• Drivers connect Ozingas ready-mix trucks to time-fill units in assigned spots for overnight refueling.

    Delivering Green

    Ozinga uses compressed natural gas to fuel a portion of its fleet.

  • Infrastructure Spending: Hope or Hype?

    It’s been four years, but many in the concrete industry may be feeling the déjà vu of cautious optimism we sensed before the American Recovery and Reinvestment (Stimulus) Act promised funding for infrastructure projects in 2009.

  • The vastness of the Panama Canal construction site, which is almost one mile long, complicates the transfer of concrete.

    The Concrete Canal

    Using 6.5 million cubic yards of concrete, the Panama Canal is the largest ongoing construction project in the world.

  • Precast producers such as Bexar Concrete Works in San Antonio have kept pace with a robust bridge and highway market that is demanding larger and longer concrete elements.

    Spanning the Lone Star State

    How three Texas precasters are meeting the challenges of a booming infrastructure market.

  • With a mobile block and paver plant, producers cut costs by delivering production instead of products to the jobsite.

    Going Mobile

    Concrete block and paver producers can maintain healthy margins and extend their delivery territories by using a mobile block plant.

  • The new Terex FD5000 Great Lakes Front Discharge truck unveiled at World of Concrete boasts a 197-inch wheelbase, offering improved weight distribution between the axle and the stretched wheelbase, and increasing operator comfort when driving to and from the jobsite.

    Preparing for the Upswing

    Truck and mixer sales seem poised for growth.

  • What Lies Ahead

    The concrete industry's recovery will be very robust for this year and beyond.

  • Where’d the Slump Go?

    Many things can cause rapid slump loss. Aggregate, cement chemistry, fly ash sources, and admixtures are culprits.

  • Keeping up with the Acronyms

    Four basic steps for meeting new environmental labeling specs.

  • Rust jacking occurs when brake shoes corrode under the linings.

    The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance

    Important procedure keeps ready-mix trucks and other vehicles from breaking down.

  • A 36-foot-long precast/prestressed concrete pavement (PPCP) panel is installed on the I-680 project in California. Caltrans used the panels for spot reconstruction of northbound and southbound lanes

    Advances in Precast Paving

    Today, precast pavement is considered a mature technology, providing highway agencies with an effective rapid construction option.

  • Smooth uniform finish

    Certi-Vex Max Release non-staining, clear, form release treatment for forming applications.

  • Ideal for bridge formwork

    BioStrip WB release agent is ideal for sensitive environmental situations such as bridge formwork over rivers.

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    Worker-friendly release agent

    Cast-O-Magic high perfromance form release agent is formulated exceed the strictest environmental standards.

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    Multiuse form releasing agent

    RO-396 High Performance Form Release Agent exceeds all VOC regulations and is easy to apply.

  • Eco-friendly release

    Kleen Kote eco-friendly, water-based release agent is reliable in many applications.

  • Sprayable liquid releasing agent

    Debond non-staining, VOC-compliant concrete form release can be applied to all types of concrete.

  • Clean separation

    Kleen Release industrial-grade formulated concrete form releaseis non-irritant with negligible VOCs.

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    Release for metal and plastic forms

    Release Coating 7806 lubricant release blend is formulated for release of decorative and structural items.

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    Biodegradable form release

    Complete line of concrete form release agents is non-carcinogenic, non-flammable/non-combustible, and DOT-exempt.


    Ready-to-use form release

    Clean Strip Ultra J3 low-odor, non-staining, ready-to-use and chemically reactive form release is VOC-compliant in all regulatory regions.

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    Release agent with organic vegetable oil

    Atlas Bio-Guard is a high performance, environementally safe concrete form release agent that is formulated with a natural