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  • 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.

  • Third-party Verification Programs

    Third-party verification programs are integral to the concrete industry. They lend credibility to claims and assurance of quality.

  • Keeping your Hydraulic Fluid Clean

    Most hydraulic component failures can be traced to hydraulic oil problems. Clean oil can be a challenge for vehicles and other construction equipment.

  • Fibers for Industrial Slabs

    SlabMASTER steel reinforcing fibers CAR-25-CDM give the best compromise between high fiber count and requirements for workability and finishability.

  • Fibers Improve Adhesion

    Novamesh 950 improves adhesion in the mix, increases bond strength, and improves performance for toughness and crack-holding capability.

  • Replace Reinforcing Steel

    Replacing rebar or mesh with this product has many benefits: improved crack resistance, durability, and improved shear strength.