MMC deploys TruStar infrastructure for inaugural CNG-powered mixers

Sources: TruStar Energy LLC, Tampa, Fla.; CP staff

Madison, Miss.-based MMC Materials Inc. has rolled out the Southeast’s first compressed natural gas-powered concrete mixer fleet, ramping up for delivery of 12 McNeilus Ngen (Next Generation Initiatives) models with the installation of a TruStar Energy Portable Fuel Station (PFS).

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PCI Foundation adds Rhode Island, S. Dakota schools to educational project roster

Source: PCI Foundation, Chicago

The PCI Foundation voted to accept proposals for two new educational projects during its June 28 Summer Meeting in Sioux Falls, S.D. Starting in fall 2013, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and South Dakota State University (SDSU) will be added to a growing list of universities that have undertaken new precast/prestressed concrete programs. This brings the total number of schools currently working with the foundation for the 2013/2014 school year to seven.

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Workshop tackles quality challenges in dry mix packaging, field handling

Source: Strategic Development Council Leading into its Technology Forum #34 in Indianapolis, SDC will host “Establishing Standards of Care for Prepackaged Powdered Materials for Use in Construction,” a September 4 workshop on quality control impacting end uses of cement-based repair products and grouts. Among issues organizers will target: unwanted chlorides inadvertently added to the cement; contamination of product from previous…

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