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  • Where are our Iconic Concrete Plants? Part 2

    In what Wyoming town in 1909, was the first documented delivery of ready-mixed concrete? Help us identify our industry's most iconic ready-mix plants.

     
  • Are you ready to meet higher concrete demand?

    Industry economists are predicting 2015 will be the best year for concrete production in five years, with gains in residential, commercial, and public construction. But how well is the concrete industry prepared to meet this pent-up demand? How quickly can producers recapture their pre-recession...

     
  • Concrete Mix Names

    The concrete industry doesn't need to develop a single product code naming convention and force all producers to use it.

     
  • The Naming of Concrete Mixes

    Jay Shilstone is often asked, "How should I name my concrete mixes?" He created a survey to help answer that question and sums it up with some great points to consider.

     
  • Where are our Iconic Concrete Plants?

    We'd like to document the location and history of the iconic concrete plants that have produced the concrete that built America.

     
  • Name that Concrete

    Does your mix code reflect the composition or performance of the concrete mix, or is it arbitrary?”

     
  • Products Lead to Profit

    The 2015 Buyer's Guide is your one-stop resources to products and information.

     
  • Concrete Jobs: Visit a CIM Campus

    Every potential college student you know should stop at one of the four CIM college campuses offering a concrete industry degree. It's a not only a great industry, but jobs are on the rise and employers are looking for the right talent.

     
  • $500 for 5 Minutes

    Complete the 2015 TCP Survey for your chance to win a $500 AMEX gift card.

     
  • Concrete Trends

    TCP is getting ready to create its annual TCP Survey. What important topics and trends do you want to see covered?

     
  • What's New From World of Concrete Europe?

    Concrete producers around the world face many of the same challenges. World of Concrete Europe provided the space and networking opportunities to discuss what's new for the industry.

     
  • Concrete's Market Share: What does the Future Hold?

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association takes steps to increase outreach and promotion efforts in the face of the continued threat to concrete’s market share from the wood industry.

     
  • Producers Need to Get Concrete Test Results

    It’s a violation of the building code when concrete producers are not provided with test results, yet it happens regularly.

     
  • New Ozone Regulations: Save Lives or Cut Jobs?

    EPA's new proposal to further tighten ozone standards could have a negative impact on the concrete industry.

     
  • Engaging your concrete expertise

    Do you have something to say about the concrete industry? Or perhaps you have a question or comment? Share your thoughts with The Concrete Producer.

     
  • Happy Days

    The mood at WOC this year was more optimistic than it has been in many years. It felt like the entire industry was breathing a deep sigh of relief.

     
  • Cold Weather Performance

    What constitutes reasonable and effective cold weather protection for concrete? The Concrete Foundations Association has developed a survey to collect opinions from the industry on the best practices for cold weather concreting and they want your opinions.

     
  • Delivery tickets include a wealth of information.

    Mobile Apps for Ready Mix Producers

    The construction industry as a whole has long been cautious about adopting new technology, but mobile apps for ready-mix producers and their customers may be an idea whose time has come.

     
  • Back to Basics but in a Different Way

    ACI 318-14 will help increase concrete’s use in the future

     
  • What to Expect from High-Strength Concrete

    Three decades ago, concrete strengths greater than 6,000 psi were considered exotic, but today they are commonplace.

     
 
 
 
 

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