If you couldn't make it to the show, or if you couldn't make it to everything at the show, you can still take a look around. This year's World of Concrete featured online coverage from the show including slideshows, news articles and even special edition newsletters. You can check each and every one of these out below. Enjoy!
Click here for our World of Concrete Pre-show Planner. Whether you attended World of Concrete or not, you will want to see this special mid-January issue, which is filled with exclusive features not found in the magazine, Producer Center products, and much more.
Check out our growing collection of slideshows with images from the World of Concrete 2009 including images from events, the exhibit floor and more!
Check out our growing collection of videos from the World of Concrete 2009 including events, the exhibit floor and more!
Read about other features and events at the World of Concrete 2009
- 35 Years and Still Gaining Strength
World of Concrete is celebrating 35 years of bringing new, innovative products and education to the concrete construction industry. The show has seen countless programs, seminars, and events created to help the construction individual succeed in an ever-changing field. Take a trip down memory lane in this retrospective of WOC's service to the marketplace. This is a three-part series. Part one,part two,part three.
- U.S. Commercial Service Helps Exhibitors Go Global
Ninety-five percent of the world's consumers live outside of the U.S., and as a result, more and more U.S. companies are looking to increase their international sales with help from the Commerce Department's U.S. Commercial Service and other federal agencies. At WOC 2009, the Commercial Service is literally in the same room with you, offering outstanding export programs to assist you in your export and partnering efforts.
- Casting History
Visitors to Hoover Dam are beginning to see the new public works landmark taking shape about 1500 feet downstream. The Colorado River Bridge will connect the Nevada and Arizona sides of the new highway that will bypass Hoover Dam, and offer a magnificent view of the dam and lake.
- Turning Concrete into Art
Brad Burns creates original pieces depicting construction, jobsites, equipment, and workers. These award-winning original paintings often juxtapose powerful heavy equipment with the fragility of man.
- Women Lead the Way at Fourth-Annual Concrete Industry Forum
Women gathered at this year's World of Concrete to commune, eat, and discuss business at the fourth annual Women in Concrete Luncheon and Forum.
- Concrete Artisans Show Off their Talents During Artistry Demonstrations
Some of the brightest, most creative concrete artists began working their craft in the 2009 Artistry in Decorative Concrete demonstrations.
- North Carolina Mason Wins "Worlds Best Brick Layer" Title
Tyke Mangum of McGee Brothers Co., Monroe, N.C., took home the gold after laying 990 bricks in one hour in the SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 competition. Even with a 100-brick deduction, this bricklayer won by a 20-brick lead.
From Feb. 3-5, 2009 the editors of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION sent out special edition newsletters to keep attendees (and professional unable to attend the show) abreast of the events, information, and exhibits on hand at the show.