Concrete Products

JUL 2017

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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C O N C R E T E P R O D U C T S . C O M VOL. 120 NO. 7 Contents JULY 2017 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL Bluegrass, Aggregates deals speak to healthy Martin Marietta, Vulcan Materials rivalry • FMCSA idles costly truck insurance coverage scheme • OSHA adds year to boom crane operator certification requirement target • Report connects stormwater harvesting to 'sustainability dividends' • FHWA spotlights precast bridge deck panels, UHPC connections • Equipment manufacturers quantify Infrastructure Advantage • Forterra, Thompson Pipe trade gravity and pressure pipe production assets • Gate Precast uses hollow core to lower costs for hotel project • Parking structure ace enriches new owner • Deere deep in paving equipment with Wirtgen deal • Contractors, CIM formed-surface research: Mockups best ACI 347 criteria • Inaugural Commercial Construction Index highlights healthy sector • Louisiana ash terminal joins Charah MultiSource Network • Quartz, binders make good recipe for Rugged Concrete counter • Paris Accord prompts cement companies' low-carbon production method audit • Lafarge Canada ushers responsibly sourced concrete in North America • McInnis Cement's $1.5 billion, 2 million tpy Port-Daniel – Gascons plant • Schluter Systems' BMH-equipped Plattsburgh, N.Y. bagging operation Two miles of tilt-up 17 NEWS SCOPE 44 FEATURES 104 FINAL FORM July 2017 • 3 8 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 100 INNOVATIONS COVER STORY, P. 44 SCHLUTER SYSTEMS, P. 48 VALMONT UTILITY, P. 92 CONEXPO-CON/AGG, P. 32 From an eastern Quebec perch easily accessing Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets, McInnis Ce- ment prepares for commercial operation. The producer began loading four 30,000-tonne cement silos—linked to a marine terminal equipped to load ships at 2,000 tonnes/hour—in June. PHOTOS: Don Marsh 32 BRIEFS 51 BUYERS' GUIDE 92 INNOVATIONS REPORT

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