Concrete Products

APR 2012

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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v Contents COVER STORY, P. 20 As part of its turnkey batch plant contract, Marcantonini/MCT Supply delivered Strescon Ltd. site-assembled silos. Fabricated to fit in a shipping container routed from Perugia, Italy, to St. John, New Brunswick, each consists of telescoping segments, with 8.5-ft. base diameter, tapering 6 inches to the top. UNITED CONCRETE PRODUCTS, P. 10 CHAIRMANS' REPORTS PRECAST TEXTILE BLOCK, P. 22 Concrete VOL. 115 NO.4 products DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITORIAL Florida price-fixing case closed 4 MANAGEMENT Lasting lessons from business school 6 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS • Congressional leaders join Rally for Roads • Laborers' prod GOP leaders on Highway Bill • Romney merits ABC nod 10 NEWS SCOPE • DFW's 3 million-sq.-ft. parking structure • Carolinas Cement permit advances Titan America's integration 'ideal' • Oldcastle fast tracks Internet provider's satellite infrastructure • Besser technology nets operators real-time plant optimization 15 BRIEFS • NRMCA Committee, Chairman's Awards • W.B. "Bill" Allen, 1930-2012 20 FEATURES • Ace craftsmanship, modern concrete practice uphold Frank Lloyd Wright's textile block design • Quebec Concrete Pipe— All in for automation 36 INNOVATIONS REPORTS • HawkeyePedershaab ePak deploys latest in packerhead technology • Apilion machines, American Manufac- turing spark new era for Züblin MAB • Besser programs new Vision control for pipe 39 INNOVATIONS 45 MARKETPLACE CLASSIFIEDS A joint venture of longtime south Florida competitors U.S. Precast Corp. and Florida Rock and Sand Prestress Co. po- sitions the new entity, United Concrete Products, to offer expanded precast/prestressed girder and pile production. WWW.CONCRETEPRODUCTS.COM 48 FINAL FORM Natural-stone look comes to precast sports stadiums APRIL 2012 | 1

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