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Ozinga Merry Mixer: 20,000 LED lights, 2 speakers, 1 holiday playlist

Participants in northern Illinois and Indiana town gatherings and community events have seen the concrete mixer truck in a cheerful light this holiday season thanks to Ozinga Ready Mix Inc., Mokena, Ill.

The industry’s largest independent operator tapped team members from multiple departments for the Merry Mixer: A 2017 Kenworth T800-mounted, McNeilus Bridgemaster outfitted with 20,000-plus LED lights and two 250-watt outdoor speakers broadcasting Christmas music channeled through a 400-watt amplifier. Spread across the hood, grille, fenders and drum, the lights operate in tune-driven sequences.

The Merry Mixer debuted at the Mokena Parade of Lights, near Ozinga RMC headquarters, and has made its way to holiday season observances throughout Illinois and Indiana. The producer has worked with local organizations to dispatch the truck to those especially in need of holiday cheer, posting scheduled appearances at www.ozinga.com/merrymixer.