Reinforced concrete alternative for 2020 and beyond

We’ve been using steel for centuries, with evidence suggesting steel tools have been around for 4,000 years. It wasn’t until the 1850s, however, that the Bessemer process, a technique for mass producing steel, was discovered. The steel industry exploded, as well as the use of reinforced concrete.  While still one of the strongest building materials … Continue reading Reinforced concrete alternative for 2020 and beyond

Prepping for Tomorrow’s Carbon Challenges

There is no substance as strong as concrete. However, cement, the main ingredient in concrete, has a huge eco footprint, and the process for creating concrete is energy intensive. With more and more companies and nations making zero-carbon pledges, things could quickly get challenging within the concrete industry. Carbon regulation It’s no secret that carbon … Continue reading Prepping for Tomorrow’s Carbon Challenges

3 Critical Strategies for Optimal Material Handling Plant Operation

When it comes to moving product, anything that slows down the process translates to profit loss. That’s why it’s important to work with an established plant designer when building or retrofitting a material handling plant. Here are three ways to optimize your production output. 1. Get your plant’s layout right The layout of a material … Continue reading 3 Critical Strategies for Optimal Material Handling Plant Operation

How to Find Qualified Employees for Your Precast Concrete Organization

Rebuilding efforts after the wildfire and hurricane damage last year are still underway. Unfortunately, with hurricane season starting up, there's a chance more destruction could follow. There's a lot of work to be done, and more might be around the corner. If your precast organization is feeling the pressure to fill orders, you're not alone. … Continue reading How to Find Qualified Employees for Your Precast Concrete Organization

Concrete Highlights: Exposed Aggregate

Exposed aggregate concrete is a form of decorative concrete achieved by removing the top layer of cement paste and revealing the underlying aggregate. It’s a great choice for landscaping because not only is it easy to customize but it’s stain and skid resistant too. In recent years, industry leaders have pushed the boundaries with exposed … Continue reading Concrete Highlights: Exposed Aggregate

How to solve most silo problems

If you’ve been in the concrete industry long, you know that without proper oversight and extensive monitoring, silos can have their share of issues. While most problems lead to a shortened operational life, other problems can put employees in jeopardy. That’s why we’ve partnered with Hycontrol to distribute their new SHIELD Silo Protection System as … Continue reading How to solve most silo problems

Comparing material handling conveyors

Our conveyors are not limited to concrete manufacturers. In fact, one of our customers needed a conveying solution for cheese transportation and handling. We designed a conveying system to fit without extreme changes to their current equipment setup. Industries we serve include steel/metal production power/energy mining/minerals recycled materials and, of course, cement To meet the … Continue reading Comparing material handling conveyors