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Mack’s optimized lift axle, powertrain specs spell cement hauling fuel economy

Sources: Mack Trucks, Greensboro, N.C.; CP staff

Mack Trucks has unveiled a sensor technology, Load Logic, and 6x2 liftable pusher axle option for its Pinnacle highway tractor, citing the potential for fuel efficiency and driver productivity improvement in cement and other bulk material deliveries, where vehicles tend to haul out heavy and return empty.

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NCMA, ICPI call for Concrete Masonry Design Award entries

Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.

NCMA is accepting entries for the 2015 Concrete Masonry Design Awards of Excellence program through October 1. Cosponsored by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, the award program showcases design and construction excellence using manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape products – concrete masonry units, manufactured stone veneer, articulating concrete block, segmental retaining wall units and interlocking concrete pavers – in residential, commercial and landscape applications.

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Ferrara Bros. deal secures U.S. Concrete an unrivaled stake in the Big Apple

Sources: U.S. Concrete, Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

After closing on all of the equity interests in Flushing, N.Y.-based Ferrara Bros. Building Materials Corp., U.S. Concrete has reached a level of ready mixed production and delivery capability rare for a metro New York and New Jersey market operator.

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