High-visibility hoodies

The new RLPH1 Series of lightweight pullover hoodies combine sun protection with lightweight moisture-wicking fabric to keep workers well protected and cool. The RLPH1 pullover hoodie is available in small to 5XL sizes and high-visibility yellow or orange, plus dark gray. The two former colors allow workers to be clearly visible by others around them during the day as well…

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Truck back-up sensor

Manufacturer’s Ultrasonic Back-Up Sensor Kit can be retrofitted to, or incorporated as OEM option, for virtually any commercial truck or off-highway vehicle. It sounds an audible alarm when the vehicle comes within 10 feet of an object, then beeps faster as the driver or operator gets closer to the obstacle. The kit can also be customized for specific distance intervals…

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Digital appraisal service reveals motor energy saving opportunities

A new service is enabling industrial operators to maximize energy efficiency and boost sustainability by identifying motor-driven equipment in their facilities with the best energy-saving potential. The ABB Ability Digital Powertrain Energy Appraisal service draws on data measured from fleets of digitally connected electric motors and variable frequency drives to show where and how much energy can be saved by…

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Digitizing production and QC: Nothing to lose, and so much to gain

Optimizing the production side of ready mix operations reduces cost, manual processes, carbon emissions, and wasted human potential The production side of the ready mix industry has traditionally consisted of many manual processes. Think about your own operation: Do your batch operators sit behind a screen from the time they arrive at the plant until it is time to go…

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Western Star plays its extra safe and driver friendly in X-Series third act

Western Star Truck Sales Inc. consummates its X-Series “Trilogy of Tough” with this month’s on-highway 57X reveal, building on sister brand Detroit technology, safety and powertrain features that underpin the on/off-highway 49X and 47X models unveiled in 2020 and 2021. Available in a day cab plus two long-haul versions, the 57X bears hardware and software designed to protect the driver,…

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Meta Mix Model

Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete proves ideal partner as Facebook operator applies artificial intelligence to low-carbon mix designs The spotlight on buildings’ life cycle carbon dioxide emissions is driving recognition of Environmental Product Declaration-defined Product, Construction Process, Use and End-of-Life Stage benchmarks. After methodically lowering the Use Stage CO2 factor for its 14 operational, energy-intensive data centers in North America, Silicon…

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MANUFACTURERS – August 2022

Topwerk America has announced the year-end retirement of Topwerk Services President Gudrun Hess. She will assist in a transition to successor Scott Russell, elevated from his post as North American sales director for Prinzing Pfeiffer, Topwerk Group member. Gudrun Hess formed Hess Machinery Canada in 1981, focusing on North American market development for Germany’s Hess Maschinenfabrik. Since 2013, she has…

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ORGANIZATIONS – August 2022

The National Steering Committee (NSC) behind the five Concrete Industry Management four-year degree programs has named 2022 officers: Executive Director Rex Cottle (retired, Trinity Industries); Chairman Karl H. Watson Jr. (7W Capital); Vice Chairman Steven Cox (Command Alkon); Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher (National Ready Mixed Concrete Association); and, Immediate Past Chairman Mike Schneider (Baker Concrete). Officers also serve on the NSC…

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PRODUCERS – August 202

Vulcan Materials Co. has elected Lydia Kennard to its 12-member Board of Directors, where she will serve on the Audit and Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs committees. She is chief executive officer of KDG Construction Consulting, a provider of construction management services for public infrastructure projects, and Quality Engineering Solutions, a full-service pavement engineering and construction inspection firm. Kennard also…

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Liebherr LCA study: Technology neutrality best emissions reduction course

In order to achieve the international objectives surrounding projected global warming trends through 2100, climate change observers contend, economies worldwide must reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions significantly in all sectors. Recognizing how emissions discipline applies to the construction industry, Germany’s Liebherr Group is working on new, efficient drive concepts for its concrete delivery and earthmoving equipment. The manufacturer enlisted…

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