Concrete Products

NOV 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. 70 NO. 11 Contents NOVEMBER 2017 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL EPA Administrator enlists cement, concrete stakeholders in Smart Sectors partnership • Vacuum does Park Service's heavy lifting for steps to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue • Labor Department organizes Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion • Iron Workers' rebar, P-T safety standards take hold in California • EPA pushes back on litigious groups • Electronic Logging Device mandate draws near • Polaris Materials deal, Philadelphia market entry top of mind at U.S. Concrete • Headwaters, BMT combination complete • HeidelbergCement sustainability equation: Less carbon, zero accidents • Oldcastle, Vulcan veteran joins Forterra • CRH, Ash Grove Cement deal right on track • Eastern Concrete, Cemex, Maschmeyer delivery pros rise to challenge • Mixer driver survey finds lower vacancy rates, fewer capacity constraints • Processor allocates air-entraining Vinsol resin for admixture accounts • PermaStrong defends against hurricanes, tornados • Quality control trumps tradition in Amerimix "Ditch the Sand Pile" campaign • DIY market in store for hardscape retailer Pioneer A salute to 2017 NRMCA Environmental Excellence Award recipients Aggregate Industries Northeast Region, Preferred Materials, Titan Virginia Ready-Mix, Cemstone Products, Dickinson Ready Mix, GCC Mid-Continent, CalPortland Co. and Central Concrete Supply. • Clean diesel program benefits concrete mixer fleets • Mack updates Granite interior, rolls out new flagship tractor60 CRETE House showcases efficiency, market appeal of concrete 28 BRIEFS 36 FEATURE 60 FINAL FORM November 2017 • 3 7 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 50 INNOVATIONS REPORT COVER, P. 16 CONTINENTAL'S NEW BRIDGE BREED, P. 56 Aiming for the closest, safest stopping point, National Mixer Truck Championship contestants ap- proach their first challenge course station. With a record pool of nearly 100 contestants gathered in Texas, this year's National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-sponsored event was fittingly staged on concrete pavement. PHOTOS: Concrete Products NRMCA ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS, P. 36 12 NEWS SCOPE 54 INNOVATIONS REPORT

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