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Beck, Con-Tech, Kenworth and Mack ensure robust CIM Auction payload

For the second year in a row, the Concrete Industry Management Auction at World of Concrete will have an equipment pool topped by two mixers, thanks to donations from Beck Industrial and Mack Trucks, plus Con-Tech Manufacturing, Kenworth Truck and Kenworth of Central Florida. Vehicle bidding will cap the CIM Auction, January 23 in Las Vegas Convention Center Room N262.

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Cemex Ventures funds job progress-tracking app developer

The venture capital unit of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. has invested in StructionSite, a new technology player promoting digital worksite models to reduce time required to calculate construction progress—a function representing up to 2 percent of total project costs. StructionSite software generates models with images from 360-degree view cameras. Through the user’s position, plus Computer Vision and Machine Learning technologies, it analyzes and illustrates exterior and interior work status. The application obtains contextualized information to enable strategic decision making, along with improved coordination between project principals and the trades. It offers what Cemex Ventures calls deep differential value by combining support on a web-based platform and mobile application, plus ease of use and integration with other tools to streamline information flow.

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Distributor Alley-Cassetty gains masonry production in LoJac deal

Nashville-based Alley-Cassetty Companies Inc., one of largest independent and family owned masonry distributors, has entered a purchase agreement to acquire the block, brick and stone assets of LoJac Materials, Inc., serving the middle Tennessee market from three locations. Projected to close this month, the transaction will expand Alley-Cassetty’s reach from 11 to 14 locations in the Southeast.

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Cemex veteran Mack brings pavement depth to ACPA chairmanship

Cemex Director of Market Development–Commercial Strategy Jim Mack was elected 2019 American Concrete Pavement Association chairman during the group’s annual meeting, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., under the “Celebrating Concrete Victories” banner. Based at Cemex USA Houston headquarters, Mack succeeds Chuck Niederriter, who during a traditional passing of the gavel noted how Mack is the first ACPA chairman to have served with a cement company, regional shipper’s group, ACPA-affiliated Chapter, ACPA National and the Portland Cement Association.

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Marcotte, Cortex exploit sensors’ potential across mixer truck spectrum

Batch controls and concrete plant automation developer Marcotte Systems has entered a technology-integrating partnership with Cortex Ltd., a fleet management program and Internet of Things (IoT) device specialist. The Marcotte Control platform adjusts the required quantity of each mix constituent during batch execution, while preserving key ratios and volumetric yield. All parameters such as local material properties, density, absorption, granularity, moisture and temperature are used to smart-balance concrete mixes. The Cortex 360 solution encompasses a complete set of sensors specifically designed for ready mixed delivery and quality control—drum rotation, water-added measurement and precise auto-statusing among them.

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