Carolina Sunrock vet launches driver-incentivizing Rocket Start app

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Sources: Rocket Start, Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff Manny Tejano, a fleet manager with North Carolina ready mixed and aggregate independent Carolina Sunrock, has developed a mobile device app through which mixer truck drivers can track their yard and field performance against peers, garner rewards for a job well done, and compete for top positions on a leaderboard. 

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How to Improve Business? Fix Time First

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Concrete Supply Co. uses mobile technology to streamline operations, enhance customer interaction and strengthen its bottom line

By Victoria K. Sicaras

Delivering a perishable product to jobsites whose schedules can change with the weather, among other things, involves challenges that are often beyond a concrete producer’s control. As a result, the effort to meet performance goals is a continuous balancing act. It requires the flexibility to handle a multitude of curveballs including unforeseen jobsite conditions, customer behavior and equipment issues.

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App accelerates ACI technician, inspector certification checks

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmingon Hills, Mich.

The new Verify app allows users to quickly and easily confirm American Concrete Institute-certified individuals’ status by name or certification ID number. ACI has certified 400,000-plus concrete finishers, technicians, supervisors, inspectors and managers since the 1980s, and counts more than more than 123,000 active certifications across 25-plus programs worldwide.

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Cemex adopts IBM platform for suite of transformational mobile apps

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff

Cemex plans an early-2017 release of custom apps designed in collaboration with IBM iX (Interactive Experience) and creating the “best mobile-led customer experience in the building materials supply industry.” The producer will adopt a “speed-to-market” approach—pilot project, followed by user testing, adjusting the solutions to meet the users’ needs, and then scaling apps worldwide. Among early offerings is an app enabling construction foremen to manage many aspects of their ready mixed concrete orders in real-time; field tests have commenced in several markets ahead of the global launch.  

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Hyster Co.

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A new mobile app featuring a lift truck product selector tool, detailed information on Hyster models and a dealer locator function. The app is available for Apple iOS and Android devices through iTunes and the Android Google Play Store. Along with a product selector to help customers choose the best product for their application, the app includes detailed information, technical guides, images and brochures on each Hyster lift truck model, as well as videos and brochures on the Hyster product line categories, components and other equipment features.

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