• 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.

  • What will Influence your Operations in 2015?

    There are several important industry trends which might influence your business operations.

  • How Are You Benchmarking?

    I'm thinking things are better, even for next year. But how are you feeling now about 2015?

  • Meet with us in DC

    Next week ACI will be holding its fall convention at Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. For many producers this sounds as exciting as chipping out a full drum of hardened concrete. After all, isn’t ACI just a group of engineers and researchers?

  • The Triad Award

    There are lots of awards out there recognizing concrete projects. We wanted to take that one step further and recognize the team behind a great concrete construction project.

  • Sharing Our News of Career Opportunity

    With so many deep layoffs in our ranks, many locations are trying to rehire positions only to be stymied by lack of interest.

  • Concrete Holds Many Opportunities

    Despite some trials and tribulations, our industry leaders are positive about the future.

  • Sharing North American Concrete Production Ideas with India

    I plan to profile several recently erected production plants. I’d like to profile ready-mixed concrete, pipe production, wet-cast precast, block, and hollowcore operations to our Indian attendees. And I'm looking for recent projects to profile.

  • Sharing Pervious Opportunities in Brazil

    This promoter is working hard to increase pervious concrete's market share.

  • Designing Our Future

    To be a significant player in the next decade your plans must consider how BIM will affect your customers' business, and yours.

  • Paving RCC’s Promotion

    If our industry is going to gain a larger percentage of the secondary and municipal; pavement market, we must work to have RCC pavement not be limited to special or experimental paving projects.

  • Our Nation’s Best Export

    For more than 100 years our concrete industry has been setting the standard for safety through its work on C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates.


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