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Grace acquires RS slump-monitoring technology

Source: W.R. Grace & Co., Cambridge, Mass.

W.R. Grace & Co. has closed on the assets and associated entities of RS Solutions LLC, a West Chester, Ohio, developer of process control solutions for ready mixed concrete producers, including truck-mounted electro-mechanical devices and sensors. RS technologies measure concrete slump during delivery to job sites; they especially enable producers to monitor authorized or unauthorized addition of water—or other changes to the ready mixed as dispatched—that can compromise product quality or spur rejected loads.

In 2008, Grace Construction Products became the exclusive worldwide sales and marketing agent for the RS Verifi SMS (Slump Management System), an on-board system that measures, adjusts and documents concrete slump from the time a truck is loaded until the concrete is poured. “The acquisition will accelerate our ability to build end-to-end productivity and quality control processes for the concrete industry—by linking measurement, visibility, material science and chemical control,” says Grace Construction Products President Andrew Bonham.