Industry and business news 11/9/18

Nov. 9, 2018

Coretex and Marcotte Systems strike technology partnership

October 30, 2018—Coretex, a leader in compliance and fleet management solutions, today announced a technology partnership with Marcotte Systems, a premier developer of process control and automation systems for the construction industry. The Coretex 360 construction solution provides dispatchers with granular, real-time visibility into the location, behavior and status of a construction supply operation. The system contains a complete set of HD sensors specifically designed for use in a ready-mix environment including bowl/drum rotation, water-added, load switch for aggregate and precise auto-statusing. Marcotte Systems delivers a field-proven suite of performance solutions. Marcotte CONTROL adjusts the required quantity of each batch constituent, in real-time during batch execution, while preserving key ratios and volumetric yield. The batch mix is automatically fine-tuned during the process. All parameters such as local material properties, density, absorption, granularity, moisture and temperature are used to smart-balance mixes.

Doosan Portable Power dealer Roland Machinery Co. expands with new location and acquisition

October 25, 2018—Roland Machinery Company, an authorized Doosan Portable Power dealer, is expanding its operations with the opening of a new location in Franksville, Wisc., and the recent acquisition of Heavy Equipment Specialist LLC, in Slinger, Wisc. Headquartered in Springfield, Ill., Roland Machinery Co. has been serving the heavy construction industry for 60 years. The company operates 17 locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, eastern Missouri, northwestern Indiana and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The new branch in Franksville will provide sales, rental, parts and service to the southeast Wisconsin market. The company also will increase service to northwest Milwaukee and the southern Fox Valley, Wisc., area with the acquisition of Heavy Equipment Specialist LLC in Slinger.

Ruckit Inc. unveils revolutionary new trucking management software to optimize the movement of bulk construction materials

October 25, 2018—Ruckit Inc. introduces the construction industry’s first collaborative logistics platform designed for bulk materials producers, trucking companies and general contractors, specifically addressing the unique needs of the trillion-dollar bulk materials transportation industry. Ruckit’s platform includes a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices that enables companies to efficiently dispatch, manage and track in real-time all trucks for a job, regardless of whether the truck is company-owned, leased-on or third-party. Its revolutionary bring-your-own-device platform approach requires no data plans or hardware in trucks to make them Ruckit-ready and delivers supply chain optimization to a fragmented construction industry, where 80% of the drivers are independent hired-haulers. In development for three years, the Ruckit platform digitizes construction workflows, which allows technology like artificial intelligence to be layered into the program to increase material movement efficiency and eliminate waste. Real-time route tracking allows dispatchers and construction managers to receive personalized trucking recommendations to improve loading/unloading times, optimize haul routes and make more informed dispatching decisions. Operations implementing the powerful logistics tool have realized up to one extra load per truck per day.

EquipmentWatch unveils new suite of fleet consulting products to solve large-scale fleet problems

October 24, 2018—EquipmentWatch, the world leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, has announced a new suite of fleet consulting products now available to contractors and equipment professionals seeking efficient solutions to large-scale fleet problems. Through an exclusive partnership with Price Digests, these solutions cover all major equipment types across construction, lift & access, agriculture, and commercial truck. Consulting solutions are focused on four major areas of fleet management: fleet valuation, data cleaning & standardization, fleet-customized charge rates and fleet disposition analysis.

Tech-savvy construction organizations receive honors at Viewpoint’s Collaborate 2018 User Conference

October 18, 2018—Viewpoint, a Trimble Company and construction management software leader, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Viewpoint Technology Awards. The awards, presented annually at Viewpoint’s Collaborate 2018 User Conference, honor companies using Viewpoint technologies to solve important business challenges. The 2018 Viewpoint Technology Award winners are Guarantee Electrical Company; Hatzel & Buehler Inc.; and Stansell Electric Company Inc. All three contractors were honored during a special presentation at Viewpoint’s Collaborate 2018 User Conference, which took place Oct. 15-18 in Portland, Ore.

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