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  • Eliminating Clipboard Inventory

    In the last few years, innovative technologies such as self-consolidating concrete, quick form changes, and effective lifting devices have sped up most precast operations. When producers combine these innovations with more sophisticated computer-assisted drawing, they find themselves with a...

  • Smooth Slip-paving

    How a performance concrete mix may eliminate vibrators on slipformer pavers.

  • Green Blending

    Producers are discovering that there is more to professing their greenness than just manufacturing concrete that contains fly ash or slag. Many customers now ask tough questions about the production process itself and to what extent producers have eliminated waste and reduced their own carbon...

  • Cover up for Efficiency

    For precasters who require a steady production process, losing a few days to bad weather can turn a great job into merely a good one.

  • Placing Flowing Concrete

  • Checking for Oil Problems

    OPW Fuel Management Systems, a Hodgkins, Ill., manufacturer of fuel dispensing equipment, recently introduced a high-tech hydrocarbon sensor suited for the harsh conditions of a concrete plant.

  • Injection Casting

    Always strapped for room, wetcast precasters value every square foot of production space. Now production has a new dimension: upwards.

  • The Other Block

    After visiting bauma in Germany in April, I realize that there are many materials with which to build a structure. One item that caught my attention was the European material called calcium silicate, commonly called sand-lime block.

  • Mining Aggregate From Landfills

  • A Pallet-able Solution

    Most zero-slump product producers in the United States have avoided using wooden pallets.