TRUCKS & COMPONENTS

Our annual roundup of innovations from heavy-duty OEM, body builders and niche manufacturers serving mixer, dump, tanker and flatbed fleets. REMORA | TRUCK EXHAUST CO2 CAPTURE Pittsburgh-based flatbed fleet JLE Industries plans a 90-day pilot for a truck frame-mounted tank assembly that filters and isolates tailpipe carbon dioxide. Tanks capture up to 80 percent of the CO2, which represents about…

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Coastal Dispatch

Exorbitant land costs, NIMBY (not in my back yard) undercurrents, and a thick extra layer of plant approval or permitting measures hamper concrete plant development or upgrades along much of the California coast. No stranger to new construction or site improvement challenges, Half Moon Bay (HMB) Building and Garden Inc. has raised ready mixed production capabilities by reconfiguring a third…

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Safety Always

Best in class performance nets Texas ready mixed and aggregate operator preferential treatment at insurance policy renewal time This past year has been extremely difficult for industry producers aiming to control insurance costs, with many experiencing dramatic increases in premium renewals and coverage. Umbrella policy spikes of 100 percent to 400 percent have not been not uncommon.  Then there’s Permian…

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Front Line Excellence

The 26th Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year program recognizes three industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh their competence, driving skills, safety records, and colleague or customer testimonials.  The NRMCA Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau will present checks…

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Well Governed

A visit with 2022 NRMCA Chairman John Holliday The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association annual convention in San Antonio this month will build on momentum from the fall 2021 ConcreteWorks Conference and Expo, the group’s first major in-person gathering in 18 months. Incoming Chairman John F. Holliday, chief executive officer and third generation principal of Holliday Rock Co., is set…

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Premier Package

Oldcastle APG makes major capital investment in bagging plant along Charlotte-Atlanta corridor By Don Marsh Significant capital investments made by Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, have timed well with strong 2020-2022 building activity. On the heels of a similar investment in Austin, Texas, the provider of integrated outdoor living solutions finalized its most recent big-ticket investment in the last year:…

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Investing in the future

A visit with 2021-22 National Precast Concrete Association Chairman of the Board Mark Wieser By Josephine Patterson Mark Wieser, vice president of Wieser Concrete Products in Maiden Rock, Wis., grew up in the precast industry—and by extension the National Precast Concrete Association. In fact, his father Joe held the pivotal role of association chairman in 1985-86, while his older brother…

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The Power of Choice

How leading producers are influencing the fate of the technology they use. By Victoria K. Sicaras With so many technology options available these days, end users expect a lot from their software providers. This is especially true in the concrete industry, a niche market that requires specialized solutions and on-demand user support. Yet even in an increasingly digital world, many…

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Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association honors 12 plants in the 2021 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The NRMCA Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee recognizes producers for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound workplace safety and pollution prevention practices. Now in its 26th year, the awards program salutes operators who surpass permit compliance requirements and demonstrate a commitment…

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