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  • Influencer: SAE Ready-Mix Truck Safety Committee

    The Society of Automotive Engineers Ready-Mix Concrete Truck Safety Committee has established two new standards with the goal of making operators’ jobs safer.

  • Influencers: Leadership in Action

    TCP recognizes a group of Influencers whose effective and creative approaches have significantly impacted the concrete industry.

  • 2014 Infuencer: Robert Finfrock

    Robert Finfrock is setting a high-tech pace for precast producers.

  • Trades and Acquisitions

    Several producers have notably increased their stake in the North American concrete industry through trades and acquisitions in key markets.

  • The Concrete Industry's Managers

    During 2013-14, we have seen the exit of many executives who have dedicated their careers to the concrete industry. Their departures could mean significant changes globally.

  • TCP's Top 10 Producers

    The top public companies producing concrete in North America benefited from a recovering U.S. economy in 2013. Many had success in markets where residential construction rebounded.

  • TCP Survey: A Rebuilding Year

    Producers try to make the most of an improving economy by focusing on core businesses. Some budgets are still tight; others producers are buying new equipment.

  • TCP Survey: Precast Producers see Steady Growth

    The National Precast Concrete Association expects precast sales to grow 6%, or $16 billion, in 2014.

  • Using BIM for Complex Precast Elements

    The new residence hall at Valparaiso University is the school's first built entirely of precast concrete. The 300 students wouldn't be moving in so soon if not for building information modeling.

  • Tangible Benefits of BIM

    While customer demand is currently the biggest factor motivating precasters to adopt BIM, producers such as Coreslab are part of a growing group that recognize its benefits.