Despite hard times, some producers say they have already started to rehire employers. These include:

Cementos Argos
Houston: Hiring drivers

Beatrice Concrete
Beatrice, Neb.: Hiring drivers

Doan Cos.
Ypsilanti, Mich.: Hiring drivers

Dorsett Bros.
Pasadena, Texas: Due to attrition, hiring drivers

Plum Creek Products
Littleton, Colo.: Hiring across the board

Essex Concrete Corp.
Tappahannock, Va.: Started hiring in March

Savage, Minn.: Hiring production and office employees

Fizzano Bros. Concrete Products
Crum Lynne, Pa.: Reactivated most laid off employees

Kentucky Concrete Inc.
Cecilia, Ky.; Started hiring

Midwest Products Group
Jefferson City, Mo.: Started hiring

Nitterhouse Concrete Products
Chambersburg, Pa.: Rehired some employees

Kansas City, Kan.: Started hiring

Schmitz Ready Mix
Milwaukee: Started hiring in April

Sequatchie Concrete Service
South Pittsburg, Tenn.: Started rehiring drivers

Speed Fab-Crete
Forth Worth, Texas: Started limited hiring

Standard Concrete Products
Columbus, Ga.: Started rehiring in some plants, downsizing in others