The latest TrackIt platform addition enables visibility of ready mixed concrete from drum loading to discharge. Delivery Cycle Monitoring features or functions include automated loading, pouring and washing status relay; support for virtually any truck regardless of age; real time alerts and historical reporting; plus, TrackIt Batch summary and load property reports and data points. By capturing drum speed and…

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First Mover

Newest ready mixed plant shows how Star Concrete remains among the Golden State’s savviest independent producers Star Concrete hails from Silicon Valley, one of the U.S. construction hotspots for the better part of the past decade and a market known the world over for innovation and entrepreneurial prowess.

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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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Libra Systems launches Covid-19 Care Initiative

Source: Libra Systems, Harleyville, Pa. 

Concrete, aggregate and asphalt plant automation, scale ticketing and business integration solutions provider Libra Systems is offering E-Ticketing at no charge as part of its Covid-19 Care Initiative. The company’s other ‘hands-free’ solutions that help maintain social distancing include self-service kiosks, remote printer terminals, and Camera ID. —

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Germany’s BASF SE projects a third quarter 2020 closing on the $3.5 billion sale of its Construction Chemicals unit to an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm with offices in Frankfurt and New York. A subject of speculation since a late-2018 BASF announcement of plans to shop the business, the transaction will include Master Builders concrete admixture and sister brands deeply rooted in construction, maintenance and retrofit. With more than 7,000 employees, the BASF Construction Chemicals business operates production sites and sales offices in more than 60 countries and generated sales of about $2.8 billion in 2018.

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As a critical component of an ongoing commitment to a complete customer experience (CX) transformation, Daimler Trucks North America has created an entirely new CX organization and named 34-year company veteran Paul Romanaggi as Chief CX Officer.

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