• Galeton introduces maX contact touchscreen mechanics gloves

    Truly Reliable Touchscreen Performance.

     
  • CIM Program Names new Board

    The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program, a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management, recently elected new officers and board members.

     
  • Insulated Work Boot

    Designed to take on the challenge of cold and wet work conditions.

     
  • Big Dog! Texas Dealer has World's Largest Mack Pylon Sign

    Valley Truck Centers’ new 40,000 square-foot facility also features the world’s largest Mack Trucks pylon, measuring in at 17 feet, 2 inches tall and 29 feet 6 inches wide.

     
  • Obit: Richard D. Gaynor

    Richard D. Gaynor, a leading figure in the ready-mixed concrete industry, died July 16 at the age of 83.

     
  • Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. Completes Expansion to Mexico Railroad Market

    Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. has commissioned a new manufacturing facility in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico.

     
  • JRB Redesigns Construction Utility Forks

    Paladin Attachments introduces the new, updated version of its 200-500 class JRB Construction Utility Forks.

     
  • Hyundai Diesel Forklift for Demanding Operations

    Hyundai’s 160D-7E diesel forklift incorporates power and efficiency with durability and safety, a necessary combination for completing any job.

     
  • Tappan Zee Bridge Gets Floating Concrete Plant

    The Tappan Zee Bridge, under construction over the Hudson River, just got a floating concrete plant. With materials delivered by barge, the plant removes all trucks from the roadways.

     
  • NRMCA Offers Courses on RCC Promotion

    NRMCA is offering two free webinars to learn how to be a part of this important growing topic.

     
  • Paving RCC’s Promotion

    If our industry is going to gain a larger percentage of the secondary and municipal; pavement market, we must work to have RCC pavement not be limited to special or experimental paving projects.

     
  • Bindicator Launches New Website

    Bindicator has launched its new website, www.bindicator.com.

     
  • 5 Must-Have Apps

    We asked professionals from across the industry to share the apps that keep them organized. Here are five of their favorites.

     
  • PCA Expands Codes Department; Appoints Hall Manager

    William “Jay” Hall returns to the Portland Cement Association (PCA) as manager of codes and standards.

     
  • European Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery on Right Track

    Even at the middle of the year, the German manufacturers of construction equipment and building material machinery are still expecting to generate a growth of 5 per cent throughout 2014. In 2013, sales for the entire industry equaled 11.7 billion Euros.

     
  • Modular Concrete Construction

    Portable precast plant can be assembled to produce a concrete module for practically any shape and size dwelling space designed by an architect.

     
  • TCA Announces Call for Entries for 2014 Safety Awards

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – the global authority for the tilt-up industry – has announced the call for entries for the 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards.

     
  • Dayton Superior Opens Innovation Center

    Dayton Superior Corp. has officially opened its state-of-the-art Innovation Center at the company’s corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio.

     
  • New Report Details Greenbuild 2013 Sustainability Successes

    The new report highlights the positive outcomes of sustainability initiatives that were part of  the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last fall in Philadelphia.

     
  • Peterbilt 75th Anniversary Celebration

    Thousands of Peterbilt owners, enthusiasts, and current and former employees are expected to gather Oct. 25 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Calif., to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Peterbilt Motors Co.

     
  • Navistar Ships First Vocational Vehicles with 9- and 10-Liter SCR Engines

    Navistar has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar and InternationalWorkStar vehicles with the company’s 9- and 10-liter engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction emissions technology.

     
  • ASTM Cement Committee Honors Norris With Award of Merit

    ASTM International Committee C01 on Cement has presented the Award of Merit to David Norris, assistant plant manager at Riverside Cement, Oro Grande, California.

     
  • 4th International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures

    The 4th International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures (ICDCS) brings together international experts on the durability of concrete structures to share their recent achievements, present the latest research developments.

     
  • ASTM C-94 Updated

    C94/C94M - Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete has been revised to C94/C94M-14a developed by Committee C09.40, ASTM BOS Volume 04.02.

     
  • Cummins Claims up to 80 Percent Drop in Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    Cummins Inc. has developed an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 80% compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck.

     
  • Dr. Colin Lobo Receives ASTM International Award of Merit for Service to Concrete Committee

    Colin Lobo, Ph.D., senior vice president, engineering, at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) in Silver Spring, Maryland, has received ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities, the Award of Merit and accompanying title of ASTM...

     
  • Vulcan Names Hill President and CEO

    Vulcan Materials Co. has named J. Thomas Hill president and CEO and elected him to the board of directors. Hill, the former executive vice president and Chief operating officer, succeeds Donald James, who becomes executive chairman.

