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CatCaterpillar Inc. is discontinuing production of its on-highway vocational truck series, citing the current climate for heavy-duty vehicles and a restructuring plan aligning company businesses with existing conditions. It will cease taking orders but maintain support for the Class 8 CT660, CT680 and CT681 models in the field.


LigninA Finland research and technology specialist serving Europe’s forested Nordic countries cites a technique to convert lignin, a wood fiber binder and pulp mill byproduct, to a plasticizing agent competitive with synthetic and lignosulphonate-based concrete admixtures.


awareness iiConcrete Ontario, previously Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario, has launched a pedestrian and cyclist safety awareness campaign to educate the public on the various blind spots mixer drivers encounter, especially when it comes to persons and vehicles that may be crossing behind or passing the truck.

Sika iThe Swiss parent of Sika Corp. has closed on a forerunner in value-added flatwork, billing Los Angeles-based L.M. Scofield Co. as “a 100-year-old, family-owned company long established as the number one brand of concrete color additives and decorative products in North America.”

GroupThe Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation (RMC Foundation) kicked off a major fundraising campaign and celebrated its 25th anniversary at a reception during the 2016 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Convention last month in San Diego.