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Fire pit rings

Concrete- and masonry-wise manufacturer has developed 32- or 36-in. square and 28- or 32-in. diameter round rings for hardscape unit fire pits. Rings are made of heavy duty 11-gauge steel and finished with high heat resistant black coating to ensure long lasting performance. All four models are 6.5-in. deep, formed with 1.5-in. lip, and suit new or existing fire pits. They join a hardscape and landscape product line that includes extracting tongs, screed boards, paver sealers, plus paver and wall unit splitters. Bon Tool Co., Gibsonia, Pa., 800/444-7060; www.bontool.com

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Compact precast form vibrator

Industrial vibration technology pioneer has introduced a heavy-duty compact electric vibrator engineered for the inside or outside of small diameter precast concrete pipe form cores. The Martin MB36-3000 Concrete Form Vibrator offers what engineers call excellent compaction of the cast for improved material strength. The rugged design has a high force-to-weight ratio and ensures reliability using high heat-rated internal components, allowing the unit to perform consistently under punishing conditions for extended periods.

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Hybrid cementitious grout outguns epoxy-based formulations

Company has engineered a versatile grout material for supporting machinery and applications requiring precision alignment. The cement-based, nonmetallic, non-shrink Hybrid Grout develops compressive strengths that rival epoxy-based grouts without the added expense. Formulated with the Five Star Air Release Technology to increase durability of the hardened concrete, it offers a 95 percent effective bearing area, meaning less voids and a better bond. The material’s smooth consistency results in optimal flowability for pumping or pours.

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Joint filler meets new ASTM D8139 standard

Based on independent AASHTO APEL evaluation and testing results, the manufacturer reports that its Nomaflex products exceed requirements of the recently published ASTM D8139, Standard Specification for Semi-Rigid, Closed-Cell Polypropylene Foam, Preformed Expansion Joint Fillers for Concrete Paving and Structural Construction.

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Truck maintenance sessions

Hendrickson will host 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Product Analysis Education classes, January 23-25 at its 2018 World of Concrete Booth C6502, Las Vegas Convention Center.

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