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Ready mixed producers assist artificial intelligence-fed quality control

Sources: Giatec Scientific Inc., Ottawa; CP staff

Central Concrete Supply Co. of California, Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida and Stoneway Concrete of Seattle have provided mix data used to train an artificial intelligence program, Roxi, to detect possible errors in batch proportions and slab or structure maturity calibrations. 

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PCI-certified plants close in on structural fabricator accreditation

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and International Accreditation Service (IAS) have completed a cooperation agreement that will enable Institute members to apply their PCI plant certification toward IAS approved structural fabricator accreditation, in accordance with the IAS AC157 program. 

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Vulcan Materials, U.S. Concrete directors bring UPS, logistics bandwidth

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.; U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

United Parcel Service President, U.S. Operations George Willis has been elected to the 11-member Vulcan Materials board and will serve on the Audit and Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs committees. "George has demonstrated exceptional leadership in his over 35-year career with UPS. His extensive experience with operations and logistics in a complex global business environment will provide us with invaluable insight on matters critical to our business," says Vulcan Chairman Tom Hill. 

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McNeilus adds on-board admixture dosing to mixer controls platform

Sources: McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Dodge Center, Minn.; CP staff

In a follow up to the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 unveiling of the FLEX Controls Package for critical mixer functions, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing returned to Las Vegas this year with a host of new telematics-enhanced features, topped by an on-board admixture dosing system. The two-piece Admix Add was upfitted on the company’s most prominent 2020 show vehicle, a Mack Granite-mounted Bridgemaster parked front and center at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall entry.

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Rebar crew organizing opportunity eludes territorial Iron Workers

Sources: National Labor Relations Board; CP staff

A National Labor Relations Board official has dismissed an International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Philadelphia Council petition to conduct a representation election for a proposed bargaining unit under Ohio-based rebar placement specialist R&R Steel LLC.

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