Other stories by Jimmy Ambrose

  • Shelter from the Storm

  • A Flippin' Idea

  • Coffee Run

  • More Than Fiddling Around

    What do you do when a project doesn't go just right? It seems that everyone has a story to tell about times like these. Simon Stanfield, whom I met at January's World of Concrete, provides a tale on how to make the best out of a bad situation.

  • The Yarn of the Day

    WOC attendees spin tales of their own.

  • Start Your Engines

    About 30 miles east of Nashville, Tenn., on a section of Interstate 840, lays one of the most interesting concrete marvels in the world: the Nashville Super Speedway.

  • A Real Sports Authority

    Several years ago, a precast concrete producer unveiled plans to cast elements for a new sports facility near our ready-mixed concrete plant in La Vergne, Tenn. . .

  • The Drum Takes a Twist

    With all of the changes in the ready-mix business, it has always been easy for me to tell customers and friends, "If you don't like the concrete business today, just stick around. Something will be new and different tomorrow." Little did I know that something new would hit me right between the eyes...

  • Wish Lists

  • Safety in Numbers

    I've always been on the lookout for new and better ways to make our company safer and more dependable