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Concrete Sensors wires IoT-minded Hilti into maturity monitoring

Sources: Hilti USA, Plano, Texas; CP staff

Power tool giant Hilti has acquired the assets of Boston-based Concrete Sensors, a developer of devices and companion software expediting curing status measurement. The deal extends Hilti’s Internet of Things portfolio into new and important applications, and strengthens its leadership as a construction productivity solutions source.

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Ready mixed producers quantify double-digit carbon footprint cut

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

Data behind a new NRMCA life cycle assessment report for finished concrete shows how ready mixed producers, through more efficient use of portland cement, have cut the respective carbon footprints of 4,000 psi and 8,000 psi orders by 13 percent and 20 percent since 2014. The association surveyed 155 member producers representing 1,954 ready mixed plants, analyzing data on material throughput and other metrics reflecting net energy consumption in slabs or structures.

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Kenworth, Con-Tech time charity-rooted auction with ConExpo-Con/Agg

Sources: Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash.; CP staff

Kenworth Truck, Kenworth of Central Florida and Con-Tech Manufacturing are providing a T880S-mounted BridgeKing mixer for auction on March 13, the fourth day of ConExpo-Con/Agg, Las Vegas. Proceeds will support Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minn.; Make-a-Wish of Minnesota; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and, Wounded Warrior Project. 

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Oldcastle APG fills market void, adds bagged product depth in US Mix deal

Sources: Oldcastle APG, Atlanta; CP staff

Sakrete and Amerimix brand owner Oldcastle APG has acquired a third pillar in dry mix and related compounds, US Mix Co. The transaction fills a key production footprint gap; expands the APG network of aggregate and cementitious material packaging facilities to the thriving Denver, Colo., market; and, brings valuable materials science expertise plus US SPEC, another strong brand with department of transportation, engineer and specifier recognition.

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Whistleblowing-driver prevails in claims against fleet owner

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA is testing Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) whistleblower protection provisions by ordering a defunct Connecticut motor carrier and its co-owner to pay more than $150,000 in backpay, fines and attorney's fees to settle a complaint surrounding management practices and trucking regulations compliance. Investigators found that the carrier retaliated against a driver who voiced concerns about faulty vehicle maintenance, including missing or inoperative headlights and air pressure leaks, and a directive to violate Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours of service regulations. 

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