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Filter Press, Reclaimer Round Up

Concrete plant/yard space limitations, tightening storm and process water management rules, escalating waste-concrete hauling and disposal costs, and sustainability-driven water recycling measures are prompting more producers to invest in mix reclaiming and slurry filter press equipment. Concrete Products visits key players in both categories.

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Insulated architectural precast panels: Value beyond building

Savvy builders know the true value of a building product must consider a combination of the purchase price, installation cost, and possible long-term operational savings it provides to the owner during the life cycle. At Enterprise Precast Concrete of Texas, Operations Manager Scott Davis is certain that a high-performance building envelope is one of the wisest investments that can be made on any commercial construction project, regardless of client or purpose.

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MCT advances concrete mix delivery and distribution for precast production

The MCT Concrete Distribution System is the result of Marcantonini Concrete Group engineers’ research & development efforts to achieve maximum functionality, efficiency and reliability for rapid transport of high and low slump mixes. Aerovan AV flying buckets can deliver concrete loads up to 750 feet/minute in a controlled way, whereby material safely reaches its point of transfer or placement swiftly without affecting any of its properties. A Wi-Fi control system, developed in-house alongside plant automation devices, synchronizes the buckets with the batch plant and casting machines. It is programmed to allow only the plant operator to override bucket position and machine status.

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BASF engineers synthetic hybrid fiber as steel alternative

MasterFiber MAC 360 FF, a new synthetic hybrid fiber developed to meet the performance targets of contractors, concrete producers and engineers, strengthens plastic concrete to minimize shrinkage and settlement cracking, while augmenting hardened slabs and structures’ post-crack flexural toughness.

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Haarup helps Valmont Utility scale rising prestressed pole demand

In 2016, Valmont Utility completed the installation of a new batching and mixing plant for concrete utility poles production in Bartow, Fla. The company is a leading fabricator of concrete and steel structures for the electric utility industry, and the central Florida operation is the largest source of static cast and spun prestressed concrete utility poles in the U.S.

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