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Oshkosh Corp. has been named to the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company list by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing business standards. Oshkosh is one of only 131 companies, representing 54 industry sectors in 21 countries on five continents named to the list, and the only company selected in the “Trucks and Other Vehicles” category.


Optimism abounds at The Precast Show 2016

42 Precasti 150As the construction industry continues to strengthen in North America, so does the precast concrete sector. The growing optimism of plant owners and suppliers reverberated throughout The Precast Show 2016, March 3-5 in Nashville. Staged at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, the event drew the largest crowd in a decade—4,000 attendees—as precast producers looked to update equipment and train employees.

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New ASTM standard gauges prestressing strand bond integrity

ASTM A1096, Test Method for Evaluating the Bond Quality of Steel Wire for Concrete stems from assessment of precast members where indented prestressing wires exhibit potential bond-related cracking. Soon to be published by ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, the standard is based on A1081, Test Method for Evaluating Bond of Seven-Wire Steel Prestressing Strand.

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