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CarbonCure equips Thomas Concrete to replace cement with recycled CO2

A breakthrough process for ready mixed gives John Cook, director of Technical Services at Atlanta’s Thomas Concrete, cause for enthusiasm this construction season. In late February, he and his team oversaw the installation of the CarbonCure Ready Mixed Technology at their Doraville, Ga. plant. They immediately began the process of lowering cementitious material content and dosing concrete mixes with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas using the CarbonCure injection system. Later in March, Cook and colleagues eagerly reviewed the 28-day strength data and confirmed: CO2 may be used as a viable cement replacement.

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Caterpillar rounds out Class 8 truck offering with heavy-haul CT680

92 Engine 150A 124-in. bumper to back of cab (bbc), set-forward axle model suited to heavy-haul or other extreme conditions commanding big bore power, the CT680 completes Caterpillar’s initial on-highway truck series—joining the CT660 (120-in. bbc, set-back axle) and CT681 (114-in. bbc, set-forward axle) models introduced at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 and 2014, respectively.

 

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Product machinery manufacturers gear up for ICON-Xchange, bauma

34 Columbia 150The National Concrete Masonry Association’s ICON-Xchange and B2B activities, February 24-26 in Orlando, plus 2016 bauma, April 11-17 in Munich, will feature new models and upgrades from block & paver machinery and component manufacturers. Concrete Products samples offerings from key ICON and bauma participants.

 

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Carr Bros. adds up fuel savings from revolution-optimizing mixer drum control

88 Carri 150With founding-family members at the helm since 1892, Cleveland-based Carr Bros. has demonstrated a capacity to adapt to the changing nature of the concrete business, including current efforts to reduce fuel consumption. The producer recently worked with Schwing America to identify prospective savings using the manufacturer’s SMART Drum technology. The electronic wireless control system nets longer drum life, higher quality concrete, improved safety conditions, and reduced fuel consumption when measured against standard mixer trucks.

 

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