Steeped In Mud

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Concrete plant moisture probe effectiveness.

But seriously, do I need a moisture probe in my concrete plant? Do I need one for only the sand or also the rock or pea gravel? Ever wondered yourself about the pros and cons? Had trouble getting clear, honest answers? Let’s change that here and now!

Do you need a manual panel with your concrete batching system?

We’ve heard that question more times than we can count. Unfortunately, the answer is not black and white because different scenarios come with different requirements and more importantly, all manual panels are not equal. First, we need to understand what a concrete plant needs in order to be controlled.

Concrete balls. How to prevent them.

So, you have balls appear in your concrete from time to time? Maybe they always happen at one ready mix plant but not others? Maybe they happen so rarely that you have just accepted it? If any of these situations are true, read on to catch the highlights of everything to check with some examples.

To Train or Not to Train

Do you train your employees? I don’t mean does a lead ready mix driver train a new driver or does another senior employee train a junior new hire. I mean, do you invest in professional training for your employees in addition to your in-house training? There have long been several justifications for answering “No” that question.

One large plant or two small plants

When planning a new location, one of the key decisions many producers will face is deciding between a single larger, faster concrete plant vs. two smaller concrete plants. There are obviously pros and cons to each approach.