NCMA, ICPI firm up ICON-Xchange 2015

Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.

Concrete masonry and hardscape unit producers, along with machinery, equipment and service providers can mark their calendars for NCMA’s 2015 ICON-Xchange, February 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

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Canada’s second largest clay unit operator,Brampton Brick, anticipates an early-2014closing on the assets of concrete building andhardscape producer, Atlas Block, includinga Hillsdale, Ontario, flagship plant. The $12million–$14 million transaction is throughcourt-appointed receiver KPMG Inc., and allowsthe suitor to add concrete masonry capacity andtake advantage of cost-saving synergies by consolidatingproduction of similar items.

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Automatic bearing lubrication

System 24 LAGD Series single-point automatic lubricators are “hands-off” solutions that deliver the proper pre-set amount of lubricant needed for bearings in machinery across industries. The gas-driven feed versions are engineered to perform reliably on a 24-hour basis without manual intervention and can resolve issues typically associated with hard-to-access or potentially hazardous lubrication points. Ultimately, they optimize the accuracy, reliability, and cleanliness of lubricant delivery, product engineers contend, contributing to increased uptime of assets, reduced maintenance, and favorable environmental impact.

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