Concrete Products

FEB 2014

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 41 of 80 February 2014 • 39 and pneumatic components and pipes han- dling large quantities of bulk materials. Mac Process, North America's largest supplier of pneumatic conveying and air fl- tration systems, and Schenck AccuRate, a leader in the manufacture and supply of dry material feeders and weighing technologies, announce the offcial merging of the two businesses. Both companies are part of the global Schenck Process Group and have in- tegrated their operations in North America under the name Schenck Process LLC. Schenck Process manufacturing will continue in Whitewater, Wis., and Sabetha, Kan., and the company headquarters will be located in Kansas City, Mo. Integration ef- forts began in 2012, resulting in streamlined processes between the two operations, which have ensured quick response time for cus- tomers and the ability to provide state of the art pneumatic conveying, fltration, weighing and feeding systems from one supplier. The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has released three new resources to help businesses take advantage of equipment fnance benefts. A video, dig- ital toolkit and infographic highlight how companies of all types and sizes can use leasing and fnancing to their strategic ad- vantage to acquire the equipment they need to operate. The tools are available at www. The video, "How Equipment Finance Equips Business for Success," examines ways businesses are using leasing and fnancing to acquire the equipment that helps the country thrive. The 12-page "Equipment Fi- nance Advantage" digital toolkit shows how businesses make the best possible equip- ment-fnancing decisions and discusses what a business owner needs to know before entering a fnancing agreement. "The Road to Equipment Finance" infographic offers a snapshot of equipment fnancing, giving readers a visual explanation of how the ser- vice positions businesses for success. "There's a reason seven out of 10 com- panies lease or fnance their equipment— it makes good business sense," says ELFA President William Sutton. "As [the video, toolkit and infographic] point out, equip- ment fnance is not only a smart and fexible equipment solution for businesses, it's also an engine for U.S. economic growth, foster- ing innovation, supporting manufacturing and creating jobs." The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affliates (SOCMA), a trade association representing batch, custom and specialty chemical manufacturers, has awarded the Lanxess Corp. Baytown facility the 2013 Silver Award for Product Stewardship. The award recognizes the plant's exemplary ef- forts and achievements in improving its environmental, health, safety and secu- rity. The honor is given as part of SOCMA's annual Performance Improvement Awards, sponsored by ChemStewards, SOCMA's EHS&S initiative. The Baytown, Texas, plant has received the award six times, the 2013 honor an- nounced at SOCMA's 92nd Annual Dinner in New York City. Lanxess participates in the ChemStewards program, which en- courages companies to operate their facil- ities in a manner that guarantees safety and environmental compliance to all stakeholders. The Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit's production site in Baytown was recognized for its efforts to provide customers, distributors and other product stakeholders with information on the safe use, transport and dispose of chemicals. The award refects what company offcials note is a commitment to workers and neighbors in the Baytown com- munity, and constant product improvement. BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS Automaton • Controls • Electrical • Mechanical • Fire/Life-Safety 7115 Northland Terrace, #400 • Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 • 763-544-4131 products by If we aren't in the mix, your production and quality may be out of control. PACKAGED CONCRETE Mixing it up for over 25 years! Visit us at the 2014 Precast Show, Booth #1308 PAVERS PIPE PRECAST BLOCKS WORLD CLASS BATCHING CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR: Concrete Products February 2014.indd 39 1/28/2014 1:45:03 PM

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