• Husqvarna K 970 Saw

    Husqvarna continues its long tradition of providing users with powerful and reliable power cutters with the improved K 970.

     
  • Husqvarna K 970 Saw

    Husqvarna continues its long tradition of providing users with powerful and reliable power cutters with the improved K 970.

     
  • Lafarge North America joins Living Lands and Waters

    Last week, Lafarge North America employees volunteered for a Living Lands and Waters river cleanup of the Des Plains River in Channahon, IL, near the Lafarge U.S. Joliet Quarry.

     
  • New Location for Peterbilt Tech Institute

    After graduating its first class of students, the Peterbilt Technician Institute has expanded to a second location with classes beginning this week. Peterbilt Motors Co. teamed with Universal Technical Institute to create the technician training program last year at Universal's Dallas campus.

     
  • Natural Gas Truck from Kenworth

    Kenworth Truck Co. is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the company’s flagship vocational truck.

     
  • Spancrete Joins AltusGroup

    Spancrete has joined AltusGroup, a partnership of precast companies, to market CarbonCast enclosure systems in the Midwest.

     
  • Satellite Unattended Truck Weighing Kiosks

    These unattended weighing kiosks provide the ultimate experience in unmanned truck scale efficiency and streamlined weighing data integration.

     
  • CIM Program Launches new Website

    The Concrete Industry Management program has launched its new website aimed at recruiting new students and showcasing the CIM program and the successes of the four university programs.

     
  • VIDEO: Safety is Personal

    When one of his workers was seriously hurt on the job one business owner learned a hard lesson. Are you fostering a culture of safety at your operation?

     
  • A Shortage of Construction Workers, Really?

    A Wall Street Journal analysis looks at the numbers and it's not as simple as it may appear.

     
  • 3D Concrete Printer

    Here's a look at three ways 3D printing is being used to create concrete structures and other building materials.

     
  • Nite-Ize Large S-Biners

    These oversize carabiners are great for securing cords, hoses, tool bags, and other items.

     
  • Concrete Producer Finds the Right RCC Mix for Technical School

    An unusual process allowed the contractor to complete an RCC job quickly and efficiently.

     
  • Lot Development is on the Rise as Builders Catch Up

    Metrostudy chief economist Brad Hunter comments on how builders are catching up after years of lot shortages. That means more new infrastructure as well.

     
  • Designing Our Future

    To be a significant player in the next decade your plans must consider how BIM will affect your customers' business, and yours.

     
  • Besser Celebrates 110 Years in Concrete Industry

    Besser invites its industry friends to join the company on Aug. 22 as it celebrates its 110th anniversary, 60 years of education in the concrete products industry, and 10 years as an employee-owned company.

     
  • Concrete Technology is Afloat for N.Y. Bridge Project

    The first of two floating concrete batch plants is now in operation at a Hudson River bridge construction project.

     
  • Enhancing Concrete Performance with Portland-Limestone Cement

    Portland-limestone cement may significantly improve concrete's sustainable characteristics. It has a smaller carbon footprint with no drawbacks.

     
  • Insteel Industries To Acquire Prestressed Concrete Strand Business Of American Spring Wire

    Insteel Industries, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Insteel Wire Products Company as entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets associated with the prestressed concrete strand business of American Spring Wire Corporation for a purchase price...

     
  • Vulcan Product Calculator App

    Vulcan Materials Co. has launched its product calculator app for Android phone, tablet and other Android devices. The Vulcan Materials Product Calculator allows users to estimate the construction materials needed for building and paving projects.

     
  • Command Alkon Acquires FiveCubits

    Command Alkon Inc. has acquired FiveCubits Inc., resulting in “FiveCubits, a division of Command Alkon.” FiveCubits is a provider of SaaS-based fleet management and mobile computing solutions for the ready-mix industry.

     
  • Hirschmann’s new iSCALE Control System installed on Altec boom truck

    Altec has begun outfitting their AC45-127S telescopic boom truck with the new Hirschmann iSCALE Control System.

     
  • Vulcan Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

    Tom Hill, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our second quarter results further demonstrate the earnings leverage of volume growth in our aggregates business, and our continuing improvements to margins and unit profitability."

