Blogs

  • 5 Free Things to do at World of Concrete 2016

    It's the larges show in more than seven years, and it's less than a week away. Have you planned your World of Concrete yet?

     
  • Fly Ash: Once Upon a Time…..

    Once upon a time the use of fly ash in ready mixed concrete was something to be avoided by ethical producers. How things have changed! Today fly ash is regarded as an important part of the answer to challenges faced by architects/engineers and concrete producers.

     
  • This Week in Concrete

    We're off to a great start in 2016 when it comes to the great news and innovations for the concrete industry. Here's a recap of what's happened so far .

     
  • Looking to 2016

    It's a great time to be part of the concrete industry. We need to be ready to embrace the advancements and challenges that come our way.

     
  • Don’t forget…

    It's time to look ahead to 2016, but not before we wrap up 2015.

     
  • The Road to Success

    With 2015 almost over, it's time to think about making 2016 great. What are your plans?

     
  • Returning Ready Mix to Profitability through Productivity

    The time is now for Ready Mix to get back on track.

     
  • Where’s the Fly Ash?

    Despite an industry-wide effort to make concrete more sustainable, combined with the recent EPA final ruling declaring fly ash non-hazardous, the use of fly ash in concrete mixes is on a steady decrease because there just isn’t enough of it.

     
  • Concrete Influencers

    The results of the 2015 TCP Annual Survey are in. While we look at where we’ve been and where we’re going, take a moment to recognize who has led the way.

     
  • Truck Driver Shortage

    How do we fill the seats of ready-mix trucks with qualified drivers in the midst of labor shortages?

     
  • Who’s Driving our Industry?

    With the increase in construction activity and the greater need for concrete, we should be celebrating the opportunity to expand our operations and grow our businesses. So why can’t we find qualified drivers to fill the labor shortages?

     
  • Born to Build

    Born to Build, an inspirational advertising campaign sponsored by ready-mix producer Ozinga, celebrates the American construction worker and the perseverance and hard work it takes to construct our infrastructure and buildings. If you haven't seen this video yet, you're going to want to see it...

     
  • Concrete and Generation Y

    How do you recruit and work with the Millennial Generation?

     
  • Time to Shine

    It's time to start thinking about all the different networking opportunities, and also, when and how to show off the great innovations of our industry.

     
  • The Benefits of ICFs

    Building a disaster-resilient home protects against more than just bad weather. Here are some points you can make about using concrete.

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 
 

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