Other stories by Rick%20Yelton

  • Caught sleeping again

    I think it’s a great time to become more involved. But don’t tell the boss, I want think I'm still in some sort of bargaining position for more money.) Concrete production is increasing. Trucks are being ordered. Producers are starting to hire again. And there’s a new group of professional to teach.

  • The Operational Advantages of Biodiesel Fuels

    More and more fleet managers are turning to biodiesel fuels. As winter nears, how can fleets continue to use these fuels? Managers should work with their suppliers to develop a cold weather management plan.

  • New ASTM Subcommitte on Alternative Masonry Materials

    The interest in developing sustainable building material products has resulted in the increased use of non-traditional materials as ingredients in making building units. Some of these new ingredients include wood chips, plastics, and even shredded rug. These ingredients are often mixed with...

  • RCC Live! event at World of Concrete converts contractors to RCC proponents

    Despite heavy promotion for many years, producers and contractors are relatively unfamiliar with roller-compacted concrete. And those that have RCC construction experience have little paving history. To fill in this learning gap, The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction magazines...

  • Truck Manufacturers Prepare for an Upswing

    Truck and mixer sales seem poised for growth.

  • Forming up to be a better year

    I felt a sense of optimism as I walked the aisles of The Precast Show/ICON Expo 2013 last week in Indianapolis.

  • Looking Out for Us

    Every producer knows that operating and maintaining a ready-mix truck requires a special approach when compared to other severe-duty vehicles. A true American innovation, proper mixer operation and maintenance procedures have often been learned the hard way.

  • Skin in the Game

    Now that our industry seems poised for a recovery, I believe it's time for those of us who have been watching on the sidelines to put a little skin in the game.

  • Online Standards Training

  • Addressing ASR Together

    The concrete industry needs a few good knights right now. Our product's position as the world's most durable building material is at risk.