Sources: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.; CP staff
Caterpillar has made initial deliveries of the CT681, first shown at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 earlier this year, with late-third quarter scheduled production on track. The set-forward axle model is a companion to the CT660, a set-back axle workhorse whose ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 debut served as the company’s Class 8 on/off-highway truck series gateway.
Sources: Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.; CP staff
The next phase of “Utilization of CO2 in High Performance Building and Infrastructure Products,” a four-year research and development project supporting commercialization of carbon dioxide-reducing cement and concrete processes, will commence with an additional $752,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff
Michael Tidwell, president of Cartersville, Ga.-based Bartow Precast, was elected to a one-year term as NPCA chairman during the group’s 2014 convention in Montreal, succeeding Brent Dezember of StructureCast, Bakersfield, Calif.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA is accepting through December 31 nominations for the 2015 Ready Mixed Concrete Driver of the Year Award, acknowledging candidates’ significant contribution to the growth and success of individual companies and the industry.