     
  • Shareholders, Feds clear Martin Marietta, TXI merger

    Five months of shareholder guidance and regulatory review appear to have gone according to script for Martin Marietta, which is on track to promptly consummate a merger positioning it as the largest U.S.-based aggregate, cement and ready mixed producer.

     
  • ACPA Launches New Generation Website

    The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has redeveloped its primary website, combining the latest digital technology to perform the two-fold functions of delivering content and serving as a resource for conducting association business.

     
  • Lego-shaped Bricks Could Help Build Houses 80% Faster

    The concrete brick prototype (pictured) was designed by Israel-based Ronnie Zohar. Each brick would be custom made and designed to slot together.

     
  • What do you know about old concrete mixers?

    The Gorham Historical Society shares a 1920's era concrete mixer recently resurrected after 60 years of storage in a barn.

     
  • Kenworth T880 Fills Demand

    Vocational truck demand is being driven by concrete producers, construction companies, contractors, and building suppliers operating old 2004 and 2007 EPA engine units that must be replaced with new trucks.

     
  • Our Nation’s Best Export

    For more than 100 years our concrete industry has been setting the standard for safety through its work on C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates.

     
  • ASTM Committee C09 Celebrates Centennial

    The ASTM International committee celebrated its 100th anniversary during a reception and dinner on June 23 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Canada.

     
  • Vibrating Point Level Sensor

    The SC35 series vibrating fork point level sensor uses state-of-the-art piezoelectric crystal and electronic technology to design and manufacture a point level sensor that does not require any calibration.

     
  • NJIT CIM's 3rd Annual Alumni Reunion

    On Friday June 27th, the NJIT CIM program hosted their 3rd annual CIM Alumni Reunion at Don Pepe’s Restaurant in Newark, NJ.

     
  • Expedited Axle Shipping Program

    Watson & Chalin announces the introduction of its X-TRAC, expedited shipping program; allowing customers to order up to three selected lift axles and have them shipped from a number of strategic locations throughout North America, with an expected delivery time of 48-72 hours

     
  • New COO at Aggregate Industries

    Guy Edwards has been appointed new chief operating officer at Aggregate Industries US.

     
  • Lafarge, Holcim Said to Hire Banks for Asset Sales

    Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd. hired banks to sell as much as $7 billion in assets as they try to secure antitrust approval for their planned merger, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

     
  • Preview: PCI Convention

    The PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference is the premier national venue for the exchange of ideas and state-of-the-art information on precast concrete design, fabrication, and construction.

     
  • Using Our Highways to Harvest Solar Energy

    Solar Roadways are a photovoltaic prototype that can serve as roadway and parking lot pavers in lieu of concrete and asphalt. But mass production will determine their efficacy.

     
  • CRH Locks in Three Key Executives

    CRH has secured new chief executive Albert Manifold, finance chief Maeve Carton and U.S. boss Mark Towe for five years with a "golden handcuffs" deal.

     
  • Multipurpose Grease

    Prolong EP-2 Multi-Purpose Grease with AFMT is a calcium sulfonate grease that delivers exceptional corrosion protection

     
  • High-tech Stadium for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil Built with Specialty Cement

    The stadium, located in the heart of the Amazon, has an innovative ecological design and is one of the world’s first stadiums to be LEED certified.

     
  • CCO Certified: 100,000 and Counting

    CCO certification reached a historic milestone last month when the 100,000th person to be certified through the nationally accredited program since its launch in April 1996 received his certification card.

     
  • Creating a Glimpse of What’s Happening

    This year’s survey is probably more important than any we have conducted in the past.

     
  • Protect Conveyors, Feeders, Bucket Elevators

    The new Model MSD-800 series motion sensing controls protects indoor and outdoor rotating equipment such as screw conveyors, belt conveyor pulleys, rotary feeders and bucket elevators from costly damage by continuously monitoring rotary speed.

     
  • Ernest Maier joins the CarbonCure Family

    Ernest Maier solidified their commitment to sustainability today when they announced that they had signed an agreement with CarbonCure Technologies.

     
  • Charton to Retire from Cummins

    Steve Charlton, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer - Engine Business, plans to retire from Cummins effective July 1. The company also announced that Jennifer Rumsey has been named Vice President, Engineering for the Engine Business, succeeding Steve Charlton.

     
  • Daimler Trucks Achieve Vehicle and Engine Efficiency Targets

    Daimler Trucks North America recently realized the objectives of its SuperTruck program one year ahead of schedule.

     
  • Mack to Assist Alt Fuel and Clean Diesel Customers

    Mack Trucks announced it is now working with an organization to assist dealers and customers navigate through the grant process to obtain public funding for alternative fuel- and clean diesel-powered vehicles.

