Concrete Products

MAY 2018

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 71 May 2018 • 29 In the concrete producƟon sector, the opƟmizaƟon of resources has become an important point for any business, no maƩer the size of it. Doing that while developing soluƟons which lower the environ- mental impact of a producƟon site is definitely a plus and that is what Matec can offer with its CWR plant. Matec is a worldwide leading manufacturer of water treatment plants which distributes its products in North America through Matec America, based in North Carolina. The CWR (Concrete and Water Recycling) plant is able to separa- te aggregates residue coming from the washing of mixer trucks, in order to reuse it in the producƟon process. This separaƟon is carried out by a reclaimer (usually a screw se- parator) in which the mixture of water and residue is discharged, to be precise it is discharged into a hopper. The dry solid is sepa- rated from the liquid and conveyed to the reclaimer outlet to be piled below it. The water and finer solid parƟcles which the reclaimer is not able to separate are sent to a homogenizing tank before entering a Matec filter press. In the Matec filter press, the solid parƟcles are blocked by the filtering cloths and under-cloths to form a cake with a low average moisture, whereas the filtered water passes through them and is collected in the lateral drainage system to end up in a clean water tank. The clean water is then used to both wash the reclaimer, avoi- ding any possible stoppage due to dry material accumulaƟon, and the trucks and mixers, creaƟng a closed loop cycle with the minimum request of clean water integraƟon. A system like Matec's cuts down on costs and waste, allowing companies in parƟcularly dry areas to save water. The drive behind CWR system and any other product by Ma- tec is the firm certainty that environment and industry can and must coexist to build an exciƟng tomorrow. Recover aggregates residue and clean and recycle water from truck and mixer washout Tel: 336 880 9036 BRIEFS PRODUCERS PRODUCERS Thomas Concrete recently acquired 21 Georgia ready mixed concrete production sites— eight active, the remaining idle or in standby mode—from Vulcan Materials Co. They strengthen the producer's metro Atlanta presence and bring the U.S. footprint of Swedish parent company, Thomas Concrete Group AB, to 70 plants across Georgia and the Carolinas. In addition to serving as U.S. operations headquarters, notes Thomas Concrete Group CEO Hans Karlander, "Atlanta is a large, growing and important market. The acquisition is part of the strategy we laid out in 2013 for a stronger and more coherent group enjoying a very significant local presence. The new plants in Georgia increase efficiency and synergies in production, distribution and sales. We are evaluating which of the idle plants will be restarted." The Southeast region's population continues to grow at higher rates compared to the U.S. average, he adds, fueling more construction activity. Overall business climate and jobs are also expanding with significant investments in manufacturing, distribution, logistics and recreation—spelling increased demand for building materials. Sunroc Corp., Orem, Utah, has closed on Arrowhead Concrete, a Rock Springs, Wyo., ready mixed operator with one fixed and one portlable plant. The assets extend Sunroc's scope in southwest Wyoming, join- ing two ready mixed plants (Rock Springs, Green River) along or near Interstate 80, plus two aggregate sites near Green River. The existing concrete and aggregates properties are transitioning from the Gorge Rock to Sunroc brand. "Having Arrowhead join the Sunroc team was a natural step in our growth and commitment to providing quality products and services here in Wyoming," says Sunroc Area General Manager Curg Murray. A subsidiary of Utah's Clyde Cos., Sunroc provides construction services, including concrete pumping, throughout Wyoming and the Intermountain West for public and private sector customers. Chaney Enterprises Chief Customer Officer Jan Holt was named to The Daily Record's listing of Maryland's Top 100 Women, recognizing outstanding achieve- ments demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leader- ship, and mentoring. Nearly 425 women were nominated this year; honorees were chosen by a panel of business profession- als and previous Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state. Prior to joining Chaney nearly 10 years ago, Holt served as chief marketing officer for The Brick Companies and marketing manager for Outback Steakhouse. She was the first (2015) female president of the Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association, and remains a director. She devotes time to the Chaney Foundation, and is a member of the Maryland General Assembly's 21st Century School Facilities Commission. "Maryland's Top 100 Women create change and break barriers in their professional worlds but also make a difference at home and Jan Holt PHOTO: CarbonCure Technologies

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