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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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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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Industry strength evident in Precast Show metrics and agenda

The Precast Show 2020, staged last month in Fort Worth, Texas, saw more than 4,000 attendees, 350 exhibitors, 100-plus hours of live education and various special events. The National Precast Concrete Association and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute jointly hosted the event.

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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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Advanced Concrete Technologies marks milestone anniversary with Texas verve

New Hamshire-based Advanced Concrete Technologies celebrated 30 years of North American partnerships last month during The Precast Show in Fort Worth, with a traditional Lonestar State night out for customers and associates—a barbeque dinner followed by a rodeo. Before the ridin’ and ropin’ started at the historic Cowtown Coliseum at the Fort Worth Stockyards, the hosts shared thoughts on the company’s three decades of success.

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