Concrete Batching: Buy vs. Build

Concrete Batching: Buy vs. Build

Many concrete producers are considering the merits of upgrading their software and hardware for concrete batching. Some are even considering a DIY approach. Recently, one regional company owner asked BCMI’s Craig Yeack, “What would it take to update all of our 100-plus batching plants to a modern system, and why can’t we just build it? After all, it’s just a PLC, right?” This question is representative of what is on the minds of many producers right now. It’s a big question and more than a bit scary, so Yeack unpacks it step by step in this Technology Trends column, which appears in the November 2021 issue of Concrete Products.

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