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  • Are you ready to meet higher concrete demand?

    Industry economists are predicting 2015 will be the best year for concrete production in five years, with gains in residential, commercial, and public construction. But how well is the concrete industry prepared to meet this pent-up demand? How quickly can producers recapture their pre-recession...

  • Concrete Mix Names

    The concrete industry doesn't need to develop a single product code naming convention and force all producers to use it.

  • The Naming of Concrete Mixes

    Jay Shilstone is often asked, "How should I name my concrete mixes?" He created a survey to help answer that question and sums it up with some great points to consider.

  • Where are our Iconic Concrete Plants?

    We'd like to document the location and history of the iconic concrete plants that have produced the concrete that built America.

  • Name that Concrete

    Does your mix code reflect the composition or performance of the concrete mix, or is it arbitrary?”

  • Products Lead to Profit

    The 2015 Buyer's Guide is your one-stop resources to products and information.

  • Producers Need to Get Concrete Test Results

    It’s a violation of the building code when concrete producers are not provided with test results, yet it happens regularly.

  • Mobile Apps for Ready Mix Producers

    The construction industry as a whole has long been cautious about adopting new technology, but mobile apps for ready-mix producers and their customers may be an idea whose time has come.

  • What will Influence your Operations in 2015?

    There are several important industry trends which might influence your business operations.

  • Concrete Holds Many Opportunities

    Despite some trials and tribulations, our industry leaders are positive about the future.