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Cemex order management platform: Fast, transparent, efficient

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. ready mixed, cement and aggregate operations in the U.S. and Mexico are kicking off deployment of Cemex Go, billed as a multi-device, fully digital customer integration platform to streamline order placement, live shipment and delivery tracking, plus invoice and payment management. The platform is programmed to convey real-time, detailed information that customers need to achieve more in less time, and have more control over their businesses.

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Mack and McNeilus, Kenworth and Con-Tech power 2018 CIM Auction

Continuing their tradition of backing Concrete Industry Management degree programs at California, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas universities, McNeilus Cos. and Mack Trucks Inc. donated the first of two 2018 CIM Auction centerpieces: A 10.5-yd. M77 transit mixer mounted on a Granite Axle Back model. The companies’ consistent support, notes CIM Auction Chairman Mike Philipps, “speaks volumes to their commitment to the concrete industry and importance they place on the CIM program.”

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Quality control trumps tradition in Amerimix “Ditch the Sand Pile” campaign

An educational effort by Amerimix, the bagged product brand in Oldcastle Architectural’s Echelon Masonry portfolio, encourages block and brick building professionals to “Ditch the Sand Pile” and embrace pre-blended mortar, which can be mixed 50 percent faster and provide economic and time advantages on the jobsite compared to field mixing. The latter method requires cement and lime to be mixed with sand (usually in a pile), while eyeballing the right material combination, avoiding clumps or having the fine aggregate compromised by weather or environmental factors.

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