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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BARD, Geiger and Miles S&G principals acquire minority BCMI stake

Sources: BCMI Corp., Redmond, Wash.; CP staff A group of privately-held, family-owned concrete and construction materials producers has purchased shares of BCMI Corp., for a minority stake. New investors in the software developer, also known as the Bulk Construction Materials Initiative, include BARD Materials, Dyersville, Iowa; Geiger Ready Mix Co., Kansas City, Kan.; plus, Walt Miles and Lisa Kittilsby, principals…

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QC ahead of dispatch in technology adoption; chats beckon

Source: BCMI Corp., Bellingham, Wash.

An analysis of ready mixed producers’ leveraging of the mobile device ecosystem that has evolved since the iPhone’s 2007 debut tracks widely adopted changes in functions like quality control, gradual reshaping of dispatch methods through cloud-based platforms, and advanced chat systems fostering productive team member collaboration. BCMI Principal Craig Yeack makes his case for “Industry is perfectly poised to deploy a mobile workforce” here.

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