Command Alkon eyes automation, AI prospects in Marcotte Systems deal

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Command Alkon has acquired Quebec-based Marcotte Systems, noting how the combined companies’ expertise and talents will propel heavy building materials plant automation and production optimization, plus cloud applications and artificial intelligence developments for concrete, aggregate, asphalt, cement, bulk hauling and construction interests.

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UberEat’s Secret? Infuse Convenience into the Experience

By M. Brinker, W. Ripple The way people buy and sell goods has changed dramatically over the decades. With more and more businesses selling their products online, consumers are inclined to purchase this way. This trend is only going to continue as e-commerce becomes more prevalent and as the demographics of the population changes. Millennials and Gen Z have been…

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Master Builders tool extracts value from rich concrete order data stream

Master Builders Solutions dubs its new MasterAtlas Software as a Service offering “the construction industry’s first virtual concrete assistant.” The application integrates data from multiple sources, including batch plant controls, GPS positions and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, into a singular platform for monitoring concrete production—independent of a producer’s existing sensors or monitoring tools. Combined with data analysis, MasterAtlas creates…

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Command Alkon rounds out senior leadership team with three appointments

Continuing a senior leadership transition that began in 2021, Birmingham, Ala. information technology services provider Command Alkon has named John Pumpelly as chief financial officer, Brett Bertz as senior vice president of Global Professional Services, and Steve Cox as vice president of Customer Success.  “John is a proven CFO with a superior record of delivering results and creating value,” says…

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Master Builders to represent Exact concrete maturity monitoring system

Sources: Master Builders Solutions, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff Master Builders Solutions has entered into an agreement to serve as the official promoter of the cast-in-place concrete temperature and maturing monitoring, plus match curing systems of Toronto-based Exact Technology Corp. The move advances both parties’ “common goal of making the concrete industry more sustainable, efficient, and safe via game-changing technology.” The…

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Digitizing production and QC: Nothing to lose, and so much to gain

Optimizing the production side of ready mix operations reduces cost, manual processes, carbon emissions, and wasted human potential The production side of the ready mix industry has traditionally consisted of many manual processes. Think about your own operation: Do your batch operators sit behind a screen from the time they arrive at the plant until it is time to go…

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Command Alkon taps cloud to bring real-time dispatch views to the field

Command Alkon kicked off 2022 with the World of Concrete unveiling of CONNEX Dispatch, a cloud-based offering that provides heavy building materials producers’ employees, suppliers, and customers with access to receive up-to-date statuses of tickets anywhere, and at any time. CONNEX Dispatch for Ready Mix is the first milestone in the company’s pursuit of enabling cloud-based dispatch for all industry-leading…

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Command Alkon caps two-year transformation with a change at the top

Command Alkon Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Product Officer Martin Willoughby has succeeded President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Ramsey, who served at the helm for 16 of his 30 years at the Birmingham, Ala. information technology provider and will remain on the board of directors. The leadership transition would appear to conclude a momentous interval coinciding…

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Willoughby succeeds Command Alkon CEO Ramsey

Source: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Construction materials-centric IT leader Command Alkon has named Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Product Officer Martin Willoughby successor to President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Ramsey, who has served at the helm for 16 of his 30 years at the company and will remain on the board of directors.  “I…

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Command Alkon stake: HeidelbergCement’s ticket to tech leadership

Lehigh Hanson Inc. parent company HeidelbergCement AG announced late last month an agreement to take a 45 percent stake in Command Alkon, the global leader in software and information technology services for heavy building materials. San Francisco-based investor Thoma Bravo, which acquired Command Alkon in early 2020, will retain a 55 percent interest. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals,…

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