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Magnetic board safety diagram

HurtSpot developers credit the effectiveness of their magnetic board to an ability to relate the consequences of unsafe workplace action. “The name ‘HurtSpot’ is descriptive, it identifies parts of the body where injuries occur,” says spokesman Christian Krapf. “When you see the red line pointing to the head you can almost feel the pain. Big magnetic numbers flag injury count for each body part and call attention to accident patterns. Optional built-in T-Cards detail accidents for each body part for study and preventive action. The board is also available with custom printing.”

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DriveCam event recorders, coaching protocol steer TXI fleet costs south

A 2011-13 portfolio shift solidifying integrated cement and concrete positions has seen TXI expand its mixer fleet and ready mix production capacity nearly 50 percent—growing an existing market footprint more than any producer this decade. The shift has involved asset exchanges with home state peers Trinity Industries and Cemex USA, netting Dallas-based TXI an additional 250-plus mixers and tanker or dump tractors, all serving 40-plus plants across central and east Texas.

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Ozinga Brothers more than open to GE’s CNG In A Box

The leader in compressed natural gas-fueled mixer truck operation—110 rear and front discharge vehicles to date—Ozinga Brothers Inc. has stepped up fueling infrastructure work to accelerate a fleet migration from diesel to CNG power, and support a new venture, Ozinga Energy, LLC.

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MMC deploys TruStar infrastructure for inaugural CNG-powered mixers

Madison, Miss.-based MMC Materials Inc. has rolled out the Southeast’s first compressed natural gas-powered concrete mixer fleet, ramping up for delivery of 12 McNeilus Ngen (Next Generation Initiatives) models with the installation of a TruStar Energy Portable Fuel Station (PFS). The natural gas compressor and related infrastructure are suitably scaled to the company’s Jackson plant, where drivers conclude their work day hooking up trucks for overnight refueling.

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Fuel efficiency marks Case interim Tier IV-compliant loader

Case Construction Equipment announced the 521F wheel loader at World of Concrete in February, citing a 12 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous E-Series model, plus faster acceleration and quicker cycle times. The machine is available in standard Z-bar, extended reach and tool-carrier models, and is the latest offering in the company’s F-Series wheel loader line, which boasts premium features and industry-leading performance, productivity and efficiency.

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