A triumphant dispatch along Avenue de Champs-Élysées

A Putzmeister SY408C-8FRBEV model from the Holcim Ltd. mixer fleet became a SANY Group torch bearer as the equipment manufacturer rolled into Paris for the Intermat 2024 trade fair earlier this spring. Underscoring a commitment to environmental responsibility and reducing carbon emissions in the construction industry, the mixer was one of six battery electric machines the manufacturer dispatched to the…

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ORGANIZATIONS- September 2023

In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee-based ConExpo-Con/Agg show manager, has pinpointed three forests for the planting of 139,000-plus trees—honoring each individual who attended the Las Vegas show earlier this year. Planting projects will occur over the next several months, with a primary focus in priority reforestation sites or regions:  For the past 50…

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BulkSource delivers construction materials producers data intelligence through open technology platform

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 offered a preview of data science methods destined to improve construction materials production and delivery profits. By capturing a groundswell of plant and fleet inputs from signals, sensors, production logs, and order or ticket files, a new class of information technology specialists demonstrated algorithms or programs greatly extending the dashboard and business intelligence tools accompanying current software suites.…

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U.S. equipment manufacturers resume traditional trajectories

The latest Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) economic impact report on member output, released just ahead of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023, highlights the industry’s return to growth following the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. Prepared by the S&P Global Market Intelligence Team, it details construction, mining and agriculture equipment manufacturer deliverables. Authors especially note how the equipment manufacturing industry:  Supports 2.35 million…

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Analytics, batteries, CO2, hydrogen power permeate ConExpo-Con/Agg

ConExpo-Con/Agg and International Fluid Power Exposition 2023 booked attendance of nearly 140,000 over a March 14-18 window at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The record-setting events saw 2,400-plus exhibitors from 36 countries present on-, on/off- and off-road fleet or plant equipment and machinery, engine and other vehicle component, plus lubricant and material offerings. Manufacturer, supplier and service provider exhibitors demonstrated…

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Data scientist C60 charts ready mixed producer profitability potential

Sources: C60, Chicago; CP staff The C60 Opportunity Platform enables ready mixed concrete producers to identify and drive profitability improvement. Launched at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 as a first of its kind technology tool, C60 affords users an opportunity to find savings potential across their entire business with easy-to-read, actionable insights on maximizing margins and operational efficiency. Real-time perspectives and analytics equip…

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Navistar tailors International S13 Integrated Powertrain for mixers, dumps

Sources: Navistar International Corp., Lisle, Ill.; CP staff Navistar continued rollout of its S13 Integrated Powertrain program at ConExpo-Con/Agg, unveiling for International HX Series models a vocational or on/off-highway companion to the on-highway version that debuted in August 2022 for International LT and RH Series trucks. Developed in collaboration with sister Traton Group brands Scania, MAN and VW Bus &…

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Master Builders tool extracts value from swelling concrete order data stream

Sources: Master Builders Solutions U.S. and Canada, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff Leading into ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023, Master Builders Solutions launched MasterAtlas, billing it “the construction industry’s first virtual concrete assistant.” The Software as a Service offering 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…

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Holcim ECOPact finishes atop Next Level Awards/Contractors’ category

Sources: Holcim US, Chicago; CP staff Holcim ECOPact Low-Carbon Concrete earned Contractors’ Choice category recognition in the inaugural ConExpo-Con/Agg Next Level Awards. The program celebrates exhibiting companies that are pushing the boundaries and developing material, equipment and related technologies or services poised to advance the construction industry. ECOPact mixes provide the global construction industry a versatile solution to the carbon…

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Robotics engineers move from rebar tying to handling, placement

Sources: Advanced Construction Robotics, Pittsburgh; CP staff Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR) arrived in Las Vegas for ConExpo-Con/Agg with its second workhorse for reinforced concrete construction: IronBOT, equipped to lift, carry and place up to 5,000-lb. bundles in transverse or longitudinal orientation and relieve crew members of routine heavy lifting. IronBOT joins TyBOT, the rebar-tying robot that put ACR on the…

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