New product announcements: 04/15/2009 Three-Bag Mortar Mixer: No Wasted Material The 955Pm Stone Champion mortar mixer has a 9-cu-ft capacity, and is able to mix three bags at a time. The mixer’s quadruple seal and drum bearing system is in a removable housing for cleaning or replacement. The extendable axle can be adjusted to fit through doorways, and broader engine cover increases airflow. It is available with six engine options, and standard features include a lift-away safety guard, convenient front post clutch and drum release and a heavy-duty tow pole with safety chain. Stone Construction Equipment Inc.; 800-888-9926; www.stone-equip.com Triangular Geogrid
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.