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Tindall Utility Division expansion budget approaches $30 million

Sources: South Carolina Department of Commerce, Columbia; CP staff 

A fixture in architectural and structural precast from Mid-Atlantic to Southeast to South Central markets plans a major capacity expansion in its home base. In conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Tindall Corp. has outlined a $27.9 million investment for a new Utility Division production facility in Spartanburg. 

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Dodge economist measures residential, commercial market declines

Sources: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York City; CP staff

“We are in recession. Full stop. No question about it," says Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch, addressing immediate and potential impact of Covid-19 response measures on North American construction activity. "We need to figure out the depth of this recession and what a potential recovery looks like.”

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QC ahead of dispatch in technology adoption; chats beckon

Source: BCMI Corp., Bellingham, Wash.

An analysis of ready mixed producers' leveraging of the mobile device ecosystem that has evolved since the iPhone's 2007 debut tracks widely adopted changes in functions like quality control, gradual reshaping of dispatch methods through cloud-based platforms, and advanced chat systems fostering productive team member collaboration. BCMI Principal Craig Yeack makes his case for "Industry is perfectly poised to deploy a mobile workforce" here.

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Command Alkon, Infotech power electronic ticketing network

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Command Alkon and Gainesville, Fla.-based infrastructure construction software provider Infotech are teaming to provide electronic material delivery ticketing free of charge through June 30. A new cloud-enabled network combines the companies' respective Connex platform and Doc Express service to remove the need for face-to-face jobsite interactions and ticket exchanges between suppliers, drivers and contractors.

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Drone Zone, UTV track on deck for Hardscape North America 2020

Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va. 

A Drone Zone and Utility Vehicle Test Track headline new offerings for this year's Hardscape North America, October 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville. Hardscape NA is produced by ICPI, with lead sponsors Belgard and Keystone Hardscapes, plus National Concrete Masonry Association and Brick Industry Association endorsements.

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