Command Alkon extends telematics solution with Trimble CL deal

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Command Alkon has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Trimble Construction Logistics business, whose technology equips ready mixed concrete and aggregates delivery managers to track, schedule and route their mixer and dump truck fleets. Trimble CL hardware and software afford automated real-time vehicle location and status, turn-by-turn navigation, monitoring and diagnostics, as…

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Trimble improves rebar, hollowcore detailing in Tekla Structures

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The latest solutions for Trimble’s advanced Building Information Modeling and structural engineering software—Tekla Structures 2020, Tekla Structural Designer 2020 and Tekla Tedds 2020—were unveiled last month at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas. New Tekla Structures features enable efficient workflows for better productivity, increased mobility and collaboration across project teams, including:

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MANUFACTURERS – JUNE 2018

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HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc. has acquired Ludington, Mich.-based CAM Sales Inc., which manufactures reinforcement accessories plus shear steel stirrup assemblies for concrete pipe, box culverts and other utility structures, and is the North American representative for the Brecon/Bosch, Eurobend and Habermann brands of precast production components.

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MANUFACTURERS – MAY 2018

Fly ash processor and marketer Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky., has secured an exclusive agreement covering coal combustion products from the Consumers Energy J.H. Campbell complex in West Olive, Mich. It will sell the facility’s Class C fly ash to Great Lakes concrete and cement customers, and also move material through its MultiSource terminal network serving Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South, Mountain and West regions. Charah will also market the generating station’s bottom ash for such applications as Class 1A backfill, cement kiln raw feed, and lightweight aggregate or flowable fill mixtures.

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Trimble consolidates project lifecycle presence in Viewpoint deal

Source: Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif.

Trimble has announced a definitive agreement to acquire construction management software specialist Viewpoint for $1.2 billion in cash. Complementary to the e-Builder business, another recent acquisition, Viewpoint will extend Trimble’s ability to support more complete and integrated project, jobsite and business workflows across the construction lifecycle.

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MANUFACTURERS – MARCH 2018

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Clearwater, Fla.-based Kemco Systems has named Stephen Stewart as Southwest regional sales manager. Based in Colorado, he joins the water and energy technology company after 18 years in branch and regional management roles with U.S. Filter. The company notes that Stewart’s expertise and passion for providing solutions for water and wastewater needs matches its mission to provide the most efficient and highest quality systems in the industry.

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Trimble connects auto-status technology with Android platform for mixer fleets

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TrimFleet Mobile Connect for ready mixed concrete operations is an extension of Trimble Construction Logistics Division’s TrimFleet Mobile software suite, wirelessly connected to the TVG850 telematics device. Announced at World of Concrete 2016, Mobile Connect is the first Android-based application to provide auto-status technology throughout the ready mixed delivery cycle.

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Tekla transitions to Trimble brand

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Tekla Corp. is adopting the parent company Trimble brand, effective this month. Trimble acquired Tekla in 2011 and the transition reflects both the evolution of Trimble as well as its vision for the future, company officials note. Since the acquisition, Trimble and Tekla have eyed transforming the building lifecycle through advanced, accessible and intuitive technologies and driving increased collaboration across the industry.

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