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Volumetric mixer truck specialist Cemen Tech has signed Elliott Equipment Co. as Midwest dealer, working with city and state government accounts in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Elliott Equipment has full-service facilities in Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa; Lincoln, Neb.; Grandview, Mo.; and, Commerce City, Colo.

Ahead of their April 11-17 gathering in Munich, bauma 2016 organizers have expanded the event’s digital presence. In addition to the main show website,, the event is the subject of a social media campaign.

40 CE 150The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has scheduled education meetings to help exhibitors prepare for a successful experience and improved results during ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2017, March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The sessions are set for March 2 in Las Vegas (Convention Center) and August 23 in Chicago (Loews Chicago O’Hare).


42 baumai 150Concrete formwork engineers and manufacturers continue to orient their systems to construction speed and contractor profitability. Messe München, manager of the bauma 2016 trade fair, April 11-17 in Munich, cites examples of exhibitors’ new and upgraded forming equipment and technology: A new development from Peri, a formwork and scaffolding technology company based in Weissenhorn, Germany, is aimed at foreign markets with a colder climate. Peri combined its proven Maximo wall formwork system with optional, easy-to-mount heating modules. Heating ensures that concreting work can be carried out even at low temperatures since the hydration process is not inhibited. Another Peri innovation set for Munich is an automatic climbing system especially designed for high-rise building cores with medium to large dimensions. New hydraulic units supply the power to climbing hydraulic cylinders, which produce a hoisting capacity of 40 tons. Due to this high load-bearing capacity, large concrete placing booms can also be raised and supported during operation.

The American Concrete Institute has added two books to the Concrete Craftsman Series for industry professionals, joining Slabs-on-Ground, Supported Beams and Slabs and Shotcrete for the Craftsman titles.