One look will tell you that TCP is updating its digital identity. In addition to a new, sleek look, The Concrete Producer Update has become a weekly newsletter in 2013. We'll be delivering more industry news, as well as more extensive coverage for precasters and hot new products. Our editorial staff is changing, too.

Starting in the new year, I am now the editor of The Concrete Producer. Having worked in the industry for almost a decade and written for TCP in various roles since 2006, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many readers and developing a deeper understanding of the industry. Feel free to contact me anytime at smitchell@hanleywood.com or 773-824-2496. Tom Bagsarian will still be with the magazine, with an expanded role as Group Managing Editor of all of Hanley Wood’s commercial group publications.

Sharon Rehana, who had been managing editor of our sister magazine, Concrete Construction, is now the community manager for TCP. In this new position, Sharon will lead our social media efforts on Twitter and LinkedIn, in addition to our new Facebook page which will be introduced very soon. TCP will continue its paper issues, but these social media tools will make it easier for us to reach out to you, and for you to communicate with us. You can contact Sharon at srehana@hanleywood.com or 773-824-2418.

Finally, stay tuned for TCP’s new website later this month.

- Shelby O. Mitchell