Source: FMI, Raleigh, N.C.
In its Q1-2014 Construction Outlook, management consulting and investment banking services provider FMI tracks construction put-in-place activity, projected at 8 percent growth this year over 2013, and offers an early gauge on key sectors:
The 160D-7E diesel model incorporates what company engineers note are power and efficiency with durability and safety, a necessary combination for completing any job. One of 24 models in a high-performance, fuel efficient, diesel forklift product line, the 160D-7E is capable of handling in concrete and other tough environments. Built with a 6-cylinder, turbo-charged, Tier-III, 162-hp, Cummins QSB6.7 engine, the 160D-7E provides optimum power, low noise and fuel efficiency.
Sources: TruStar Energy LLC, Tampa, Fla.; CP staff
Madison, Miss.-based MMC Materials Inc. has rolled out the Southeast’s first compressed natural gas-powered concrete mixer fleet, ramping up for delivery of 12 McNeilus Ngen (Next Generation Initiatives) models with the installation of a TruStar Energy Portable Fuel Station (PFS).
Sources: Ozinga Brothers Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff
One of the top independent ready mixed concrete operators has leaped to the forefront of a revolution in heavy duty truck and fuel specs, announcing a projected eight-year migration from diesel to compressed natural gas power in its 500 mixer and support vehicle fleet, plus an extension of its CNG supply infrastructure to a commercial fueling station.