LafargeHolcim applies ready mixed delivery tech tools to cement

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff Lafarge and Holcim cement customers across the U.S. will soon have an app- and web-based solution offering delivery status details, plus access to bill of lading and order history files. The new CementDirect app mimics technology well established in ready mixed concrete order dispatch and recordkeeping.

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Gotham Ready Mix pushes the envelope on the tightest of urban sites

Source: CP staff The August issue of Concrete Products leads off with a visit to the most ambitious ready mixed plant that New York City contractors and practitioners have seen built from the ground up in decades. Gotham Ready Mix is a case study in urban plant design and space optimization. Located on a 1.25-acre site the producer’s twin alley, transit mixed plant is…

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Chaney Enterprises adds Branscome ready mixed, terminal assets

Sources: Chaney Enterprises, Gambrills, Md.; CP staff Chaney Enterprises is extending its Virginia footprint south and east, into the Hampton Roads market, with the acquisition of Chesapeake, Exmore and Tasley ready mixed concrete plants, plus the Chesapeake Barge Terminal, from Branscome Inc. of Williamsburg, Va. Also known as the Branscome Dominion Yard, the terminal serves as a gateway for delivery…

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Martin Marietta veteran Zais named Burnco Rock CEO

Sources: Burnco Rock Products Ltd., Calgary; CP staff Burnco Rock Products has appointed Tom Zais as chief executive officer, responsible for ready mixed concrete and aggregate businesses in Alberta, Colorado and Texas. He arrives from Martin Marietta Materials, where he served as Texas-based regional vice president – Ready Mix. That position followed vice president and general manager roles with Texas…

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ASTM C09 revises C94 batch water accuracy target

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.  A revision reflected in the forthcoming ASTM C94/94M-21a, Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete eases batch water volume verification during the batching process. It requires water to be batched to an accuracy of ±1.5 percent of the target batch water versus two existing accuracy thresholds: batch water to ±1 percent of total mixing…

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Sysdyne Pioneer platform raises batch control to the cloud

Sources: Sysdyne Technologies, Stamford, Conn.; CP staff Sysdyne Technologies presents its latest tool for ready mixed concrete producers, Pioneer Cloud Batch, as the first cloud-native concrete batch control system. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2021 as an alternative to traditional, local computer-hosted solutions, the platform brings batch software online and makes loading, weighing and mixer truck charging sequences visible to…

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Martin Marietta blazes Pacific trail in Lehigh Hanson West deal

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, N.C.; HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff Martin Marietta will significantly boost its West Coast presence in a $2.3 billion cash deal for the bulk of Lehigh Hanson West Region operations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon. Anchoring the asset package are the Lehigh Cement Redding and Tehachapi, Calif. plants, with combined annual capacity upward of…

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Master Builders represents Command Alkon load-monitoring system

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; Master Builders Solutions, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff Master Builders Solutions has entered into an exclusive agreement with Command Alkon to be the sole third-party reseller of the COMMANDassurance in-transit concrete monitoring system for ready mixed producers in the U.S. and Canada. A drum-mounted probe at the core of system provides real-time slump, temperature and volume…

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New Enterprise enters Pennsylvania capital market in Hempt Bros. deal

Sources: New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., New Enterprise, Pa.; CP staff New Enterprise Stone & Lime has acquired all the outstanding stock of Harrisburg, Pa.-based Hempt Bros. Inc., which operates two ready mixed concrete, three aggregate and four hot mix asphalt plants, plus a heavy civil construction business. The facilities are ideally situated between the suitor’s Chambersburg and Allentown…

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