Air compressor


A single-stage, oil-injected rotary screw type portable air compressor, the XAS 950 is powered by a liquid-cooled six-cylinder turbocharged Caterpillar C7.1 Tier 4 Final diesel engine, and offers what product engineers note are simplified maintenance and cost savings by putting the operator in control. Featuring new pressure adjusted through cognitive electronics (PACE) technology, the model matches engine speed, power, and torque, with air demand, resulting in 15-20 percent fuel savings. Additionally, PACE increases the operating range with the ability to cover multiple applications on a single compressor, increasing the unit’s versatility.

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Lehigh Cement Co. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lehigh Hanson Inc., has promoted Quentin McGahey from Mitchell, Ind., plant manager to vice president, Cement Operations Northeast, based in Allentown, Pa. Succeeding him in Indiana is Jerry Miller, elevated from assistant plant manager.

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Sika Corp. dedicated an admixture and mortar production facility near Houston late last year. Geared to Texas and Southwest markets, the plant is the company’s 22nd in the U.S. and equipped for production of polymers central to high performance admixtures.

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Poke vibrators

45 Atlas 150

Electric-powered Smart models have a radius of action 12 times the diameter of the poker heads rather than the standard 10, equipping them to work faster to remove air in fresh concrete. They are available with 1-7/8-in. and 2-3/16-in. poker heads. Their radii of action enables work in areas as large as 22 inches in diameter, which minimizes the number of dips. The pokers also operate with high centrifugal force and amplitude to provide as many as 12,000 vibrations per minute.

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MANUFACTURERS – November 2014


Command Alkon has promoted Gustavo Vargas to vice president. Over 16-plus years, he has served as sales manager, account manager, director of Strategic Marketing, and currently leads the MOBILEconnect division, with additional responsibility for Command Alkon’s Brazilian operations. Vargas holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering.

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