That's right, it's trade show time. Again, next year, Standley Batch will be attending the World of Concrete (WOC) trade show in Las Vegas, Jan. 16 - 20. As an exhibitor, we see firsthand exclusive and original equipment from manufacturers around the world. That's about 1,300 different organizations occupying more than 500,000 square feet of … Continue reading It’s that time of Year Again…
Historically, dome architecture has been a favorite of powerful civilizations. To this day, the center of the concrete dome within the Pantheon bathes new and returning tourists in natural light. From Rome to Persia to Asia, many cultures have a period where domes were the architectural standard for their monuments and temples. It's no surprise … Continue reading Domes, Homes and New Tech
If you're interested in breaking into the residential or commercial industries for your concrete products, you should be aware of the pretty large differences between the industries. Commercial concrete covers a large range of potential projects, including paving, polishing, parking lots and full-on construction. Commercial projects usually require stronger concrete mixes over residential due to … Continue reading Exposing Commercial and Residential Concrete Project Differences
At Standley Batch Systems, Inc. we work with the best materials available to ensure your plant functions to the highest degree. The material of our choice for our plants is Epoxy-Coated Rebar. Fast facts: Epoxy-coated rebar is used in more than 65,000 bridges across the U.S. Epoxy coating is the second most powerful prevention for … Continue reading How Your Plant Can Measure Up to Your Projects
As a concrete manufacturer, you should be well familiar with Abram's law: a mixture's water to cement ratio determines the concrete's strength. In other words, excess water means weaker concrete. Serious concrete producers use precise tools for measuring their aggregate contents. And if you're not measuring moisture condition, you could be compromising your entire batch. … Continue reading Are You Monitoring the Most Potentially Destructive Ingredient in Your Aggregate?
In Missouri, the weather has been unpredictable this past summer, and we’re sure winter will follow suit. Every month this year was the hottest on record. Last summer was set to be the wettest in 121 years, and this year the lack of rain is taking its toll on farming. With the growing demand for … Continue reading How to Make Concrete Last
As a baby-powder like substance, Fly Ash is becoming one of the most important substances for the efficient production of concrete. So, what exactly is Fly Ash? Fly Ash is the remaining fragments from burned coal. Various equipment, like electrostatic precipitators or bag houses, collect Fly Ash as it burns off coal. The exact formula … Continue reading The Ingredient Your Concrete Needs