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  • Who’s Driving our Industry?

    With the increase in construction activity and the greater need for concrete, we should be celebrating the opportunity to expand our operations and grow our businesses. So why can’t we find qualified drivers to fill the labor shortages?

  • Born to Build

    Born to Build, an inspirational advertising campaign sponsored by ready-mix producer Ozinga, celebrates the American construction worker and the perseverance and hard work it takes to construct our infrastructure and buildings. If you haven't seen this video yet, you're going to want to see it...

  • Concrete and Generation Y

    How do you recruit and work with the Millennial Generation?

  • Time to Shine

    It's time to start thinking about all the different networking opportunities, and also, when and how to show off the great innovations of our industry.

  • The Benefits of ICFs

    Building a disaster-resilient home protects against more than just bad weather. Here are some points you can make about using concrete.

  • Where are our Iconic Concrete Plants? Part 2

    In what Wyoming town in 1909, was the first documented delivery of ready-mixed concrete? Help us identify our industry's most iconic ready-mix plants.

  • 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.