Concrete Products

JUN 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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Page 30 of 55 June 2019 • 29 BRIEFS MANUFACTURERS Vancouver, Wash.-based Columbia Machine Inc. is establishing a regional support and manufac- turing center after closing on the assets of Bikle Manufacturing Inc. in Smithsburg, Md., a big board machine mold repair and related services provider for Northeast block & paver producers. "Our customers have been asking us to pro- vide mold repair and parts support on the East Coast. We have been searching for the ideal location, capabilities, and people to bring this to fruition for a couple years," says Columbia Machine CEO Rick Goode. "Bikle's location, expertise and nearly 50 years of manufacturing experience give us an optimum position in supporting our East Coast customers and expanding our North America coverage," adds Director of Mold Sales and Engi- neering Kevin Gilchrist. Columbia Machine is now able to stock standard unit masonry molds, perform repairs and create a regional hub to offer new molds from its global manufacturing network. The Maryland facility com- plements sister North American service centers at Vancouver headquarters, plus Ontario, Calif., Orlando, Fla., and Mississauga, Ont. BICKLE MFG. DEAL NETS COLUMBIA MACHINE AN EAST COAST BASE GeT Level Sensors on your Radar NCR-80 non-contact radar measures reliably in dusty cement, sand, and gravel. Measure silo inventory using 80 GHz frequency focused in a narrow 4° beam angle with accuracy of 0.2 inches. Get data from the BinView web app, Binventory software, or panel meter displays. 402-434-9102 402-426-4181 © 2019 Concrete Equipment Company. An Oshkosh Corporation Company. • Proven, rugged, and innovative design • Simple, quiet, durable • Environmentally friendly • Maintenance friendly • Extended life wear components H O R I Z O N T A L R E V E R S I N G M I X E R ( H R M )

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