     
  • Three-Year Warranty Coverage on Standard and FLEX Reman Eaton Transmissions

    Eaton Corporation has expanded its three-year bundled warranty program for remanufactured transmissions to now include all commercial truck vocations in the U.S. and Canada.

     
  • World of Concrete 2015 Hits Space Draw Record

    Organizers are anticipating significant growth over this year's event.

     
  • Highway Materials Group Lauds Funding Plan

    The Highway Materials Group commends Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Robert Corker (R-TN) on their proposal to ensure future funding of the surface transportation system by increasing the federal motor fuels tax by 12 cents.

     
  • Samoter and 2014 Asphaltica Receive Green Light From Exhibitors

    A little more than a month after the exhibitions closed, exhibitors are already looking with confidence to the next exhibition.

     
  • Talbert 65-Ton Spread-Axle Trailer with E2Nitro

    The 65-ton spread-axle trailer outfitted with the E2Nitro nitrogen-assisted equalizing system by Talbert Manufacturing.

     
  • Electronic Recording of Hours of Service for Drivers

    GPSTrackIt's HOS functionality gives dispatchers and fleet managers an easy-to-use tool to document drive time and rest breaks, keeping the roads safer for the driving public.

     
  • New Besser Logo and Website

    The introduction of the new logo and website coincides with the 110th company anniversary, 60 years of providing industry training and 10 years as an employee owned company (ESOP).

     
  • Metabo’s New Class of Brushless Impact Wrench

    Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade hand-held power tools and accessories, is pleased to introduce its new SSW 18 LTX 400 BL Brushless Impact Wrench, a completely new class of tool.

     
  • BinMaster Compact Vibrating Rod

    Use the new CVR-625 mini vibrating rod in small bins and hoppers where other level sensors will not fit.

     
  • Talbert’s 35-Ton Trailer Features Corsol WB

    Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection, a complete metal treatment system that protects the steel from the corrosive effects of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, rock chipping, acid rain and extreme temperatures.

     
  • Heldenfels Hires Exec, Promotes Another

    Texas precast producer Heldenfels Enterprises hires a new vice president and promotes another to director of plant operations who will oversee all plant production operations.

     
  • All Purpose Vehicle

    All Purpose Vehicle is a modern day solution for a future focused mining operation, aimed at safety, lower emissions, and increased productivity.

     
  • R-Flex Belt Repair Kit

    R-Flex Belt Repair Kit is formulated to quickly repair tears, gouges, and holes in styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) heavy weight conveyor belts.

     
  • Portland-Limestone Cement-A Choice Material for Sustainable Concrete

    A detailed look at the sustainability of portland-limestone cement.

     
  • Concrete Initiative launches in Brussels

    The launch event for the Concrete Initiative focused on a debate with EU stakeholders on key issues, including the regulatory framework which is required to achieve Europe's goals, as well as the need for local resources, local manufacturing and a local market.

     
  • 2015 Concrete Sustainability Conference

    NRMCA is seeking proposals for presentations at the 2015 International Concrete Sustainability Conference. The 10th annual conference will provide learning opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete design...

     
  • Tablet Cases for Contractors On the Go

    An electronic tablet offers all kinds of conveniences, but protection against coffee spills, dirt, impact, and weather isn't one of them. Here's the skinny on protective cases.

     
  • DOT Uses Pervious Concrete for Parking Lot Expansion

    Supporting mobility and minimizing environmental impacts, the Maryland State Highway Administration is installing pervious pavement systems at two park and ride lots in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.

     
  • Concrete Employee Safety DVD

    The American Society of Concrete Contractors has released a new Employee Safety Orientation DVD for concrete contractors. The training tool was developed by ASCC’s Safety & Risk Management Council.

     
  • A Father's Day Gift Payback

    Suggesting the CIM program to a high school student is opening the door to a career, and a better chance for our industry to grow.

     
  • Button Magnet Adapters

    Button Magnet Adapters are used with their 1 and 2-1/2 Ton EZY-STRYP button magnets.

     
  • Just Published: Improving Concrete Quality

    NRMCA introduces Improving Concrete Quality, which discusses concrete quality measurement, as well as the tangible and intangible benefits due to improved quality.

     
  • PP Plastic Coated Plywood

    PP plastic coated plywood formwork offers users an effective method to increase jobsite efficiency and improved surface quality.

     
  • AEM Calls on Congress to Restore Section 179 Small Business Expensing Level

    AEM has called on Congress to restore the small business expensing level, also known as Section 179 expensing, to its previous $500,000 level as well as make it permanent and indexed to inflation.

     
  • U.S. Pavement: Hire a Veteran

    Program encourages businesses to take the pledge to hire veterans for full-time jobs. The company has hired four full-time veterans at its New England operation, including Steve Bohn, former U.S. Army Specialist of the 101st Airborne Division.

