Twin Valley Precast is part of the Spring Ridge community, a Hutterite settlement in Alberta about two hours east of Edmonton. The Hutterites immigrated from Eastern European countries to South Dakota around the turn of the last century. They thrived and expanded with new settlements in Alberta, speaking a variation of German among themselves but English otherwise. The communities farm large tracts of land in the grain belt, selling most of the crop but also using it to feed livestock and poultry for local consumption and outside markets.
A set of nine Chromix Admixtures for Color-Conditioned Concrete powder pigments were developed to complement the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s Standard Environmental Colors guide. The Naturescapes integral concrete pigments are specifically designed to visually recede into the surroundings by reflecting the darker, more recessive color schemes of native soils or vegetation.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Simard Suspensions to install and distribute the Canadian manufacturer’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico. Fontaine is the first post-production installer to effect a long-term arrangement with Simard, whose tandem steering components can significantly increase a vehicle’s load capacity without impacting maneuverability.
To improve delivery efficiencies and monitor integrity of ready mixed concrete loads, Montreal-based fleet management and automation specialist Road King Technologies has integrated Hirschmann Solutions antennas in its truck-tracking programs. “As we continue to find ways to provide more data collection benefits to our concrete transport customers, we’re creating strategic partnerships with innovators like Hirschmann, who can help advance our technology,” says Road King President Harry Marks.
The K-Series 4WD Wheel Loaders feature three models that meet Environmental Protection Agency Final Tier 4 emissions standards. An engine update also allowed John Deere to offer enhancements to the 624K, 644K, and 724K for added durability, productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs.