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Falling Tools Protection

iwi group LLC has added to its concrete industry offerings Python Safety products, including buckets, holsters, pouches, and tethers to the concrete industry. The Python Safety Small Parts Pouch accommodates many different sized parts, and helps prevent accidental drops with a unique self-closure “trap” system engineered from high-quality neoprene. With no buttons, snaps, or zippers to contend with, the Small Parts Pouch makes it nearly impossible for objects to fall out once placed in the bag, while making the retrieval of the objects easy for the craftsman. Small Parts Pouches are available in both canvas and vinyl variants.

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Nox-Crete unveils pressure form and concrete sprayers

Nox-Crete Products Group introduced two concrete form release agent sprayers last month at the 2013 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Convention in Dallas. The Ultimate Concrete Form Sprayer and the Excel 130 Concrete Form Sprayer are specifically designed for precast applications where tighter control of release agent application is necessary to ensure maximum performance and economy.

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Hamilton Form ‘voids’ productivity limits at Unistress

Computer chip manufacturer Global Foundries began building its Fab 8 project in Saratoga County, N.Y., in 2009—the $4 billion-plus project representing the largest private capital investment in the U.S. against the prior year’s financial markets distress.

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Toyota integrates Tier IV power in 8,000–17,000-lb. lift truck series

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. begins production this month on the 8-Series large capacity lift truck line equipped with new Toyota-designed and built four-cylinder, high-performance engines. Manufactured at the Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. plant in Columbus, Ind., the series features 8,000- to 17,500-lb. pneumatic models with power options including the new 1KD diesel engine.

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System measures air content across mixing window

The AIRtrac Process Monitoring System offers a proprietary, turnkey solution for real-time air measurement during the concrete mixing process. It is designed for use in all stationary-wall models, such as pan, twin-shaft, or turbine mixers.

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