in Nashville, and will be among Kenworth Truck’s 2017 World of Concrete and ConExpo-Con/Agg headline offerings.

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