Zimmerman Industries 2013 Operators School A Success!
Zimmerman Industries recently concluded our 12th year of providing instruction in the successful operation and ownership of a volumetric mixer.
Zimmerman Industries Offers Electronic Manuals: Information at Customer Fingertips
Over 6 months ago, Zimmerman Industries started to offer customer manuals in 2 new formats. In addition to standard paper, manuals are now offered as a CD or flash-drive. The manual file is in PDF format, which allows for universal computer use. Having these options allows our customers more freedom to access our manuals in any setting. For example, we received positive feedback from a few of our customers who find it extremely valuable for operators to have quick access to full manuals while out on the road. In addition, using the electronic format is easier to use in a classroom setting, such as group troubleshooting or training. The benefits of choosing an electronic manual also include reduced paper consumption and REDUCED COST! Flash-drives and CD’s are available for $75.00, while paper manuals are $150.00. If you would like to order an electronic manual for your mixer, just contact our parts department.
*New unit purchases will continue to get paper manuals free of cost. Electronic formats are available upon request still free of charge.
Zim-Mixer's on PA Dam Project
KC Construction, a Contractor based in Ivyland, PA, found a new way to utilize a pair of Zimmerman Industries Volumetric Mixers.
Zim-Mixer® is Going “Green” on Liberty Island
Due to the logistics and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) project demands, the Zim-Mixer® volumetric concrete was the ideal solution for the concrete delivery on this Liberty Island project, home to the Statue of Liberty. This construction project involved enhancing and adding to the existing Visitor’s Center.
The featured equipment at the Liberty Island project is manufactured by Zimmerman Industries and is their signature Model ZM-409SP Zim-Mixer®, 9 cubic yard capacity, producing 30 cubic yards per hour. For Zim-Mixer® owner John Bernal of All County Mobile Mix, Yonkers, New York, there were many obstacles to overcome. John had to arrive at the dock fully loaded by 6:00 a.m. and take his unit onto a barge for a 30 minute cruise to the site. The job had to end by 9:45 a.m. every day so that the visitors to the Statue of Liberty monument would not be kept waiting. The amount of concrete varied from 3 to 6 cubic yards per day. Being able to mix on site and keeping the concrete fresh was imperative. With John’s expertise and the capabilities of the Zim-Mixer® volumetric mixer, the contractor’s demands were met.
This project was interesting in many areas, since it was a green project. A special blended cement that contained a 40% ground granulated blast furnace slag and a 4000 PSI mix design was needed to meet specifications. The test results exceeded specifications, breaking in 7 days at 5400 PSI. Lastly, since Liberty Island is a mere 12 acres in size, it was essential that there was little or no waste from the concrete. The Zim-Mixer® delivered the precise quantity required with no waste, making it a perfect fit for this Liberty Island project.
Zimmerman Latex Volumetric Mixers
The last few years have shown an increase in the usage of Latex Modified Concrete. This product is typically used as an overlay on bridge decks, and parking garages. The product enables the concrete to resist water, and more importantly any salts or chemical deicing agents, from infiltrating the deck and causing damage to the reinforcing steel and structural members below. This product is best delivered by a Volumetric Mixer due to the unique characteristics and consistency requirements. Zimmerman Industries has been in the forefront of this industry since the early 1980’s, and continues to be the leader today.
Zimmerman Industries Mobile Mixer Training School Included In NRMCA Program.
Zimmerman Industries Mobile Mixer Training School was recently accepted by the National Ready Mix Concrete Association for inclusion in their STEPS program. This program, Seminar, Training and Education Programs, is designed to provide individuals certification in one of four career tracks, Business Management, Concrete Technology, Operations & Production, and Sales, Marketing and Promotion. The end Certification, Certified Concrete Professional, is the highest offered in the industry. This certification requires 120 total hours of coursework. Completion of the Zimmerman Industries, Inc. Mobile Mixer Training School satisfies 20 hours of this requirement.
Zimmerman Industries, Inc. Delivers Unit For Gyp-Crete Producer
Zimmerman Industries delivered a custom designed unit for a specialty concrete producer in the Boston area in August of 2007. The customer owns several standard Zim-Mixers and has extensive experience with the Zim-Mixer brand of volumetric concrete mixers. They have used our equipment on projects for the Massachusetts Turnpike, Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Logan Airport.