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Sika senses QC measures through mixer drum hatch lens

Sources: Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; CP staff

A partnership with Connecticut-based CiDRA Concrete Systems positions Sika Corp. to offer ready mixed producers the drum-mounted, sensor-laden SMARThatch, which provides air, temperature, material volume, revolution counter and hydraulic pressure slump correlation data on in-cab display or cloud-based dashboard. 

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Maschmeyer, Ozinga, Miles pros top Mixer Driver Championship pool

Sources: CP staff; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.

Luis Martinez, an Orlando-based delivery professional for Maschmeyer Concrete Co., took the 2019 National Mixer Truck Driver Championship, staged October 5-6 in Kissimmee, Fla. during the NRMCA ConcreteWorks 2019 conference. He received a $5,000 check from NRMCA affiliate, the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, which was among 22 sponsors of an event featuring a record pool of 96 drivers tackle eight-station driving course and six-point ability challenges, plus written exam. 

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Coal Ash group counters EPA’s sprawling definition of beneficial CCR use

Sources: American Coal Ash Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) representatives are preparing to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to expand the definition of beneficial uses of coal combustion residuals (CCR) during an early-October public hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Coastal Stone, ProVia move first in veneer product certification

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

The charter operators in the NCMA Manufactured Stone Veneer Product Certification Program are Coastal Stone Co. of Denton, Md., and ProVia LLC of Sugarcreek, Ohio. Developed by members of the NCMA Manufactured Stone Veneer committee, the program recognizes precast concrete stone that meets or exceeds product standards set by producers with demonstrated quality control systems and educated plant personnel. 

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Lehigh Hanson strengthens Mid-Atlantic footprint with Keystone

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff

In a $151 million cash deal, Lehigh Hanson Inc. will acquire the 1.1 million ton per year capacity Keystone cement plant in Bath, Pa., from Giant Cement, a subsidiary of Mexico’s Elementia S.A.B. de C.V.

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