     
  • Return Roller Guard

    The Martin Return Roller Guard is an economical way to raise safety awareness and reduce injuries.

     
  • NJIT Grants Mahgoub Tenure

    Dr. Mohamed Mahgoub granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective with the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year.

     
  • Precast Piles Extend Bridge Life

    A new technology promises to dramatically extend the service life of precast concrete bridge piles by dramatically improving their corrosion resistance through carbon fiber reinforced polymer grid .

     
  • Extendable LED Light

    Impeltronics' high-quality LED Extendable Magnetic Flashlight provides many features and capabilities.

     
  • Shuttlelift Hosts Service School

    Shuttlelift hosted a special Service School for dealers and field service technicians at its manufacturing facility this spring. The school sessions were so successful that the manufacturer has added a third class later this year.

     
  • Hitachi Lithium Ion DGL Series

    Hitachi Power Tools has launched its new 18V Lithium Ion DGL series withDriver Drill. This cordless drill offers Lithium Ion battery technology at an amazing value.

     
  • Command Alkon Training and Tech Conference

    The Command Alkon Training & Technology Conference will be held Nov. 12-13 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. This event is one of the industry’s largest, focused solutions for producers of ready-mix, manufactured concrete, aggregate, and cement.

     
  • Hobart Celebrates Ties that Bind Science and People

    From the filler metals customers use to the relationships developed on the journey to find the right filler metal solution, the campaign reflects the commitment and passion to helping customers make their projects a reality.

     
  • Trimble Announces Call for Speakers for its Dimensions User Conference

    Join Leaders in Your Industry as a Speaker at the Premier Conference for Professionals

     
  • Annual TCP Survey

    Once again, The Concrete Producer is surveying readers to find out who's leading the industry and why.

     
  • Mobile App for Payroll Time Entry

    Payroll Time Entry app lets supervisors and project managers quickly and easily enter labor and equipment hours directly from the jobsite.

     
  • Urethane Kit Allows Fast Repairs

    The new Devcon R-Flex Belt Repair Kit from ITW Polymers Adhesives North America (formerly ITW Devcon) is formulated to quickly repair tears, gouges, and holes in styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) heavy weight conveyor belts.

     
  • Command Alkon MOBILEcommerce

    MOBILEcommerce gives producers and their customers a mobile toolset for submitting orders, monitoring deliveries, viewing account balances, reprinting tickets, and receiving notifications when new orders or placed or trucks are loaded.

     
  • Meet a Precaster-Flemington Precast and Supply

    This month we feature Flemington Precast & Supply as part of our Meet a Precaster blog series. Answers were provided by Jeffrey Hoffman, owner of Flemington Precast & Supply.

     
  • Water-Repellent Concrete Could End Potholes

    A new kind of super road surface promises to keep bridges safe during the springtime thaw.

     
  • Construction Materials Prices Up in April

    Construction materials prices increased in April for the fifth consecutive month. Here's what that means for your business.

     
  • Three-deck Screen

    TS-522 TD is designed for high productivity. It features extra hopper capacity, class-leading screening area and the highest stockpiling capability of any screener of its size.

     
  • EPD Development Service for Concrete Mixtures

    BASF provides a seamless process for the third-party critical review and registration of the final EPD document through the Program Operator.

     
  • CRC/ICHC Announces Speakers for Crane Safety Conference

    The Crane & Rigging Conference and Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference will offer a full schedule of education at the 2014 event.

     
  • New Cemex Leadership

    CEMEX announced last week that its Board of Directors, by unanimous decision, has appointed Mr. Rogelio Zambrano as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Fernando A. Gonzalez as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

     
  • Oldcastle Precast Produces Longest Precast-Prestressed Bridge Girders for Caltrans

    As part of the California Department of Transportation’s $1.6 billion Santa Ana Freeway South Corridor Improvement Project, Oldcastle Precast manufactured precast-prestressed concrete super girders to construct the Norwalk-San Antonio Bridge undercrossing section of the project.

     
  • Producer Solves Bottleneck with Silo Cleaning Service

    A ready-mixed concrete plant in the Midwestern United States has resolved material build-up issues in three storage silos where accumulation had slowed production and increased internal pressures, eventually damaging the vessel walls and forcing a shutdown.

     
  • WOC Space Draw Begins Next Week

    Be sure to be a part of the concrete industry biggest event in 2015. World of Concrete will begin space assigning booth locations for the 2015 event next week.

     
  • Italian Equipment Exhibition Displays Signs of Sales Pick-up

    World of Concrete represented the United States with a booth in Hall 9. “Samoter in Verona turned out to be much better than anticipated,” said Jackie James, World of Concrete’s Show Director.