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Telescoping mixer truck chute reaches new safety, productivity possibilities

Sources: EZExtenz, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; CP staff

EZ-150World of Concrete 2015 outdoor exhibits proved well worth the navigation for attendees eager to observe a different take on the U-shaped assembly through which hundreds of millions of cubic yards of ready mixed flow annually.

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Cemex deploys first Peterbilt 567 set-forward front axle model

Sources: Peterbilt Motors Co., Denton, Texas; CP staff

Cemex567SFFA-150Peterbilt continues the evolution of its mixer- and dump-suited workhorse with a set-forward front axle (SFFA) version, which debuted at World of Concrete 2015 toward a June production target. Equipped with a McNeilus mixer body, Paccar PX-9 engine and Allison automatic transmission, the premier Model 567 SFFA is set to join the Cemex USA fleet.

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GivenHansco programs flagship Keystone suite for mobile applications

Sources: GivenHansco, Columbus, Ohio; CP staff

Extending its charter Dispatch, Truck Tracking and Financials suite beyond the desktop, GivenHansco premiered the Keystone On-Demand Mobile App at World of Concrete 2015. Designed and written in-house, and compatible with most Apple and Android devices, it provides ready mixed concrete sales personnel, plant managers and owners live business intelligence.

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Sakrete, master artisan Cheng team on craftsman-geared ShapeCrete

Sources: Sakrete of North America LLC, Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff

In collaboration with decorative-concrete ace Fu-Tung Cheng, Sakrete has announced a dry mix affording artisans and do-it-yourself homeowners a concrete that can be poured, rolled, pushed or molded into an infinite variety of designs and effects. Packaged in 20-lb. pails and formulated for a 30- to 60-minute work time, ShapeCrete is sold through arts & craft, hardware and home improvement retailers.

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Agency tracks 8 percent sand & gravel shipment gain, future supply concerns

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); Rock Products Magazine; CP staff

Construction aggregates production in 2014 reached an estimated 2.17 billion metric tons, valued at $19.8 billion and besting the prior year volume by more than 7 percent, according to the USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 report.

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