The next Blockmakers' Workshop will be held August 13-15, 2013 at the World Center for Concrete Technology in Alpena, Michigan. The intense 2 ½ day Executive Session is tailored to those new to the concrete products industry, in upper management, and those who are not involved in day-to-day plant operations. During the course, students will learn about the processes involved in running a block plant, how to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and improve processes.

People from all company departments will benefit from this course. Learning the keys to producing quality concrete products will allow students to go back to their plants with knowledge to pose intelligent questions regarding processes, procedures and to share ideas for improvements gained from instructors and classmates. Prior participants include executives, dispatchers, financial managers, and sales representatives. Time will be dedicated to sharing information about new products, programs, and current industry issues in a round-table format with industry executives and professionals.

Tuition for this course is USD $800 and includes all books and lunches. Participants can register online at or by calling 989.358.7238.

Besser equipment is operating in more than 120 countries worldwide. The company supplies complete manufacturing systems for the pipe, masonry, hardscape, precast and ready-mix segments of the industry. In addition Besser manufactures curing systems for all segments of the concrete industry. The company supplies parts, provides service and offers training from manufacturing locations staffed with sales and technical service representatives throughout the world.