Winter 2017 Table of Contents

Features
Do Remote Plants Ensure Productivity?  Plant operations Do Remote Plants Ensure Productivity?

Using technology to improve productivity for lone employees. Read more

Using Electronic Batch Tickets Technology Using Electronic Batch Tickets

At last, the ready-mix concrete industry has a chance to join the 21st century. Read more

Columnists
Three Surprising Things About Change Concrete Thinking Three Surprising Things About Change

There are situational factors that can get in the way of thinking clearly or staying disciplined when implementing change. Read more

A new peak for housing prices Concrete Returns A new peak for housing prices

Housing has recovered from the boom-bust cycle that began a dozen years ago when values peaked in July 2006. Read more

Five Trends in Technology Changing the Concrete Industry Tech Talk Five Trends in Technology Changing the Concrete Industry

Here's why producers who embrace technology will come out on top. Read more

Editorial
Mitigating ASR Editorial Mitigating ASR

State DOTs and airport authorities are demanding proof that the aggregate in their concrete will not lead to ASR. Read more

Producer to Watch
Producer to Watch: Consumers Concrete Corp. Producer to Watch: Consumers Concrete Corp.

The producer plans to expand its operations into Western Michigan and will continue to develop new products to stay ahead of the competition. Read more

Fleet Factors
Efficiently Hauling Construction Materials Fleet Factors Efficiently Hauling Construction Materials

Transportation company uses remote inventory system to deliver cement, fly ash, slag, aggregates, and efficient results for producers. Read more

Product Pulse
Mack transmissions Mack transmissions

The new mDRIVE transmissions are updated with rolling start and auto neutral. Read more

Cloud based fleet management Cloud based fleet management

WheresMyConcrete, a cloud-based and telematics-connected dispatching, analytics and customer service tool, providing real-time data for concrete mixer fleet dispatchers. Read more

HX Mixer Trucks HX Mixer Trucks

The new HX515 mixer trucks are powered by Navistar engines Read more

Terex mixer truck upgrades Terex mixer truck upgrades

The Terex Advance FD4000 front discharge mixer boasts multiple component upgrades that reduce truck weight and increases performance. Read more

Kenworth Mixer Kenworth Mixer

The new Kenworth T880S delivers more flexibility and operating advantages. Read more

ConExpo Products
Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump

Putzmeister America’s 47Z-Meter Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump features a new design for its pedestal and five-section boom. Read more

Hot water heaters for ready mix Hot water heaters for ready mix

Verifi in-transit concrete management system provides an automated process monitoring and control during transit from the ready-mix plant to the jobsite. Read more

In-transit concrete management system In-transit concrete management system

Verifi in-transit concrete management system provides an automated process monitoring and control during transit from the ready-mix plant to the jobsite. Read more

Robotic concrete removal Robotic concrete removal

Ready Jet G3 robotic concrete removal system creates a safe, non-entry solution to cleaning drums while reducing liability and employee risk. Read more

Truck mixer Truck mixer

The Mack Granite frame is specially designed for the harshest jobsites, and its MP engine is fuel-efficient, with plenty of horsepower and low-end torque. Read more

Liebherr crawler concrete pump Liebherr crawler concrete pump

The THS 110 D4f-K Liebherr crawler concrete pump is ideal for applications where pumping of the concrete is constantly relocated around the job site. Read more

Problem Clinic
SCC Today at WOC World of Concrete SCC Today at WOC

World of Concrete forum touts self-consolidating concrete for producers and contractors Read more