The Slump Master III Safety Inspection Platform provides safe and convenient access for checking concrete slump, adding fiber additives, and washing trucks. It features a hands-free pivoting walkway with a multi-torsion spring mechanism to automatically lower, raise and lock the pivot deck as personnel walk on and off. The unit is constructed with durable galvanized steel, meniscus fiberglass decking, and sand-infused fiberglass stairs for a permanent grit surface that's safe, rugged, and slip- and corrosion-resistant. Tapered bars allow for self-cleaning, and the platform requires no scraping, sandblasting, or painting. Available with single or double pivot decks, the Slump Master III can be used with both front and rear discharge trucks. C&W Manufacturing and Sales, 800-880-3878.

The 2009 Most Innovative Products (MIP) contest, held in concert with World of Concrete, showcases innovation in the concrete and masonry construction industry. A total of 100 entries in 14 categories were submitted. Each entry was reviewed for their unique attributes and contributions to the concrete industry by the readers of Concrete Construction, Concrete & Masonry Construction Products, Masonry Construction, and The Concrete Producer; World of Concrete attendees; and a panel of industry experts.

Combining the results from text messaging and online ballots as well as expert feedback, this is one of the 2009 MIP winners relevant to Concrete Construction.