Martin Marietta, SRM Concrete ink Colorado, Texas plant deal

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff Martin Marietta Materials projects a March 31 closing for the sale of an unspecified number of central Texas and Colorado ready mixed concrete operations to Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete LLC. Martin Marietta has legacy ready mixed plants in San Antonio, with additional central Texas sites added in 2014 as part of…

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Northern S&G veteran named NRMCA Driver of the Year

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff Edward Folkersma, a 34-year veteran of Northern Sand and Gravel in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is the 2022 NRMCA Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year. A national panel of industry judges selected him from a large pool of nominees representing producer members from across the United States.…

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Astec enters sales, service partnership with CarbonCure

Sources: Astec Industries, Chattanooga, Tenn.; CP staff Astec Industries has become the exclusive ready mixed concrete market channel partner in the U.S. and Canada for CarbonCure Technologies. Collaboration with the Halifax, N.S. developer of namesake carbon dioxide injection and mineralization technology for fresh concrete supports sustainability measures under the OneAstec business model. Astec’s BMH, Con-E-Co and RexCon concrete batch plant…

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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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