More stories about Management

  • Work Truck Show 2009

  • Singing Safety's Praises

    This summer, Lafarge employees around the world observed Safety Month. Each plant organized events, open houses, and educational sessions to raise safety awareness among employees, subcontractors, and local communities. At Lafarge's Greater Winnipeg Area (GWA) operations, which include ready-mix...

  • Automating the Precast Business

    Precision Development has developed what many consider to be the first total management software program that can fully automate the business practices of a modern precast concrete business.

  • Creating Strategies that Work

    Successful companies have road maps that will really work to transform their businesses, even with the challenges of a difficult market. For example, who would have predicted the effects of the lending market on the residential concrete market just two years ago?

  • Influencing Today for a Better Tomorrow

    The editors of THE CONCRETE PRODUCER are honored to recognize the people who are greatly influencing the concrete industry. These influencers, like Gene Martineau, have adopted leadership styles that are marked by consensus building. A desire to improve the entire industry, not just a market...

  • Keeping an Eye on Fueling

    Since fuel is the single greatest expense of any fleet's operation, managers must have an effective and efficient tracking system to determine if their department is within budget.

  • Reaching Higher

    Producers who have developed a strategic plan are more successful than those without one.

  • Breaking Even

    he Break-Even Point is the point where expenses or costs equal revenues. Quite simply, it is the inflection point when a concrete business neither makes money nor losses money.

  • The Strongest Team

    In business, just like in sports, the strongest team wins. Most people in the concrete industry recognize this and would agree that "our people areour most important asset." Greater demands continue to be placed on personnel due to growth, more complex business environments, and the need to...

  • Inescapable

    In the last decade, there's been a new trend in prison management. What was once purely a government process, is slowly being turned over to the private sector. One main reason for this switch has been the efficiency with which many prison management companies can build new facilities.