Concrete Products

JUL 2015

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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48 • July 2015 Cummins Inc. has outlined new environmental sustainability goals for its products in-use and managed freight logistics. They follow last year's announcement of the company's frst comprehensive Glob- al Environmental Sustainability Plan spanning water, waste and en- ergy use goals in facilities and operations. Cummins is eyeing carbon dioxide emissions reduction by part- nering with customers to improve fuel effciency of products in-use, the largest part of its CO2 footprint. The manufacturer pledges by 2020 to reach an annual reduction of 3.5 million metric tons of car- bon dioxide, which equates to CO2 emissions from the consumption of 350 million gallons of fuel. "With millions of engines and generators in service around the world, there's no question in my mind that Cummins has the global reach to make a difference for the environment," says Executive Director Worldwide Environmental Strategy and Compliance Brian Mormino. By the end of 2020, he adds, the company expects to assist with technology and processes that save customers 1.6 billion gallons of fuel, $6 billon, and 15 million-plus metric tons of CO2 emissions. Those benchmarks equate to taking 3.2 million passenger vehicles off the road. BRIEFS MANUFACTURERS FOX BUSINESS DISPATCHES CREW TO CEMEN TECH Cemen Tech, a leader in volumetric mixing equipment, was recently featured in Fox Business Network's Manufacturing Marvels series, which spotlights American plants and wares in two-minute segment. A video team spent a day capturing detailed processes at Cemen Tech's Indi- anola, Iowa, operation, focusing especially on the C860, a next gener- ation model introduced at 2015 World of Concrete. The Manufacturing Marvels appearance, notes Director of Sales & Marketing Mark Rinehart, is an "opportunity to share our 45 years history of manufacturing volumetric mixers with viewers across the United States. [It gives] current and potential customers an exclusive, behind the scenes view of how our mixers are made."

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