CEMEX supplies largest bridge ever in Los Angeles
March 28, 2019—CEMEX USA announced it is providing concrete, including a specialized self-consolidating mix, along with thousands of tons of aggregates for the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles, Calif.—the replacement of the iconic Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge. The original 3,500-ft bridge, which has served as a backdrop in several feature films, was built in 1932 as a vital transportation link across the Los Angeles River to connect Boyle Heights with the Arts District. Over the years, the structure has deteriorated, leading to several repairs and now, the current replacement process. CEMEX is expected to supply 45,000 cu yd of ready-mix concrete for the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, including 6,300 cu yd of specialized self-consolidating mix concrete that was developed to fit the bridge’s design specifications and stringent standards required by Caltrans. CEMEX is also supplying fiber concrete for the structure itself and bridge deck. When finished, the new viaduct is expected to have 10 pairs of lit arches along with stairway access and bike ramps.
Gregory TTMA-200 trailer passes MASH TL-3 crash testing
April 2, 2019—Gregory Highway Products has announced that its TTMA-200 Trailer Attenuator has passed the Test Level 3 (TL-3) crash safety standards set forth in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH 2016). The TTMA-200 is now eligible for reimbursement under the Federal-aid Highway Program, administered by the Federal Highway Administration. The TTMA-200 was assigned control number CC-152. This letter of eligibility will support Gregory in its efforts to work with the various State Departments of Transportation throughout the country to provide a low-cost solution for work-zone protection.
ACPA names Mueller as Vice President of Marketing
April 1, 2019—The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named Scott J. Mueller as the association’s Vice President of Marketing, beginning April 1. Mueller’s previous professional experience includes global, senior marketing and strategy leadership roles in companies where he blended marketing and technology to develop and implement brand strategies through channel disruption, innovation and digital marketing. Prior to joining ACPA, he served as Chief Revenue Officer of Jelmar LLC, a Skokie, Ill.-based company recognized as the market leader in specialty chemicals and cleaners, notably under the brand name of “CLR.” In this role, he was responsible for sales, marketing, business- and product-development.
Minnich Manufacturing announces Stinger concrete vibrator giveaway
March 26, 2019—Minnich Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, announced a Stinger electric flex shaft concrete vibrator giveaway. From March 26 through April 23, 2019, contractors over the age of 18 living in the U.S. can enter to win a Minnich Stinger concrete vibrator. Each participant is allowed one entry. One eligible person will come away with a Minnich Stinger electric flex shaft concrete vibrator, a 14.5-lb double-insulated universal motor that can drive the full line of Minnich vibrator shafts and heads from ¾ in. to 2½ in. Available in a 15-amp version, it offers a more compatible speed range of 11,000 to 13,000 vpm to meet today’s concrete placement challenges. The winner will be announced on April 26.