The envelopes have been opened and below are a sampling of the winners of the 2008 Most Innovative Products (MIP) contest. Exhibitors displayed the 145 entries at World of Concrete in January. Attendees and a panel of experts then voted on the ones they thought were the most innovative.
Below are the results that will most interest producers. For the complete list of winners, visit www.mip2008.com. World of Concrete 2009 takes place next Feb. 3–6 in Las Vegas. Visit www.worldofconcrete.com.
Onsite washout concrete system
The SRS washout system is a slurry recovery system that prevents pollution at a point source and complies with zero waste mandates. It provides producers, contractors, and building owners a best management practice for concrete washout. Slurry Recycle Solutions. 702-647-0700. www.washoutsolutions.com.
Pump hose stabilizer
The Hose-O is a doughnut-shaped ring of lightweight material that fits around concrete pump hoses from 2 to 4 in. diameter. It eliminates your typical jobsite damage to wire mesh or subgrade due to hose weight and dragging movement. Multiquip Inc. 800-421-1244. www.multiquip.com.
At 1.75 cu. yd., the MixKing concrete mixing trailer has a 50% larger capacity than the company's standard mixing trailer. The MixKing trailer has all the features of the standard Cart-Away 1-yd. trailer and was part of the new Cart-Away franchise system. Cart-Away Concrete Systems. 800-909-9809. www.cart-away.com.