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NPCA opens revised Quality Control Manual to review, comments

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

The NPCA Quality Assurance Committee invites association members to weigh in on recently ratified changes for the Quality Control Manual for Precast Concrete Plants, 13th Edition. Through year’s end, it is accepting input on changes to Concrete Testing, Pipe, Box Culvert and other sections of the manual, which serves as the basis for NPCA Plant Certification.

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NRMCA continues Mixer Truck Rollover Survey

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

For the first time in more than a decade, NRMCA is conducting the Mixer Truck Rollover Survey, collecting data on ready mixed delivery vehicle accidents throughout 2017. The electronic form uses check and drop down boxes for ease of completion and data compilation; requires no personal or company names; and, can be obtained here. Completed forms can be submitted to and additional survey information obtained from NRMCA Executive Vice President, Compliance and Operations Gary Mullings, 240/485-1161, [email protected].

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NRMCA stakes pavement promotion on interactive ‘Pave Ahead’ portal

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

NRMCA has launched an educational campaign and website to assist the industry, policy makers and other stakeholders when deciding how to pave with safety, reliability, sustainability and cost in mind; and, provide a portal to the association’s no-fee “pavement design center.”

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Kryton hardens admixture portfolio in Cementec Industries deal

Sources: Kryton International Inc., Vancouver, B.C.; CP staff

Concrete waterproofing specialist Kryton has acquired Calgary-based Cementec Industries Inc., which supplies silica fume and Hard-Cem, an integral hardening admixture whose abrasion and erosion resistant properties can reportedly extend structures’ service life up to six times that of plain concrete. Cementec slab and infrastructure solutions can be used with the Krystol Internal Membrane system to provide what Kryton officials dub “Smart Concrete solutions,” saving time, eliminating exposure to silica dust and providing increased design flexibility.

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Cemex prepares launch of fully digital account management platform

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff

This month will see Cemex ready mixed, cement and aggregate operations in the U.S. and Mexico kick off a year-long, global deployment of Cemex Go, billed as a fully digital suite of services to help reduce customers’ administrative burden and free up time to focus on strategic business matters. Customers registering for the application will be able to work with the producer anytime and anywhere using multiple devices; review transaction histories; track shipments real-time via GPS; receive instant order status notifications; adjust orders; and, have full visibility and transparency of information they need to better manage their businesses.

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