The Cast Stone Institute has started a certification program for its members. For more on this effort at Sun Precast, turn to p. 22.

Investing in the residential market will yield great increases in market share. We have a great story to tell. The new home buyers will listen to our story of sustainable housing, storm-resistant homes, and energy-efficient materials.

I know that sooner or later my daughter will find a way to pass her class. Likewise, I hope our industry will pass our test in the next few months.

Finally, if you want to stay abreast of the math on the residential market, I urge you to sign up for our sister division's free newsletters which update the latest economic and housing statistics, new project notifications, and product alerts. Visit