ASTM C09 revises C94 batch water accuracy target

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.  A revision reflected in the forthcoming ASTM C94/94M-21a, Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete eases batch water volume verification during the batching process. It requires water to be batched to an accuracy of ±1.5 percent of the target batch water versus two existing accuracy thresholds: batch water to ±1 percent of total mixing…

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Sysdyne Pioneer platform raises batch control to the cloud

Sources: Sysdyne Technologies, Stamford, Conn.; CP staff Sysdyne Technologies presents its latest tool for ready mixed concrete producers, Pioneer Cloud Batch, as the first cloud-native concrete batch control system. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2021 as an alternative to traditional, local computer-hosted solutions, the platform brings batch software online and makes loading, weighing and mixer truck charging sequences visible to…

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Martin Marietta blazes Pacific trail in Lehigh Hanson West deal

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, N.C.; HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff Martin Marietta will significantly boost its West Coast presence in a $2.3 billion cash deal for the bulk of Lehigh Hanson West Region operations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon. Anchoring the asset package are the Lehigh Cement Redding and Tehachapi, Calif. plants, with combined annual capacity upward of…

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Master Builders represents Command Alkon load-monitoring system

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; Master Builders Solutions, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff Master Builders Solutions has entered into an exclusive agreement with Command Alkon to be the sole third-party reseller of the COMMANDassurance in-transit concrete monitoring system for ready mixed producers in the U.S. and Canada. A drum-mounted probe at the core of system provides real-time slump, temperature and volume…

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New Enterprise enters Pennsylvania capital market in Hempt Bros. deal

Sources: New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., New Enterprise, Pa.; CP staff New Enterprise Stone & Lime has acquired all the outstanding stock of Harrisburg, Pa.-based Hempt Bros. Inc., which operates two ready mixed concrete, three aggregate and four hot mix asphalt plants, plus a heavy civil construction business. The facilities are ideally situated between the suitor’s Chambersburg and Allentown…

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Martin Ozinga III, 1950-2021

Sources: Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff Illinois’ Ozinga Bros. Inc. announced the sudden passing at home of Chairman Martin Ozinga III on the morning of April 26. “Dad was loved by many, including his family, his coworkers, customers and friends in the community. Please keep the Ozinga family in your thoughts and prayers,” said CEO Martin Ozinga IV,…

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U.S. Concrete adds northern California terminal, bulk storage site

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff U.S. Concrete has strengthened its West Region ready mixed operations through the acquisition of a cementitious materials terminal, bulk storage facility, and eight-acre parcel with access to the Port of Stockton, Calif. Port officials note that the previous owner, George Weinberger Properties, had leased the site to Boral Resources. 

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Spurlino Materials chief pens Business Bullseye guide for entrepreneurs

Sources: Amplify Publishing, Herndon, Va.; CP staff Former Ohio ready mixed producer Jim Spurlino has written Business Bullseye: Take Dead Aim and Achieve Great Success, a practical and effective guide for small- to medium-sized entities. Among the thousands of businesses launched each year, he observes, many fail at the hands of owners who lack the knowledge or focus needed to prosper. Business…

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Build with Strength Coalition underpins robust Habitat project schedule

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff In partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and affiliates, the NRMCA-aligned Build with Strength Coalition will donate ready mixed concrete for homes planned across 16 locations. With an eye to sound building methods and noncombustible material specifications, work is set to start in April on three two-bedroom projects, each of…

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