Astec Industries Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., has acquired Montreal-based BMH Systems, a concrete plant equipment manufacturer best known for the RollMaster reversing drum mixer. BMH product integration, Astec officials note, provides a comprehensive concrete plant offering in North America, enhances engineering expertise, creates cost synergy opportunities, and delivers a strong platform for Canadian market development. The deal was announced days after…Read More
Sources: Astec Industries Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.; CP staff
Astec Industries has closed on Blair, Neb.-based Concrete Equipment Co., adding the mainstay batch plant manufacturer to an Infrastructure Solutions group portfolio that includes peer operator Rexcon LLC. The business was acquired from Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp., where Con-E-Co had served since 2005 as a plant equipment companion to namesake and McNeilus front and rear discharge mixer truck offerings.Read More
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John Harris has joined the Besser Co. Technical Service team, bringing 25 years of hands-on block and brick production experience plus plant management skills. Based in Phoenix, he will be on the front line working to bring the latest technology and new equipment to manufactured-concrete producers.Read More
In two retrofits and two transit-to-central mixed conversions, Tracy, Calif.-based Con-E-Co dealer DHE Inc. has installed Model 12 tilt mixers at the Ameron Hawaii batch plants on Oahu and Maui islands, while also delivering a new Model 12-equipped Lo-Pro 427CM plant. The move to central mixed production at two locations was partly driven by performance requirements for a major bridge deck contract, and to address increasing demand for specialty concretes.
Sources: Concrete Equipment Co., Blair, Neb.; CP staff
In two retrofits and two transit-to-central mixed conversions, Con-E-Co dealer DHE Inc. has installed Model 12 tilt mixers at the Ameron Hawaii batch plants on Oahu and Maui islands, and also delivered a new Model 12-equipped Lo-Pro 427CM plant. The move to central mixed production at two locations was partly driven by performance requirements for a major bridge deck contract, and to address increasing demand for specialty concretes.Read More
The 2015 World of Concrete marks the debut of the Con-E-Co Lo-Pro 327S mobile batch plant, achieving what company engineers note is a new level of performance. A compact, self-erecting and self-contained model, it features an in-truss dust control system, weighed water batcher, and the Lo-Pro’s blending cement batcher and live-bottom aggregate batcher.
With an eye to equipping customers for pavement or other special contracts requiring central mixed or roller compacted concrete orders, Con-E-Co unveiled its Mobile Twin Shaft mixer at the 2014 ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas.
Set for a premier this month in Las Vegas at 2014 World of Concrete, the Lo-Pro 327D model has time- and labor-saving potential, underscored by self-erecting and self-leveling features enabling installation without a crane. The plant can be erected on steel mats, eliminating the need for concrete foundations. It features large capacity (16 yd.) aggregate weighing bins with a low 10 ft., 7 in. charging height.Read More