     
  • Environmental Product Declarations

    Creating environmental product declarations for its customers, the manufacturer can help concrete producers meet LEED v4 requirements for new materials and resource credit.

     
  • Improving Concrete Quality Course

    NRMCA is presenting a new one-day course, Improving Concrete Quality,for concrete producers, ingredient material suppliers, engineers, testing labs and contractors. 

     
  • Get a Buzz On

    Used K-Cup coffee packs will have a second life as an alternative fuel source at a cement plant in Canada, rather than hitting the local landfill.

     
  • Mini Wireless Controls

    Magnetek, Inc. announced the availability of their new line of lightweight, “miniature” transmitters. These compact, lightweight controls provide an effective yet economical solution for controlling small fluid-powered machines used in applications such as construction and work trucks.

     
  • Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial, Industrial Growth

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic...

     
  • Concrete Cares

    Information about the 2014 Concrete Cares event and how you can help and participate.

     
  • A Model of Precision

    The new residence hall at Valparaiso University is the school's first built entirely of precast concrete. The 300 students wouldn't be moving in so soon if not for building information modeling.

     
  • The Kalasatama Fiskari and Fregatti residential buildings in Finland took the prize for Teklas 2013 Best Precast Project. The BIM model includes piled foundations, detailed and reinforced concrete elements, load-bearing structures, and thermal insulation and brickwork.

    Tangible Benefits of BIM

    While customer demand is currently the biggest factor motivating precasters to adopt BIM, producers such as Coreslab are part of a growing group that recognize its benefits.

     
  • Work Platform and Safety Railing

    Saf-T-Mate attaches to a sideform with a hinged connection for safe access to the top of the form. The platform has a grip strut walking surface and a receiver to attach and lock the railing into place.

     
  • The Current State of Housing

    While single-family home starts slowly recover, don't minimize the impact multifamily housing has on the new-starts market. Multifamily is growing at almost double the rate of single-family housing.

     
  • Concrete Thin Brick

    Extruded concrete thin brick works with embedded concrete wall systems and offers unlimited colors, smooth or rolled textured brick faces, and standard brick sizes to 16 in. x 16 in.

     
  • Surface smearing, peeling, and skidding are forms of adhesive wear that occurs when operating with insufficient oil film thickness.

    Are Bearings Making you Spin your Wheels?

    Your vehicles' and other equipment's bearings can fail for a variety of reasons. Most failures stem from lubrication and contamination.

     
  • Concrete Aids Resilient Design

    Producers can raise awareness of the importance of resilient design and promote using concrete structures and products.

     
  • Skid-mounted Batch Plant

    Model E-150 Batch Control has fully automatic sequential batching of materials, and the control utilizes a micro-computer.

     
  • 8.3.1

    Interlock Couplers

    Use Lenton Interlok precast construction on structures requiring moment-resisting connections.

     
  • Form Release Agent

    Brick Release reacts with lime present in concrete to create byproducts that prevent the adhesion of concrete to brick surfaces.

     
  • Automated Process Control

    COMMANDbatch CP reduces product variables and offers a consistent, quality product. Each installation is geared toward the unique requirements of your plant.

     
  • Reinforcing Steel Technology

    MMFX2 has been independently proven to be five times more corrosion-resistant and up to twice as strong as conventional steel.

     
  • Celebrating 60

    The 60th Anniversary Convention promises to be the best in PCI history, with educational offerings, technical program, and products from exhibitors.

     
  • BIM Software

    Accurate 3D Tekla models deliver benefits at every stage of the construction process.

     
  • Designing our Future

    The Charles Pankow Foundation has been very supportive in helping our industry incorporate building information modeling (BIM) into concrete construction.

     
  • The Risks of Low-Cement Concrete

    What precautions should a producer take when making concrete with a ternary blend and only 25% cement?

     
  • Delaware Valley Concrete, Hatboro, Pa.

    This concrete producer rolled out its first ready-mix truck powered entirely by compressed natural gas, making it the first to own and operate a CNG mixer in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

     
  • 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.