bauma 2016 spurs ‘new impulses for color in construction’

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Cologne, Germany-based Lanxess AG is demonstrating how inorganic pigments can add remarkable and lasting color to infrastructure and architecture at the bauma 2016 trade fair. Together with distributor Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH, the specialty chemicals company and parent of Pittsburgh-based Lanxess Corp. is exhibiting premium inorganic pigments at the international trade show, staged April 11-17 in Munich.

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Jonel programs mobile device-ready, sales force analytics tool

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Jonel Engineering has designed its latest cloud-based sales force analytics tool, Sales Insight, exclusively for ready mixed and aggregate producers. The application harnesses mobile computing power enabling sales teams to score more wins and attract new business opportunities. Bidding, pipeline tracking, and forecasting functions are tightly coupled with powerful analytics tools that quickly identify key market trends impacting service levels and overall customer performance.

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Trimble connects auto-status technology with Android platform for mixer fleets

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TrimFleet Mobile Connect for ready mixed concrete operations is an extension of Trimble Construction Logistics Division’s TrimFleet Mobile software suite, wirelessly connected to the TVG850 telematics device. Announced at World of Concrete 2016, Mobile Connect is the first Android-based application to provide auto-status technology throughout the ready mixed delivery cycle.

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RoMix optimizes dissolving agent dosage with timed, pre-set volume dispensing

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The developer of Back-Set, an alternative to acid for cleaning hardened cement paste from concrete fleet and plant equipment, has added the Mega 360 Air Foamer Push Button Timed Unit. An air operated dispenser, it functions like the existing Mega 360 Foamer but allows operators to set a spray run time, eliminating excess Back-Set use. If an operator dials a two-minute cycle, for example, the cleaning foam flows for that interval upon the push of a button.

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Front Line Excellence

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 20th Ready Mixed Concrete Driver of the Year program recognizes four industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees across the country. The NRMCA Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh candidates’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an on- or off-road accident, and colleague or customer testimonials.

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DOT considers rulemaking to address sleep apnea-prone truck drivers

Per National Transportation Safety Board recommendation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking through June 8 public input on the impacts of screening, evaluating and treating commercial motor vehicle drivers for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The agency poses 20 questions it deems will provide the necessary information before determining whether or not to pursue a proposed rule.

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