Hycontrol SHIELD Lite SPS

6 key benefits of Hycontrol’s SHIELD silo protection system

When it comes to employee and equipment safety, the SHIELD silo protection system from Hycontrol has revolutionized how plants operate. This turn-key system provides control and test functions to prevent silo over-pressurization and filter blinding, and comes packed with operational advantages.  #1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: SHIELD reduces environmental emissions through properly controlled deliveries. #2 FASTER & … Continue reading 6 key benefits of Hycontrol’s SHIELD silo protection system

Revisiting Concrete Pipes: Why They Continue to Dominate

Concrete pipes go back. Way back. Blueprints dated around 1894 detail the construction of a sewer in St. Paul, Minnesota, featuring reinforced concrete pipe installed around 1887. St. Paul and other cities in Minnesota are only now replacing the infrastructure that has been in place for more than 100 years. If that doesn’t speak to … Continue reading Revisiting Concrete Pipes: Why They Continue to Dominate

Concrete trade show season 2018

At the start of every year, we pack our bags and head across the country to visit with current and new customers at industry trade shows. These trade shows also give us a great opportunity to meet other concrete and masonry professionals from around the world. Which trade show will we see you at?   … Continue reading Concrete trade show season 2018

Planning for 2018: 4 Things Construction Professionals Need to Know

The time has come to evaluate 2017’s budget and plan for next year.   While the future is never certain, we’ve compiled a few predictions you should consider as you create next year’s goals. 1. Interest in decorative concrete is on the rise As the economy grows and more millennials buy homes, low-maintenance features are … Continue reading Planning for 2018: 4 Things Construction Professionals Need to Know

Precast’s Top Secret: The Standley Multi-Flow Color System

Add the Standley Multi-Flow Color System to your batching plant for fast and accurate color dispensing. With the flexibility to use either powdered or granular pigments, our system allows you to switch between the two with zero modifications or downtime. From blocks and pavers to precast panels and bagged mixes, the Multi-Flow Color System will … Continue reading Precast’s Top Secret: The Standley Multi-Flow Color System

It Came From Outer Space: Lunar Concrete

There’s a lot of buzz around our region as our neighbors at Southeast Missouri State University gear up for the solar eclipse happening next week. Cape Girardeau will be in complete darkness at an unusual time: 20 minutes after 1 in the afternoon. Or when the moon will completely block out the sun. Even if … Continue reading It Came From Outer Space: Lunar Concrete

Reduce Waste by Choosing Precast

Building with concrete comes with numerous benefits; however, precast and prestressed concrete includes these features: Rapid installation time Usable for complicated or simple projects No need for mixing trucks on-site Ideal for organizations with a set project flow In addition, precast concrete is used for a variety of construction projects, including residential buildings, roads, bridges, … Continue reading Reduce Waste by Choosing Precast

Why we Love Precast/Prestressed Concrete

It’s no secret we’re fascinated with concrete and methods for using this versatile construction component. Learn why we believe prestressed concrete is a building material of choice in our latest blog post.

The 2016 Trend to Invest in This Year

While concrete pavers look lavish, recent innovations have shown increased benefits for communities that use them for side roads instead of asphalt. For example, in Atlanta, Georgia, a city very prone to flooding, city officials had six miles of permeable pavers installed to cut down water backup. Since asphalt is one mass, proper drainage will … Continue reading The 2016 Trend to Invest in This Year

2 Awesome Raw Material Alternatives

While fly ash and Portland cement are the big dogs in terms of raw materials for adding to cement, there are other alternatives ready to make a name for themselves. Silica fume This fine, glass-like powder is collected from electric arc furnaces. This multipurpose concrete mixture is made of water-soluble particles. These particles chemically react … Continue reading 2 Awesome Raw Material Alternatives