Concrete A I(nnovation)

Concrete mix technology is demanding and, all too often, thankless. We ask our people to guarantee the structural integrity of the design and minimize costs despite the host of bad things that can happen with mix components and transit. When things go right, our folks are invisible. Yet when things go wrong, they are the first to bear the brunt…

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How the Pandemic Changed Ready-Mix: A Look Back

BY VICTORIA K. SICARAS Although not completely on the other side of the pandemic, we each have our own set of lessons learned since March 2020. Like many in the ready-mix industry, the Martin Marietta Rocky Mountain Ready Mix District’s journey to a new normal began when office employees faced a transition from working on premises to working at home, virtually…

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Back to the future for precast

Producers embrace technology to strengthen core values of safety and service To understand the implications of technology for concrete pipe and precast producers, let’s start with Michael J. Fox and Jamie Tremain, vice president and general manager of Inland Pipe/Ocean Pipe affiliates of Lehigh Hanson in Canada. Both are from Western Canada, and Tremain started his career in 1985 at…

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