Amid one of the toughest business environments concrete producers have seen in decades, thousands of people showed up at World of Concrete to see exhibitors, watch several exciting events, and to attend seminars.

Attendance totaled 55,108 people for the four-day event in February. Also, 1354 exhibiting companies took up more than 600,000 square feet of space inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. As usual, concrete producers spent lots of time at the Producer Center in the North Hall.

“Our exhibitors were pleasantly surprised at the bustling crowds on opening day,” said show director Tom Cindric. “The quality of participants we continue to bring to the show is what sets WOC apart from other shows in the commercial construction industry. Our goal is, and always will be, to bring together qualified buyers and sellers to do business, share ideas, and to network. Judging from the feedback we have received for our exhibitors, we have accomplished this goal.”

2011 World of Concrete will take place Jan. 18-21 in Las Vegas; seminars begin Jan. 17. Visit www.worldofconcrete.com for updates on the show throughout the year.