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Continental Mixers integrates Kimble Mfg. concrete division

Kentucky-based Continental Mixers Solutions, LLC has closed on the concrete mixer division of Kimble Manufacturing Co., and executed a transition plan to continue uninterrupted production of the brand’s rear discharge trucks.

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Safety perches above all operating priorities in NRMCA program

A program unveiled at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s ConcreteWorks 2019 conference is dedicated to reinforcing a culture of safety across all facets of the industry and ensure workers end their day at the plant the same way they started it—alive and healthy. ThinkFirst emphasizes thoughtful and strategic actions throughout the order production and delivery cycle, program developers note, and will lead to a decrease in injuries, illnesses and fatalities while increasing worker retention and positive workplace morale.

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Galvanized bar demonstrates potential for century-plus service life

Ft. Worth, Texas-based metal coating solutions provider AZZ Inc. reports that its continuous galvanized rebar (CGR) product, Galvabar, has been found to provide reliable concrete reinforcement with a plausible service life exceeding 100 years. A Texas A&M University College of Engineering research team, addressing last month’s Tran-SET seminar at the school’s Center for Infrastructure Renewal in Bryan, presented findings from an investigation examining cost-effectiveness and longevity of different concrete reinforcements.

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Maschmeyer, Ozinga, Miles delivery professionals raise the bar

Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida delivery professional Luis Martinez took the 2019 National Mixer Truck Driver Championship, staged last month during the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association ConcreteWorks 2019 conference in Kissimmee, Fla. He received a $5,000 check from NRMCA affiliate, the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, which was among 22 sponsors of an event whose record 96-driver pool tackled eight-station driving course and six-point ability challenges, plus written exam. Based in Orlando, Martinez has been driving for Maschmeyer Concrete for five years and was 2017 Florida Concrete & Products Association State Safety & Skills Competition runner up.

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Cor-Tuf strengthens UHPC advancement with new partnership

Cor-Tuf, the exclusive licensed producer of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-patented ultra-high performance concrete, has formalized an agreement with Virginia-based Precast Systems Engineering, LLC. Under the partnership, Cor-Tuf will help PSE develop the UHPC mixing technology for project-specific uses, utilizing local supplemental constituents. Additionally, PSE will support Cor-Tuf as a structural engineering resource to advance the technology and promote the continued development of Cor-Tuf UHPC.

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