March 2009 Table of Contents

Articles
Seeing Stars Seeing Stars

A California producer earns NRMCA's Green-Star certification. Read more

Help Wanted Fleet Factors Help Wanted

It pays to get creative when seeking new mechanics. Read more

Boom or Bust

A new boom truck can hoist your company's profits. Read more

Piping Hot (and Cold) Piping Hot (and Cold)

Concrete earth tubes add to LEED certification and energy efficiency. Read more

Moving in a Greener Direction Moving in a Greener Direction

GreenSite Awards honor the sustainable side of concrete. Read more

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Spending on equipment washing technology is a smart investment. Read more

Savings Still Count Savings Still Count

Despite lower prices, producers still strive to lower their fuel consumption. Read more

Where to Find Credit Relief Concrete Returns Where to Find Credit Relief

Credit is available if you look hard enough. Read more

Don't Miss the View Don't Miss the View

Connecting to others keeps you informed. Read more

Minimizing Gradation Testing Variability Problem Clinic Minimizing Gradation Testing Variability

It seems that many of the field labs had performed gradation tests with worn sieves. While most differences were minor, they introduced a degree of unnecessary variability when combined. How can we can minimize our testing variables on these large projects? Read more

Measuring SCC in the Field Measuring SCC in the Field

Two new instruments test fresh self-consolidating concrete at the plant or at the jobsite. Read more

Associations in the Mix

The ACI Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Concrete Industry Management program. Read more