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Euclid Chemical lands patent for low-dust fine aggregate

A new patent covers dust-limiting aggregate in the E3 epoxy grout series from Cleveland-based Euclid Chemical Co. Researchers developed the DL Technology to support worker safety by reducing the amount of handling and mixing dust in re-grouting routines typical of manufacturing or process equipment movement.

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US Mix fills market void, extends bagged product program for Oldcastle APG

Sakrete and Amerimix brand owner, Atlanta-based Oldcastle APG, has acquired a third pillar in dry mix and related compounds, US Mix Co. The transaction addresses a key production footprint gap; expands the APG network of aggregate and cementitious material packaging facilities to the thriving Denver, Colo., market; and, brings valuable materials science expertise plus US SPEC, another strong brand with department of transportation, engineer and specifier recognition.

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Smith-Midland nabs awards for inventory efficiency, social media

Virginia and North Carolina precast producer Smith-Midland Corp. earned first and third place honors in the National Precast Concrete Association’s Best Practices Awards program, spotlighted last month during the Precast Show in Fort Worth, Texas. Steel Reinforcing Shop Team Leader William Garcia and Welding Shop Supervisor Ernesto Ambrosio accepted the respective first and third place awards for:

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Concrete Sensors wires IoT-minded Hilti into maturity monitoring

Power tool giant Hilti USA has acquired the assets of Cambridge, Mass.-based Concrete Sensors, a developer of devices and companion software expediting curing status measurement. The deal extends Hilti’s Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio into new applications and strengthens its leadership as a construction productivity solutions source.

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FMI, Autodesk measure a ‘trust premium’ in construction value chain

In partnership with management consulting firm FMI Corp., Autodesk Inc. released findings at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 from an industry study, “Trust Matters: The High Cost of Low Trust,” through which 2,500-plus respondents the world over reveal how construction organizations exhibiting “very high” levels of trust achieve better financial performance than lower-scoring peers. Compared to the latter, “very high” trust entities generate more repeat business, retain more employees and drive a higher level of operational success.

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