Consequential deals cap a year that couldn’t end fast enough

As we closed our 2020 work schedule producing this issue, a slew of post-Thanksgiving developments quickly sealed December as the most consequential month of a year we are pleased to see in the rearview mirror. While absent CRH, HeidelbergCement, LafargeHolcim, Martin Marietta, Summit Materials, Vulcan Materials and other deal catalysts or newsmakers of the past decade, the developments warrant cement,…

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Ruckit deal delivers Command Alkon dump fleet management bandwidth

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Command Alkon is closing out an eventful 2020—new ownership plus Trimble Construction Logistics and Libra Systems acquisitions—with a deal for Ruckit Inc., an Austin, Texas-based transportation logistics platform developer. The transaction combines what officials note are comprehensive construction materials toolset and Connex platform for heavy work with digital ticketing, invoice reconciliation, and third-party…

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MANUFACTURERS – NOVEMBER 2020

Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala., has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Trimble Construction Logistics business, whose technology equips ready mixed concrete and aggregates delivery managers to track, schedule and route their mixer and dump truck fleets. Trimble CL hardware and software afford automated real-time vehicle location and status, turn-by-turn navigation, monitoring and diagnostics, as well as business analytics and…

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Libra Systems broadens Command Alkon aggregate, asphalt platform

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Command Alkon has announced a transaction under which Harleysville, Pa.-based Libra Systems Inc. becomes a wholly owned subsidiary. Libra Systems brings the construction material information technology leader new plant automation, scale ticketing, and business integration solutions geared to aggregate, asphalt and concrete producers. 

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Command Alkon extends telematics solution with Trimble CL deal

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Command Alkon has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Trimble Construction Logistics business, whose technology equips ready mixed concrete and aggregates delivery managers to track, schedule and route their mixer and dump truck fleets. Trimble CL hardware and software afford automated real-time vehicle location and status, turn-by-turn navigation, monitoring and diagnostics, as…

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Jobsite module ups productivity bar in many-to-many Command Alkon platform

On the heels of deployments involving top names in heavy civil construction, Command Alkon has released the Connex Jobsite platform to orchestrate material movements; job cost tracking, order and yield management; and, provide traceability plus quality assurance insights. Information shared digitally across construction project stakeholders boosts productivity, safety, and project outcome certainty, Connex programmers affirm.

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Dodge report: Heavy civil work outlook brighter than commercial

A Dodge Data & Analytics survey conducted with support from Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala., and three other technology partners finds that heavy civil contractors, despite Covid-19 staff and project impacts, are generally optimistic about business conditions through 2021. The sentiments of 99 heavy civil practitioners contrast with more cautious views commercial contractors expressed in companion Dodge research conducted in the second quarter.

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Command Alkon, IT partners: Heavy civil work looks better than commercial

Sources: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York; Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

A Dodge Data & Analytics survey conducted with support from Command Alkon and three other technology partners finds that heavy civil contractors, despite Covid-19 staff and project impacts, are generally optimistic about business conditions through 2021. The sentiments of 99 heavy civil practitioners surveyed from mid-April to mid-May contrast with more cautious views commercial contractors expressed in companion Dodge research. 

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Command Alkon aligns with dump fleet-geared IT specialist Ruckit

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Command Alkon has announced a partnership with Texas-based Ruckit Inc., a collaborative transportation management software provider for aggregate and asphalt dump truck fleets, with an eye to eliminating paper ticket handling, speeding invoice reconciliation, raising record-keeping precision, and enabling back-office personnel to focus on more productive tasks.

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Command Alkon, HCSS, Infotech keep drivers, contractors at social distances

Command Alkon and Sugar Land, Texas-based software provider Heavy Construction Systems Specialists are leveraging their existing program integration partnership to expand safe social distancing capabilities on jobsites. The combination of Command Alkon eTicketing Essentials and HCSS Trucking programs, available free of charge through year end, will help automate material and truck ticket collection and curtail the need for paper-based, person-to-person processes.

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