Adjust-to-grade RimRiser makes fast work of manhole component leveling

Paving or public works crew-friendly device features unique, bolt-adjusted riser technology to ease the process of leveling cast iron manhole rings, inlet frames/grates and precast concrete tops. Offered through precast concrete producers, RimRiser solutions use a patented four-bolt system that allows a single crew member to precisely level the riser to the specified grade using a standard 5/8-in. nut driver. …

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Sound carbon guidance

By Don Marsh An energy market-driven nonprofit, RMI, offers credible perspective in its just-released Concrete Solutions Guide, geared to construction interests taking stock of the carbon dioxide emissions factor behind their project materials, products and methods. Posted at www.rmi.org, the document presents specific opportunities for “a nearly ubiquitous material with a sizable climate impact” and expands on the need to…

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Sysdyne Pioneer platform raises batch control to the cloud

Sysdyne Technologies presents its latest tool for ready mixed concrete producers, Pioneer Cloud Batch, as the first cloud-native concrete batch control system. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2021 as an alternative to traditional, local computer-hosted solutions, the platform brings batch software online and makes loading, weighing and mixer truck charging sequences visible to individual or multiple users. 

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MATURING MONITORING SENSORS

A survey of wireless devices and software for tracking in-field concrete temperature and strength development COMMAND Center The COMMAND Center concrete temperature and maturity system is used to measure and log concrete temperature history, calculate maturity, and evaluate in-place strength. COMMAND Center’s fully autonomous data collection option allows producers, builders, subcontractors, testing firms, owners or owner agencies, engineers, and architects to…

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Value Tested

RMC Research & Education Foundation books 30 years of cutting-edge programs to advance the concrete industry BY JULIE GARBINI In 1991, the RMC Research & Education Foundation was founded with a modest ambition: To fund the purchase of a million-pound testing machine at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) A.H. Smith Research Laboratory in College Park, Md. Industry leaders…

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PRODUCERS – June 2021

Anderson Concrete Corp., one of Ohio’s oldest and largest ready mixed concrete producers, has named Rod Jenkins as vice president of Production, following nine years as quality control manager. He has worn many hats within the organization, beginning as a driver in 1998 and soon moving to the plant department, where he climbed the ranks from laborer and operator to…

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Afinitas unveils new structure, elevates Equipment & Automation Division’s Bühler

St. Louis-based Afinitas has aligned its concrete plant equipment, services and technologies platform into three, solution-focused business units defined by the customers and markets they serve. By grouping the HawkeyePedershaab, BFS, New Hampton Metal Fabrication, Spillman Co. and CAM Products brands, the new structure enables Afinitas to better address precast concrete producer needs with more sales, engineering, technology and customer…

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Why Covid is Pushing our Industry to the Cloud

Use Service Oriented Architecture to become the least-hassle provider and win customers. Now more than ever due to Covid, concrete producers must rely on technology to navigate the uncertain, changing future. Our own employees, and our customers, are forced to rely on remote communications with the expectation of great service and real-time information. So how do folks steeped in a…

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New Command Alkon branding conveys ‘amazing’ message

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

A reimagined brand, story and logo establish a new identity for Command Alkon and include a mantra, “Together We Build Amazing,” capturing the essence of “the why” for people across heavy building materials production. The move celebrates what management notes is “the commitment from contractors, concrete producers, raw material suppliers and haulers to drive digital transformation—marking a meaningful moment for the industry, the company, and the people who collectively build our world.”

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Louisiana terminal extends Charah Class F, C ash MultiSource network

Sources: Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky.; CP staff

The largest independent coal ash processor and marketer has added a Sulphur, La., terminal to a distribution system of multiple sourcing locations across the country, aimed at ensuring concrete producers and other customers a steady and reliable supply of Class C and Class F fly ash. The new site offers Greater Lake Charles/Sulfur Area producers Class F fly ash, and is Charah’s second barge-supplied location in southern Louisiana—alongside a LaPlace terminal serving in state, Mississippi and Alabama accounts.

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