Compressed natural gas: Promising power

After a three-month trial with a handful of McNeilus Next Generation Initiatives mixer trucks, our cover story subject decided 2012 would be a turning point in fleet and fuel specifications: diesel out, natural gas in. A leader in greater Chicago and northern Indiana  ready mixed, Ozinga Brothers Inc. is now a leading catalyst for the industry’s adoption of compressed nat­ural (CNG) vehicle power (pages 22-25 ).

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RMCAO links into new social media outlets

Source: Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario, Mississauga

To extend its reach and ability to better serve the industry and members, RMCAO has begun the first wave of its social media campaign. Through the Association’s involvement with LinkedIn, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter, the industry will experience enhanced capabilities for networking, education and staying informed on RMCAO activities and events.

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RMC Foundation sets $2.3M goal for endowment-bolstering initiative

Source: RMC Research & Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md.

To cover 2013 and 2014 program funding without dipping into principal, and offset commitments to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH), the RMC Foundation has launched “Bridge the Gap.” In a quiet phase before formally announcing the campaign, it has raised $940,000 toward a roughly $2.3 million goal, with 17 companies contributing at the leadership level of $50,000 over two years (primarily 2013 and 2014).

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