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3D printing informs Dayton Superior accessory prototyping

Source: Dayton Superior Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio

A new Innovation Center at Dayton Superior headquarters spans product showroom, chemical research and engineering laboratories; product testing and prototyping equipment; plus, contemporary training areas. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility is oriented around these business segments and functions:

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Insteel agreement paves American Spring Wire exit from PC strand

Sources: Insteel Industries Inc., Mt. Airy, N.C.; CP staff

Insteel Industries anticipates a mid-August closing on a $36 million deal for the prestressed concrete strand business of Ohio-based American Spring Wire Corp. Subsidiary Insteel Wire Products Co. is acquiring ASW’s Newnan, Ga., production facility and equipment, plus equipment at a second PC strand plant in Houston. Insteel Wire will lease the latter facility.

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FiveCubits measures up as newest Command Alkon division

Source: Command Alkon Inc., Birmingham, Ala.

Command Alkon has acquired Rosemont, Ill.-based FiveCubits, a [software as a service] SaaS-based fleet management and mobile computing solutions provider for ready mixed and bulk materials producers, trucking and hauling companies, and contractors.

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ASTM E60 eyes standard for sustainable manufacturing

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

A proposed standard under ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability, WK35702, Guide for Evaluation of Environmental Aspects of Sustainability of Manufacturing Processes, will assist users in adopting resource efficiency and environmentally friendly practices into daily operations.

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Materials Group: Highway authorization warrants years, not months

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

On behalf of members representing concrete and asphalt interests, the Highway Materials Group calls on Congress to pass a longer term transportation authorization bill following a temporary highway and bridge funding patch approved as Capitol Hill approached an August recess.

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