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World of Concrete draws best crowds since 2009

Sources: Informa Exhibitions, Irving, Texas; CP staff

World of Concrete 2018 logged just over 58,000 registered attendees from the concrete and masonry business, plus 1,567 exhibitors—302 of them new this year—promoting equipment, products, materials and services across nearly 750,000 square feet of Las Vegas Convention Center indoor and outdoor space.

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Builders renew plea for Trump to level federal contract field, sans PLA mandates

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

ABC and a coalition of construction and business associations continue to urge President Donald Trump to eliminate government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) on federal and federally assisted projects.

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International builds concrete fleet offerings with shortened cab HV models

Sources: Navistar Inc., Lisle, Ill.; CP staff

International Truck has completed a transition from its WorkStar line with the HV Series Mid-Range Diesel trucks, including a bridge formula model—the set forward axle HV507 with rear-engine power take-off—suited for concrete delivery. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2018, the HV507 and set back axle HV607 are sized at 107-in. bumper-to-back-of-cab, powered by Cummins L9 or B6.7 engines, and serve as vocational market companions to the regional or long-haul HV513 and HV613 International introduced at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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BASF, CRH sign on to global, circular economy initiative

Sources: World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva; CP staff

BASF AG and CRH Plc are among 30 companies joining the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Factor10. The initiative seeks to advance principles of the circular economy, where the “take-make-dispose” economic model yields to one that is regenerative by design. Charter companies span 16 major sectors and report combined annual sales of $1.3 trillion.

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Liebherr marks pan mixer first: Independent shaft, agitator speed control

Sources: Liebherr Concrete Technology, Front Royal, Va.; CP staff

Liebherr Concrete Technology has announced North American market availability of the RIV 2.5 D Ring-Pan mixer, equipped with separate motors driving the main shaft and mixing arms plus agitator rotors. Shaft and agitator rotational speeds can be adjusted to specific concrete mix designs, and set at different rates for dry or wet loads and discharge cycles. Variable mixing control features make the model especially suited to high performance concrete.

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