Production & QC

  • Completely OVER The Cost of Overdesign?

    Completely OVER The Cost of Overdesign?

    Producers will often overdesign their concrete mixes to ensure the quality of their final delivered product. But why?! Because wasting money materials used in overdesigns is better than delivering...

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  • All Communication is Not Positive

    All Communication is Not Positive

    Point-to-point communications is an established direct connection between two nodes. The telephone is a typical point-to-point connection where one caller connects to the other caller and only the...

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  • Annual UK Precast Show, PRECAST2019, Attracts Professionals in the Concrete and Construction Space

    Annual UK Precast Show, PRECAST2019, Attracts Professionals in the Concrete and Construction Space

    Command Alkon is proud to exhibit at PRECAST2019 on May 16 at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. With more than 70 exhibitors and more than 500 delegates expected to attend, the exhibition is a...

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  • Texas Is Recognized As The Most Digitized Building Materials Industry

    Texas Is Recognized As The Most Digitized Building Materials Industry

    Stockpile Reports has ranked Texas as the #1 Most Digitized Building Material Industry. Texas has always been a pioneer of the technology revolution because it houses many of the largest and more...

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  • Streamlining Logistics = BIG Improvement Opportunities – For Your Customers and Your Reputation

    Streamlining Logistics = BIG Improvement Opportunities – For Your Customers and Your Reputation

    With a vast amount of infrastructure growth, we are seeing the need to do more with less. Aggregate companies that have intelligent systems and technology backbones in place have reaped benefits...

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  • "Simplifying Dispatch" Featured in Pit & Quarry Magazine

    "Simplifying Dispatch" Featured in Pit & Quarry Magazine

    One of the major differentiators of Midwest Concrete is that they embrace new technology, continuously reinvesting in their company with the latest equipment to solve their problems, keep quality at i

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  • Tired of Rejected Loads? The Answer Could Be To Eliminate Excess Moisture

    Tired of Rejected Loads? The Answer Could Be To Eliminate Excess Moisture

    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. No, it isn’t enough to just add...

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  • How to Improve the Safety Culture at Your Aggregate Quarry Site

    How to Improve the Safety Culture at Your Aggregate Quarry Site

    As an industry, we’re doing a better job of keeping workers safe on the job site, all of which supports better morale and our bottom line. But how can we rein in the injuries that the...

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  • The Solution to a 63-Year Productivity Problem

    The Solution to a 63-Year Productivity Problem

    New production processes can have a dramatic effect on the productivity within an industry, and most industries have realized great productivity advances. The construction industry, however, has...

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  • Committed to Quality: A Journey With COMMANDqc

    Committed to Quality: A Journey With COMMANDqc

    The Strata Corporation is a 100-year-old company located in North Dakota and Minnesota. Its materials division provides ready mixed concrete and aggregate. Its heavy construction division provides...

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  • The Advantage of On-Demand, Pay As You Go Solutions

    The Advantage of On-Demand, Pay As You Go Solutions

    Our industry is a mobile industry, so being able to complete tasks on-the-go is becoming a major competitive advantage. Having information at your fingertips eliminates communication delays in any...

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  • Welsch COMMANDqc Case Study

    Welsch COMMANDqc Case Study

    Chris Pusateri, Welsch’s QC manager, became aware that as their company grew, it was harder for their existing staff to keep pace with the increased demands for their technical services...

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  • Strata COMMANDqc Case Study

    Strata COMMANDqc Case Study

    From the late 1980’s through 2010 Strata Corporation expanded through acquisitions. Like many other companies that have purchased other businesses, Strata found itself in a situation where many of...

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  • Graniterock COMMANDqc Case Study

    Graniterock COMMANDqc Case Study

    Like many other concrete producers whose QC programs evolved while personal computers became commonplace, Graniterock’s QC information was managed in multiple programs. Aggregate gradings were...

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  • Delta COMMANDqc Case Study

    Delta COMMANDqc Case Study

    Concrete and materials test results were stored in file folders throughout the company and the data could not be easily accessed and examined. Verifying batch tolerances required going to the plant...

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  • Pan Pacific Cement Apex Case Studies

    Pan Pacific Cement Apex Case Studies

    Pan Pacific Cement, a subsidiary of the Caillier Investment Group, was looking for a system that could expedite the ticketing process for a high volume of truck traffic at a facility with an...

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  • Powering up Productivity by Streamlining Workflows

    Powering up Productivity by Streamlining Workflows

    A. Jansen B.V. is the holding company for six operating companies that specialize in ready mix and precast concrete, groundwork and demolition, road construction, soil remediation, recycling...

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  • What Could the "Cost of Doing Business" Be Costing You?

    What Could the "Cost of Doing Business" Be Costing You?

    Producers accept that there is a cost associated with the time spent during the delivery process testing the slump of the load, making slump adjustments, and washing out the drum upon return to the...

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  • Command Alkon’s COMMANDbatch Named Best Product in Show at the UK Concrete Show

    Command Alkon’s COMMANDbatch Named Best Product in Show at the UK Concrete Show

    Command Alkon is pleased to announce that COMMANDbatch has secured the “Best Product in Show” award at the annual UK Concrete Show in Birmingham...

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