Concrete Products

NOV 2013

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Concrete VOL. 116. NO. 11 Contents NOVEMBER 2013 C O N C R E T E P R O D U C T S . C O M COVER STORY, P. 35 ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL Serial grievances aimed at volumetric mixer fleet, Short Load Concrete, backfire on Operating Engineers 10 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS • Ex-DOT chief LaHood: Gas tax increase key to 'big bold vision' for infrastructure • Fall protection, hazard communication top OSHA violations tally for FY2013 12 NEWS SCOPE • Coal-, steel-tested investor WL Ross enters concrete, aggregates with Texas' Crockett, Highland and Wallach brands • County Materials bridges Illinois ties in Prestress Engineering deal • Mobile platform, domestic business position Command Alkon for strong 2014 • Northfield Block issues industry's premier Health Product Declaration • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope sponsors Museum of Modern Art conference 20 BRIEFS PHOTOS: Dolese Bros. Co. Dolese Bros. Yukon Batch Plant tops 2013 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards Category D (100,000–200,000 yd./annual volume). The producer's Ardmore and Cushing Batch Plants also placed, along with 12 other operations. Showcase starts on page 24. LEED-LIKE GARAGE, P. 30 CHAMPION DRIVER, P. 16 • Concrete Masonry Day in Florida • 2014 CIM World of Concrete Auction • Nixon takes helm at CTLGroup 41 INNOVATIONS • Active Minerals rheology modifier, anti-settling agent suits zero slump to SCC mixes • Fortrans dry flocculent agent removes fines from concrete plant settling basins 45 MARKETPLACE CLASSIFIEDS 48 FINAL FORM • Quikrete-enabled artist interprets beehive in 600-bag exhibit MMC Materials' Jason Nelson november 2013 • 3

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