GRACE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS AND RS SOLUTIONS FORM AN ALLIANCE IN THE READY MIX MARKET
Partnership to produce a better and more consistent concrete
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., (June 2, 2008) – Grace Construction Products and RS Solutions, (an independent, privately owned technology company), today announce that they have entered into an agreement where Grace will be the exclusive sales and marketing agent world wide for the Ready Slump® System to Ready Mix Concrete Producers worldwide.
The proven Ready Slump System is the premier truck-mounted process control system that can accurately measure, adjust and document concrete slump from the time a truck is loaded until it is poured. This patented system offers producers an accurate, reliable system to control material cost, product quality and provide consistency from one truckload to another.
“We are very excited to be working with Grace to bring this state of the art technology to the Ready Mix industry. Grace’s solid technical abilities and global presence will also help us meet the expectations of the Ready Mix industry by providing us with valuable input on how we can continually improve the product,” stated Andy Morrison, Vice President & General Manager of RS Solutions.
"This alliance underscores our commitment to provide leading-edge solutions to our customers. The integration of our technical expertise and this technology will enable consistent product quality, improve mix performance and improve productivity," said Mike Ragan, Vice President and Business Director of Grace Specialty Construction Chemicals - Americas.
“The existing system is a substantial advancement for concrete construction as it enables better process control, tracking and verification of concrete properties that are delivered to the job site. We are committed to working with RS Solutions to accelerate acceptance of this revolutionary technology, and to incorporate new features going forward to enhance the functionality and value of the system,” said Craig Merrill, Marketing Director of Grace Construction Products - Americas.
About RS Solutions
RS Solutions LLC of West Chester, Ohio provides targeted process control solutions for the ready mix concrete industry. Leveraging its experience in all types of harsh environments, RSS electro-mechanical devices, wired and wireless sensors, and radio technologies are designed and tested to withstand the rigors of the industry. With a passion for adding maximum value through seamless integration into industry leading platforms, RSS insures ease of use and optimizing investment value for its customers. For more information visit:
About Grace Construction Products
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Grace Construction Products, a business of
W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), is a world-leading provider of technically superior concrete admixtures, fibers, surface treatments and liquid pigments that make concrete stronger, longer lasting, crack resistant, aesthetically pleasing and cost efficient. The company also manufactures additives for cement processing, fire protection, fire stops, waterproofing and masonry products, and has more than 125 plants and sales offices around the world. For more information about Grace Construction Products, customers can contact their local Grace Construction Products salesperson or visit www.graceconstruction.com.
Ready Slump is a registered trademark of CEMEX.