Machines mine efficiency in underground shotcrete practice


Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH is extending its range of mechanized shotcrete machines with Wetkret 4, billed as the next generation of equipment specially designed for underground construction. Wetkret 4 suits narrow galleries, thanks to its heavy-duty chassis, compact size (6-ft. wide, 7-ft. high), and reduced turning radiuses. It boasts two spraying arm versions, one with a maximum vertical reach of 33 feet, the other 26.5 feet.

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Bowco broadens Meadow Burke footprint in underground precast

Meadow Burke has closed on Bowco Industries, crediting the Canby, Ore., company for customer service, high-quality design, and setting “the standard for precision-engineered products for the utility and underground precast industry,” and bringing “Meadow Burke another facet of revolutionary advantage of any other company in the industry.”

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General Resource creates Mapei Americas admixture platform


Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mapei Corp. has closed on Minnesota admixture producer General Resource Technology, eyeing synergies with its adhesive, coating, grout and mortar portfolio, while extending GRT offerings beyond the Central U.S., first toward the coasts and eventually to Canada and Mexico.

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