Mastery By Command Alkon

For Producers, Haulers, Suppliers and Contractors in Heavy Building Materials

  • People in Command: Monica Wiley

    People in Command: Monica Wiley

    If you work at Command Alkon’s global HQ in Birmingham, the Chicago office, or the Salt Lake City office, chances are you have encountered Monica Wiley’s infectious smile...

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  • Facing Challenges Head-On to Optimize Business Operations

    Facing Challenges Head-On to Optimize Business Operations

    Dyckerhoff Basal is a full subsidiary company of Dyckerhoff, which is part of the Italian group Buzzi Unicem. The group is active in 11 countries worldwide and has 11,000 employees...

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  • Precision Water System: The Moisture Measuring Apparatus

    Precision Water System: The Moisture Measuring Apparatus

    If the moisture content of wet aggregate is not compensated for, the slump may be too high and the water to cement ratio won’t conform to the mixture requirement. The aggregate moisture must always...

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  • How Can Businesses in the Cement Industry Drive Higher Revenues and Compete Effectively? By Streamlining Operations

    How Can Businesses in the Cement Industry Drive Higher Revenues and Compete Effectively? By Streamlining Operations

    Many of us have a saying that rings true when it comes to our workflows: "time is money." A small business can achieve several financial and operational advantages from streamlining operations. You ca

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  • Safety of Things With Our Friends North of the Border, VCNA’s Canada Building Materials

    Safety of Things With Our Friends North of the Border, VCNA’s Canada Building Materials

    Pete Dube, contributor to the "Safety of Things" recently had the opportunity to take a plant tour at VCNA Canada Building Material’s Leaside ready mix plant..

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  • Safety of Things at ELEVATE [#ELEVATEnow Audio Stream]

    Safety of Things at ELEVATE [#ELEVATEnow Audio Stream]

    Mary is joined by Pete Dube – Customer Success Account Manager for Command Alkon. The importance of safety in our industry is paramount; Pete shares how this is going to play a role at this year's...

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  • Leading the Industry Through Optimized Operations and Excellent Customer Service

    Leading the Industry Through Optimized Operations and Excellent Customer Service

    Lauren Concrete was Founded in 1986 by Ronnie Klatt and continues to be a family-owned and operated company. Lauren Concrete and its sister company, Texas Aggregates, service a 300-mile area...

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  • The 3 Areas Where Technology May Improve Safety and Avoid Future Mining Fatalities

    The 3 Areas Where Technology May Improve Safety and Avoid Future Mining Fatalities

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is working hard to improve safety in operations by advocating for improvements in three areas...

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  • ELEVATE–The Command Alkon Conference to Offer New Session Focusing on Women in the Heavy Building Materials and Construction Industry

    ELEVATE–The Command Alkon Conference to Offer New Session Focusing on Women in the Heavy Building Materials and Construction Industry

    Session Will Discuss Improving Inclusiveness, Attracting and Retaining a Broader Set of Skills and Insights from Women, and How Women and Men Can Work Together to Better the Industry

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  • To Shorten the Construction Cycle in Building Repairs, Add Shotcrete to Your Process

    To Shorten the Construction Cycle in Building Repairs, Add Shotcrete to Your Process

    In any method, it’s important to accurately control the physical and chemical properties by ensuring the proper proportion of water is contained in the mix to maintain appropriate application...

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  • Keeping the Blacktop in the Black: 5 Key Issues Facing the Asphalt Industry

    Keeping the Blacktop in the Black: 5 Key Issues Facing the Asphalt Industry

    Like any industry in a changing global economy, asphalt producers and contractors face a range of challenges, some obvious, some not so much...

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  • COMMANDoptimize at ELEVATE [#ELEVATEnow Audio Stream]

    COMMANDoptimize at ELEVATE [#ELEVATEnow Audio Stream]

    Mary welcomes Cindy Bishop to the show – QA Analyst for Command Alkon's COMMANDoptimize product. Together they discuss Cindy's involvement with the conference – as well as opportunities to...

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  • Why Next-Gen Tools Are a Smart Move, Even in an Old-School Industry

    Why Next-Gen Tools Are a Smart Move, Even in an Old-School Industry

    The construction industry has always had a reputation for brawn over brain, and traditionally we lag behind other industries in implementing new technologies. In the HBM world...

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  • Is There a Time Warp on Your Construction Site?

    Is There a Time Warp on Your Construction Site?

    Time flies. On most construction projects, time not only flies, it takes a big chunk of productivity and profitability with it as it takes flight. It only makes sense: we “spend” time on valuable...

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  • NRMCA 2018 Excellence in Quality Awards

    NRMCA 2018 Excellence in Quality Awards

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced the winners of its 2018 Excellence in Quality Awards. This award is given to companies who follow or exceed quality management...

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  • Innovative Engineer and Business Strategist Presents “Emerging Technology: Friend or Foe” Keynote at ELEVATE–The Command Alkon Conference

    Innovative Engineer and Business Strategist Presents “Emerging Technology: Friend or Foe” Keynote at ELEVATE–The Command Alkon Conference

    Insightful Leader in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry, Anne Ellis, to Take the Stage in Austin

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  • Providing Flexibility for Short-Haul Truckers Through the HOURS Act

    Providing Flexibility for Short-Haul Truckers Through the HOURS Act

    Since the December 2017 shift to mandatory use of electronic logging devices to track drivers’ hours of service, there have been some issues for the industry – not about ELD use, but about...

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  • Command Alkon Named Great Supply Chain Partner

    Command Alkon Named Great Supply Chain Partner

    Command Alkon announces being named a 2018 Great Supply Chain Partner. SupplyChainBrain has maintained a tradition of celebrating 100 Great Supply Chain Partners for sixteen consecutive years...

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  • In the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    In the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    Hurricane Florence roared in with a wrath, leaving buildings and homes destroyed  across the Carolinas, to the cost of billions. The number could grow higher as rivers continue to swell...

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  • Second Annual ELEVATE Awards [#ELEVATEnow Audio Stream]

    Second Annual ELEVATE Awards [#ELEVATEnow Audio Stream]

    Charity Newsome, Revenue Marketing Manager for Command Alkon, joins the show to elaborate on the 2018 ELEVATE Excellence Awards – as well as the "Best Of" Awards. For more information on...

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