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Gate Precast proves Tennessee’s SHARPest safety & health-wise operator

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development scheduled an early December presentation of an award recognizing Gate Precast/Ashland as the state’s largest SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) Certified manufacturing facility. SHARP cites employers with exemplary safety and health management systems.

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TXI process turns concrete curing inside out

Under a “Practical solution to concrete shrinkage” banner, TXI ES&C has branded an internal curing process, intraCure, for portland cement-based products designed with the company’s rotary kiln lightweight aggregate.

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ASTM guide covers scanning electron microscopy for hardened concrete

Absence of standardized procedures for a method used since the 1960s to examine concrete specimens’ mix constituents, water/cement ratio and related quality control attributes has led to ASTM C1723–10 Standard Guide for Examination of Hardened Concrete Using Scanning Electron Microscopy. The new guide assists petrographers in performing scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and maximize the techniques’ utility in examining concrete, mortar and stucco specimens.

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Standley adds plant-wide, high-efficiency heating equipment line

Through a distribution agreement with Finland’s Polarmatic Oy, Standley Batch will offer the Turbomatic thermal energy unit, geared for all heating and heat treatment requirements in ready mixed or precast concrete operations. The unit affords quick thawing of frozen aggregates; efficient aggregate pre-heating and heating; and, warm water for mix dosing, form heating, or temperature control in batch plant or production enclosure work areas.

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