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Bigger and Better

ConExpo-Con/Agg and co-located IFPE exhibition spotlight the newest product innovations and technologies to increase productivity, reduce downtime, and enhance safety and sustainability for the construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries. Running March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, every major material, product, equipment and service sector is represented amongst 2,500-plus exhibitors over a record 2,500,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Hundreds of industry meetings, including annual conventions of industry associations, are also held in conjunction with the shows.

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Front Line Excellence

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 21st Ready Mixed Concrete Driver of the Year program recognizes four industry veterans from a pool of outstanding delivery professionals across the country. The NRMCA Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh nominees’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an on- or off-road accident, and colleague or customer testimonials.

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Active Alleys

Ernst Enterprises of Georgia Inc. recently upgraded its Lawrenceville headquarters site with a second transit mixed plant, built alongside a smaller model installed in 2002. An overdue pick up in commercial and residential building throughout Atlanta had challenged the producer to keep pace with customers especially fixated on morning deliveries—thanks to peak construction season weather factors and heavy traffic year round.

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