Concrete Products

FEB 2019

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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30 • February 2019 "ASCE-NH is grateful to have partnered with Shea Concrete Products on the 1st Annual Engineers Day Conference," says chapter president Logan Johnson. "One of our goals was to offer more scholarships to students pursuing engineering degrees. Through several initiatives, including the Engineers Day Conference, we have been able to triple our scholarship budget for the year. As a volunteer organization, we are sometimes limited by the resources available to us and we are so thankful for Shea Concrete Products engagement with our organization and their support of our goals." "Through this event, ASCE-NH is able to provide scholarships to engineering stu- dents and we wish them great success in helping students achieve their goals. We look forward in continuing to support them in future events," adds Shea Concrete Presi- dent Greg Stratis. Virginia-based Smith-Midland Corp. cites a new watermark in the 28-year history of its Slender- Wall envelope system: A 150,000-plus-sq.-ft. installation at 800 Harbor Boulevard in Week- hawken, N.J. The 586-unit apartment building will be clad in white acid-etch finished Slen- derWall panels. Smith-Midland had worked with 800 Harbour lead architect Marchetto Higgins Stieve on a Port Imperial, N.J., multi-unit proj- ect, Nine on the Hudson, that opened in 2018. The new building is phase one of a $375 million-plus Hartz Mountain Industries Inc. development that will include residential, retail, office, hotel and recreation facilities. The projects will complement Lincoln Harbor redevelopment efforts that Hartz Mountain commenced five years ago. Lincoln Harbor encompasses 60 acres of prime waterfront land with dramatic views of midtown Manhattan plus direct ferry and rail service. BRIEFS PRODUCERS In partnership with Spartanburg (S.C.) Com- munity College, Tindall Corp. Utility Division recently established a Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship program for students interested in developing their skills within the precast concrete industry. Participants commit to log- ging a minimum 30 hours/week in the Tindall headquarters plant, gaining experience while also working toward a college degree; they receive competitive wages, tuition assistance, and are eligible for employment with Tindall upon program completion. Once active in the program, participants will be eligible for medi- cal, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401(k) retirement options, paid vacation and holidays, and will have access to Tindall's on-site health clinic. "Tindall has a passion for maximizing the potential of its employees and we are thrilled to invest in students who want to learn within our company," says Vice President of Human Resources Kelly Scheib. "Hands-on experience is an asset for college students on the job hunt, and this program is exceptional in providing everything they need for a career in this field." SMITH-MIDLAND BOOKS RECORD ENVELOPE CONTRACT RENDERING: Marchetto Higgins Stieve Conventional sweep elbow blowouts cause ongoing system shutdowns. 45° and 90° elbows available in diameters from 1.25 to 18 inch, with flanges and socket-weld ends in tube, Schedule 10/40 and Schedule 80 pipe, in cast iron, carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel and specialized alloys depending on diameter. ABRASIVE CONCRETE MATERIALS BLOWING OUT YOUR PNEUMATIC CONVEYING ELBOWS? Prevent elbow failure by preventing material impact Unlike conventional "impact" elbows and "plugged-tee" elbows that rely on material impact to change direction, HammerTek's Smart Elbow design features a spherical chamber that protrudes partially beyond the desired 90º or 45º pathway. This causes a ball of material suspended in air to rotate— in the same direction as the air stream that powers it—gently deflecting incoming material around the bend without hitting the elbow wall. ® Ask for a Free, No-Risk Trial Offer 1-610-814-2273 Prevent elbow wear, blow-outs, recurring maintenance and shutdowns once and for all with Smart Elbow ® deflection elbows from HammerTek ® Lime, clay, sand, alumina, iron oxide, fly ash, granite, cement, shale, slag, clinker, cinders, aggregates and other abrasives wear through conventional sweep elbows because material must hit the elbow wall at high speed to change direction. Instead, the Smart Elbow design gently deflects material around the bend without impacting the elbow wall, providing concrete producers with three important benefits: Virtually no elbow wear, blowouts, replacement costs or related downtime Virtually no material degradation, reducing dust generation Reduced space requirements—about 40% shorter than sweep elbows 1 2 3 Smart Elbow deflection elbows at concrete plants still going strong after 15 years. EE-1024

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