ACM AirFlow spacer stands between paver or block layers and damage

ACM Chemistries’ latest ColorScape offering for concrete paver and building or block wall units is measured by the cup and produced in shapes that spread without rolling or stacking. AirFlow Layer Spacer Beads prevent scratching and abrasive action across unit masonry layers, including ones where paver or block surface textures are up to 2 mm. The beads hold concrete masonry…

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Pumping contractor proves engineered cribbing’s mettle

AJ’s Concrete Pumping, a division of Sutherland Concrete in Vancouver, B.C., was looking for an engineered cribbing solution to add height when operating in unlevel or other demanding conditions, and one that would stand up to the company’s stringent safety standards. It found the answer in Dica ProStack Pyramid Lock Cribbing blocks, which provide 6 inches of height per stacked…

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PLACING EQUIPMENT

A survey of the latest offerings from mixer truck-mounted conveyors. ROTABELT  Manufacturer credits the quality components and strong industrial experience behind its namesake mixer truck-mounted conveyor series as key to ensuring producers “profitability, performance and reliability while delivering concrete on site.” RotaBELT models reach from 42 feet to 57 feet with standard, single telescopic, double telescopic, or the Rotating Chute—the…

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MATURING MONITORING SENSORS

A survey of wireless devices and software for tracking in-field concrete temperature and strength development COMMAND Center The COMMAND Center concrete temperature and maturity system is used to measure and log concrete temperature history, calculate maturity, and evaluate in-place strength. COMMAND Center’s fully autonomous data collection option allows producers, builders, subcontractors, testing firms, owners or owner agencies, engineers, and architects to…

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Owens Corning banks reinforcing value, Buy America terms through Mateenbar

Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions (OCIS) dispatched the first load of domestically produced Mateenbar Fiberglas Rebar in April to the site of an Ohio Department of Transportation project: the Industrial Drive Bridge, Henry County. OCIS is the exclusive North American distributor of the FRP product from Mateenbar USA’s new 130,000-sq.-ft. plant in Concord, N.C. The facility fabricates the lightweight, corrosion resistant…

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Stubbe’s Precast: Expediting mix delivery, maximizing profits

Founded nearly 40 years ago as a designer and producer of concrete hog feeders, Ontario-based Stubbe’s Precast has been a mainstay in commercial and residential construction markets for the last two decades. The producer has enjoyed continuous growth in the industry, leveraging innovation to diversify and expand its portfolio to offer total precast structures.

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HammerTek deflection elbows end blowouts for packaged materials producer

Sealmaster of Allentown, Pa. packages and ships pavement maintenance products to 50-plus countries through more than 100 distribution centers in North America and Asia. Its headquarters plant uses silica sand as a filler to improve durability and add skid resistance to pavement sealers. The 60 mesh (250 micron) sand arrives by pneumatic truck trailer equipped with a 1,000-cfm blower. A…

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Technology developer to fleet owners: Are you reclaiming fuel taxes?

Last year saw ready mixed concrete producers adopt paperless documentation for common procedures in a big way. Many such measures were focused on customer service activities and quality control, yet officials from Florida-based Link2Pump suggest it might be time to extend paperless documentation to a fleet fueling system.

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