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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Tech ambitions drive HeidelbergCement to Command Alkon stake

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Lehigh Hanson Inc. parent company HeidelbergCement has entered 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 last year, will retain a 55 percent interest. The…

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Command Alkon investor weighs HCSS acquisition in watershed terms

Sources: Thoma Bravo, San Francisco; CP staff Sugar Land, Texas-based construction estimating, operations, and fleet management software provider HCSS has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a major technology investor that closed on Command Alkon in early 2020 and characterizes its latest construction target as “a leader and pioneer in the industry with a long…

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Forney, Command Alkon integration powers Titan Virginia’s QC

The ForneyVault integrated construction materials testing platform has recently added Command Alkon to an expanding list of software integration partners, enabling mutual customer Titan Virginia Ready-Mix LLC to link compressive strength testing machines directly to the quality control process. The Norfolk-based producer uses Command Alkon COMMANDqc software to validate ready mixed concrete quality. COMMANDqc tools manage materials, mixes, tolerances, documentation,…

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Forney, Command Alkon integration powers Titan Virginia’s QC

Sources: Forney LP, Pittsburgh; CP staff The ForneyVault integrated construction materials testing platform has recently added Command Alkon to an expanding list of software integration partners, enabling mutual customer Titan Virginia Ready-Mix, LLC to link compressive strength testing machines directly to the quality control process.

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Master Builders, Command Alkon partnership starts at mixer drum

Master Builders Solutions has entered into an exclusive agreement with Command Alkon to be the sole third-party reseller of the COMMANDassurance in-transit concrete monitoring system for ready mixed producers in the U.S. and Canada. A drum-mounted probe at the core of system provides real-time slump, temperature and volume data for site-bound concrete. COMMANDassurance takes measurements from direct mixture contact versus…

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