May 2007 Table of Contents

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TCP 100 TCP 100

Our annual listing of the Top 100 Concrete Producers ranked by revenue. This year's coverage features Read more

Apprentice of the Month (May): Dustin Daniels Apprentice of the Month (May): Dustin Daniels

Speaking of his recently graduated student, masonry instructor Steve Cheatwood wrote, "I just can't express how I feel about this young man." Read more

Repairing and Strengthening Masonry Walls with FRPs Repairing and Strengthening Masonry Walls with FRPs

Fiber reinforced polymers have twice the strength of steel Read more

The Operators' Precision Challenge: Speed in Small Places

A new group was put to the test at this year's World of Concrete, as compact equipment operators competed in the first ever Operators' Precision Challenge Read more

Certification: Good or Bad?

There are some people in our industry looking for ways to raise the standards for contractors and widen the gap between them and the smaller companies. The idea is to raise the standards so high that it would eliminate the smaller guys and stop the stiff competition they offer. Read more

Scaffolding Products

Scaffolding systems, hoists, mounting systems, and more in this collection of products dedicated to scaffolding Read more

Scaffolding Scaffolding

Shoring and bracing are essential parts of many masonry projects. Shoring reduces labor costs and increases production times, while bracing holds up a structure before it reaches full strength. Read more

Veneers The Mason's Tool Bag Veneers

John DeNeufville is a Harvard-educated geologist turned industrial researcher, turned electronic and chemical manufacturing entrepreneur. When John and Suzanne, his wife of more than 40 years, decided to build a new home in Mendham, N.J., they hired their friend and noted New York architect, Jack Beyer of Beyer Blinder Belle, to design it. They asked him to create a rustic, but energy-efficient, home featuring recycled stone. Read more

RMCA Establishes Four Goals

Association looks to form local chapters to help create a national voice. Read more

North American Masonry Conference

The 10th North American Masonry Conference (10NAMC), featuring more than 90 technical papers, will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel, June 3 - 6, in St. Louis, Mo. Read more

Using High-build Coatings on Concrete

These products provide decoration, come in a variety of colors and textures, and protect against deterioration induced by the environment. Read more

Brick Veneer Walls Brick Veneer Walls

Norbert Krogstad answers your questions about brick veneer walls, sealing flashing and filing head joints. Read more

Laterally Bracing Partition Walls to Joists

When possible, laterally brace interior concrete masonry partitions along the top of the wall. Read more

Keeping Our Terms Ours Keeping Our Terms Ours

We need to find a way to ensure that everyone in the industry has updated their spell check to include our legacy of great terms. After all, can you imagine a mason trying to describe a feature on a project without using terms like spandrel, voussoir, or cornice? Read more

9 Axle Hydra-Steer Trailer 9 Axle Hydra-Steer Trailer

Elk River Machine Co. Hydra-Steer trailers deliver self-supporting loads -- even those that are extra-long -- with ease. A push-button steering pendant located inside the tractor cab allows oversized loads, such as beams, to be transported safely and effortlessly. Standard and custom trailers are available in two- and three-axle versions, depending on user needs and state requirements. 877-433-3762. Read more

9 Axle Hydra-Steer Trailer 9 Axle Hydra-Steer Trailer

Elk River Machine Co. Hydra-Steer trailers deliver self-supporting loads -- even those that are extra-long -- with ease. A push-button steering pendant located inside the tractor cab allows oversized loads, such as beams, to be transported safely and effortlessly. Standard and custom trailers are available in two- and three-axle versions, depending on user needs and state requirements. 877-433-3762. Read more

MMX Aluminum Platform Trailer MMX Aluminum Platform Trailer

East Manufacturing Corp. The MMX aluminum platform trailer handles loads up to 72,000 lb concentrated in a 4-ft area on a 48-ft spread axle. Available in lengths up to 53 ft, the trailer's main beams and structural cross-members are constructed of 6061-T6 aluminum, which has all the power and half the weight of steel. The tie-down straps go inside the rub rail, which prevents them from chafing against the winch hook. 888-405-3278. Read more

Triple-L Utility Trailer Triple-L Utility Trailer

JLG Industries Inc. More than 20 Triple-L trailer models are available in flatbed, utility, and enclosed configurations for equipment transport. They feature a single level and automatic latch that enables one-person operation. The deck lowers or rises in less than 15 seconds and stays level. 877-554-5437. Read more

300D Articulated Dump Truck 300D Articulated Dump Truck

John Deere Construction and Forestry. Equipped with a 285-hp engine, the redesigned 300D articulated dump truck has increased hydraulic flow to improve cycle times. The body tipping angle reaches 70 deg, and the truck has a maximum speed of 31 mph. The machine weighs 40,100 lb and has a capacity of 21.6 cu yd. 309-765-8000. Read more

Model 7600 Truck Model 7600 Truck

International Truck and Engine. The Model 7600 truck features an 11 - 13-liter engine and a frame-rail system that allows for quick moving of heavy loads. Dual power steering gears and up to a 50-deg wheel cut offer maneuverability. The truck features an electrical system that allows the engine, transmission, instrument panel, and other components to directly communicate with each other. 800-448-7825. Read more

Advantage Series Bottom Dump Trailer Advantage Series Bottom Dump Trailer

Trail King Industries. Advantage series bottom dump trailers hold 22 cu yd and are 39 - 42-ft long. Full-width aluminum fenders are sloped to effectively shed material. The one-piece design of the hopper and frame provides strength and weight savings, while lightweight cross-braces tie the frame together to minimize flexing and twisting. Additional features include pin-style landing legs, aluminum windrow deflectors, and rear manual control. 800-843-3324. Read more

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