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    TRUCKS & COMPONENTS

    Original equipment manufacturers anticipate 2016 heavy-duty truck shipments down against near-record 2015 delivery levels, especially due to a drop in demand among mainline freight customers. In the vocational segment, including mixer- and dump-grade models, OEM and body builders report more stable market conditions this year.  Read More
  • A Strong Hand

    A Strong Hand

    2016 National Ready Mixed Concrete Asssociation Chairman Ted Chandler weighs in on critical year   Read More
  • Best Bet

    Best Bet

    An independent holds its own in one of the most dynamic markets for ready mixed concrete by Don Marsh   Read More
  • Patterned Concrete

    Patterned Concrete

    The value of brand backing With the economy improving, business is growing for residential and commercial concrete contractors who can deliver the quality required. Realtor.com’s 2016 forecast sees new construction driving the highest home sales since 2006, with 6 million transactions projected. A recent Forbes report forecasts that housing construction and home prices climbing in 2016 and 2017. Read More
  • Front Line Excellence

    Front Line Excellence

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 20th Ready Mixed Concrete Driver of the Year program recognizes four industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees across the country. The NRMCA Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh candidates’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an on- or off-road accident, and colleague or customer testimonials. Read More
  • Ever Forward

    Ever Forward

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2016 Cement Directory

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Cemex USA and Concrete Supply Co. have announced a Charlotte-based joint venture with 2 million-yd. production capacity across North Carolina and South Carolina ready mixed plants. Subject
to closing of transactions anticipated later this year, it will be majority owned by Concrete Supply Holdings Co., which will act as the managing member.

Read more: Cemex, Concrete Supply: Carolinas’ team

Examining prospects for increasing the volume of fly ash beyond the commonplace 15 to 20 percent range, NIST Technical Note 1812 points to shortfalls in the industry benchmark document for Class C and Class F product: ASTM C618-12, Standard Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete.

Read more: ASTM C618: LIMITS OF ASH CHARACTERIZATION

Adding fine limestone powder to fly ash-rich mixtures can improve finished concrete performance when measured against more conventional formulations, according to a report, “Ternary blends for controlling cost and carbon content,” in the August issue of the American Concrete Institute’s Concrete International.

Read more: Federal labs affirm limestone, ash, Type III binder blends

Seaforth, Ontario precaster Design Concrete Systems Ltd. has taken delivery of a space-saving, vertical mold for production of wall panels up to 35- x 8-ft. The Elematic Battery mold especially suits the producer’s Sound By Design Barrier programs for transportation agencies and private commercial or residential projects: Panels previously limited to 14- x 4-ft. can now be delivered in larger dimensions to cut contractors’ labor requirements and crane time. 

Read more: Design Concrete deploys first Elematic Battery mold in North America