Concrete Products is the leading source for Concrete Plants, Concrete Mixers, Precast, and Ready Mix news.
 
 

 

Central Concrete aligns with admixture supplier Pervious Plus Inc.

Source: U.S. Concrete Inc., Houston

Major northern California ready mixed producer Central Concrete Supply Co. will adopt an admixture, Pervious Plus, formulated to improve pervious concrete mix workability and finished slab durability. An agreement with Pervious Plus Inc. of Citrus Heights, Calif., will see Central Concrete market the brand and add the pervious mix to EF Technology, a family of environmental products promoted throughout the operations of parent U.S. Concrete.

Read more: Central Concrete aligns with admixture supplier Pervious Plus Inc.

Pervious, RCC admixtures mark chemical giant Momentive’s concrete entry

Source: Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Columbus, Ohio; CP staff

A company formed in late-2010 from Momentive Performance Materials and Hexion Specialty Chemicals—successors to GE Silicones and Borden Chemical—debuted its HexiCrete product line for producers and contractors at World of Concrete (January 18–21, Las Vegas). Charter offerings are pervious and roller compacted concrete admixtures, zero-VOC Type I & II curing compounds, and a penetrating sealer.

Read more: Pervious, RCC admixtures mark chemical giant Momentive’s concrete entry

McNeilus-influenced Freightliner 114SD fills final post-Sterling vocational void

Sources: Freightliner Trucks, Fort Mill, S.C.; CP staff

Not waiting for ConExpo-Con/Agg in March, Freightliner chose World of Concrete (January 18–21, Las Vegas) to unveil a set-forward axle (SFA) chassis geared for federal bridge formula-bound mixers and dumps. The 114SD SFA joins M2 and Coronado models, rounding out a heavy-duty portfolio Freightliner shored up following the sunset of sister brand Sterling Trucks.

Read more: McNeilus-influenced Freightliner 114SD fills final post-Sterling vocational void

Employer protests compel OSHA retreat on workplace noise interpretation

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has withdrawn its proposed "Interpretation of OSHA's Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise." Published last October in the Federal Register, it would have clarified the term "feasible administrative or engineering controls" in the agency's noise standard.

Read more: Employer protests compel OSHA retreat on workplace noise interpretation

Technology, training reinforce 2011 Precast Show

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Indianapolis; CP staff

After three years of recession, the construction industry enters 2011 marked with signals of stability, followed by recovery and prospective robust conditions toward mid-decade. The industry poised to emerge will be leaner and greener than ever, contends NPCA, sponsor of the 2011 Precast Show, January 25–29 in Charlotte, N.C.

Read more: Technology, training reinforce 2011 Precast Show