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PRODUCERS - APRIL 2016

Ontario-based Brampton Brick Ltd. was scheduled to close by this month on the concrete block line and other assets of Eurobloq Inc. in Boisbriand, Quebec. Valued up to $6 million, the transaction will add production and distribution capacity to meet demand for the suitor’s masonry and landscape products in Quebec and eastern Ontario.

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Energy Architecture alliance dovetails R. Ober executive transition

A recently penned strategic alliance will leverage the material handling system design-build expertise of San Antonio-based Robert Ober & Associates and its Plant Architects enterprise with the industrial design and project management capabilities of Energy Architecture, Houston. Notes Robert Ober, the alliance brings an unparalleled industrial design-build team to the marketplace, positioned “to offer clients a complete package for project development, project management and commissioning of material handling systems that no longer requires extensive outside contract consultants for office, shop and facility enclosures.”

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Global machinery trade fair expands its digital presence

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, www.bauma.de, the event is the subject of a social media campaign.

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MANUFACTURERS - MARCH 2016

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.

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bauma 2016 management tracks ramp up in concrete formwork offerings

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.

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