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Salt River unearths additional 300K/year Class F ash processing potential

Sources: Salt River Materials Group, Phoenix; CP staff

One of the West's principal Class F fly ash sources continues to build out processing and blending capacity in response to diminished supplies of the material stemming from coal-fired power generating station retirements. 

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Virtual elements underpin 2020 Concrete Pipe Week

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas; CP staff

Accepting the limitations of customary Concrete Pipe Week in-person activities—plant tours, employee appreciation events, plus engagement with federal, state or local officials—the American Concrete Pipe Association has scheduled online presentations for the August 16-22 observance. The group will convey the value proposition of rigid, robust drainage infrastructure through these Monday-Friday presentations and webinars, live or on-demand:

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Stephens to produce, promote DrumBlaster mixer truck cleaning equipment

Sources: Stephens Mfg., Tompkinsville, Ky.; CP staff

Stephens Mfg. will manufacture, service and market the DrumBlaster Daily Washout System in North America under a new agreement with the equipment's Brisbane, Australia developer. Through a small control booth and telescoping, nozzle-tipped wand, the system automates rear or front discharge mixer truck drum cleaning, typically in five-minute cycles, and can reduce material build up on fins up to 85 percent compared to conventional washout routines. North American DrumBlaster installations since the system's 2017 market premier include sites running Stephens batch plants. 

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BMH Systems arrives in Astec portfolio, alongside Con-E-Co, Rexcon

Source: Astec Industries, Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Astec Industries has acquired Montreal-based BMH Systems, Inc., a concrete plant equipment manufacturer best known for the RollMaster reversing mixer drum. BMH product integration, Astec officials note, provides a comprehensive concrete plant offering in North America, enhances engineering expertise, creates cost synergy opportunities, and delivers a strong platform for Canadian market development.

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McNeilus mixer truck building shifts to Oshkosh, London plants

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

McNeilus has confirmed plans for a phased, second half move of concrete mixer truck building from its Minnesota flagship to sister Oshkosh Corp. and London Machinery plants in Wisconsin and Ontario.

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