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Stephens to produce, promote DrumBlaster mixer truck cleaning equipment

Sources: Stephens Mfg., Tompkinsville, Ky.; CP staff

Stephens Mfg. will manufacture, service and market the DrumBlaster Daily Washout System in North America under a new agreement with the equipment's Brisbane, Australia developer. Through a small control booth and telescoping, nozzle-tipped wand, the system automates rear or front discharge mixer truck drum cleaning, typically in five-minute cycles, and can reduce material build up on fins up to 85 percent compared to conventional washout routines. North American DrumBlaster installations since the system's 2017 market premier include sites running Stephens batch plants. 

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BMH Systems arrives in Astec portfolio, alongside Con-E-Co, Rexcon

Source: Astec Industries, Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Astec Industries has acquired Montreal-based BMH Systems, Inc., a concrete plant equipment manufacturer best known for the RollMaster reversing mixer drum. BMH product integration, Astec officials note, provides a comprehensive concrete plant offering in North America, enhances engineering expertise, creates cost synergy opportunities, and delivers a strong platform for Canadian market development.

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McNeilus mixer truck building shifts to Oshkosh, London plants

Sources: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., Dodge Center, Minn.; CP staff

McNeilus has confirmed plans for a phased, second half move of concrete mixer truck building from its Minnesota flagship to sister Oshkosh Corp. and London Machinery plants in Wisconsin and Ontario.

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ACI, PTI map Post-Tensioned Structural Concrete Code

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Post-Tensioning Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The American Concrete Institute and Post-Tensioning Institute have announced an expanded partnership, formalized through the new joint ACI-PTI Committee 320, Post-Tensioned Structural Concrete Code, in response to expressed industry need for building code requirements addressing the unique aspects of post-tensioned concrete design. 

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Salt River poised to add 250K tons to Intermountain Class F ash supply chain

Sources: Salt River Materials Group, Phoenix; CP staff

Salt River Materials Group (SRMG) and electricity operator PacifiCorp have entered a Fly Ash Marketing Agreement covering Rocky Mountain Power's Huntington plant in Utah, located about 150 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. It provides exclusive rights to process and market the facility's ASTM C618 Class F fly ash, and becomes the ninth such agreement in an SRMG management and marketing portfolio spanning Utah, Arizona and New Mexico coal-fired generating stations. 

Read more: Salt River poised to add 250K tons to Intermountain Class F ash supply chain