Concrete Industry Management committee calls for 2024 auction donations

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee invites donations for its 2024 auction, staged January 24 at the Las Vegas Conventional Center against a World of Concrete backdrop. Candidate items include concrete construction, fleet and plant equipment or tools; cement, aggregate or admixture loads; information technology offerings; and, sporting or entertainment event or…

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Advance Ready Mix paces 500,000-yd. Battery Park contract BY DON MARSH Batching and deliveries for one of the largest concrete supply contracts in North America are proceeding six days a week, two 10-to 12-hour shifts per day on a 2.3-square-mile, Glendale, Ky. site. Advance Ready Mix and fellow project principals have no wiggle room on the schedule as owners Ford…

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Enviro-Port 5500 frames Shelby Materials’ aggregate, water recycling plan

A new Enviro-Port Complete Recovery Series 5500 concrete reclaimer at Shelby Materials’ Franklin, Ind. ready-mix plant supports permit compliance and community relations measures, most notably storm and process water management, along with space utilization and site aesthetics.  The 5500 is well equipped for the 15-25 yards of returned concrete the plant’s fleet of 19 mixer trucks channels at peak production.…

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Batch plant equipment exhibitors top World of Concrete loyalists

Sources: Informa Markets, Irving, Texas; CP staff Although subdued compared to its normal January volume of booths, exhibit space and attendees, World of Concrete concluded three upbeat days at the Las Vegas Convention Center—likely the North American construction industry’s largest 2021 gathering, as well as a strong affirmation of interest in live, business-to-business functions.

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Holcombe dispatches volumetric mixers to 45-mile, Arizona border wall site

Sources: Holcombe Mixers, Ault, Colo.; CP staff

Holcombe Mixers is providing eight, high payload volumetric mixer trucks in partnership with Fisher Sand & Gravel and Cat Construction to fast-track a wall on Arizona’s southern border—the main aspect of a $1.3 billion Department of Homeland Security contract. From a single loading point, the trucks have paced stepped up concrete or grout production and delivery requirements for two-shift workdays common along a 45-mile jobsite.

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FMCSA tables costly scheme raising baseline truck insurance

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Grain Valley, Mo.; CP staff

Citing “insufficient data or information to support moving forward with a rulemaking,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has withdrawn a proposal expanding the scope of commercial motor vehicles warranting a minimum amount of insurance per truck, potentially increasing annual coverage from $750,000 to $4 million.

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Cemex, Chaney, Jackson RM beat drum for Build With Strength campaign

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Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff

Prior to field duty, three mixer trucks with drums bearing outsized Build With Strength logos were dispatched to the Las Vegas Convention Center, informing 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg attendees of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association campaign to advance cast-in-place methods for low- to mid-rise buildings.

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U.S. Concrete deepens west Texas presence in City Concrete, Pitts deals

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff U.S. Concrete has added to its west Texas business, Ingram Concrete LLC, three plants and 24 mixer trucks by acquiring the assets of City Concrete, Inc. in Wichita Falls and Pitts Ready Mix of Burkburnett, Inc. Brownwood-based Ingram Concrete and Dallas-Ft. Worth-centered Redi-Mix Concrete provide U.S. Concrete a strong Texas platform.

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2011 CONEXPO-CON/AGG PHOTO: Oscar Einzing for AEM

After a second consecutive year where concrete, cement and aggregate interests saw modest shipment gains—while overall construction industry increases in 2013 reached the 7-8 percent range—producers are positioned to act on plant and fleet equipment investment carrying them through the growth projected for the remainder of the decade.

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Argos USA adds 40 CNG-powered mixers to Texas fleet

Sources: McNeilus Companies Inc., Dodge Center, Minn.; Argos USA, Houston

McNeilus Cos. will begin delivering compressed natural gas-powered mixer trucks this spring to the Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth operations of Argos USA, which is preparing for the diesel alternative by equipping plants with compressor and fueling infrastructure.

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