Influencers

  • Producer Stresses Technical Expertise

    Cranesville Block Inc. is a family-owned company that prides itself in offering a quality, sustainable product.

     
  • 2014 Influencer: Richard Szecsy

    Drawing on his industry expertise and Ph.D. in civil engineering, Richard Szecsy has helped develop and update the concrete industry's standards.

     
  • 2014 Influencer: Mark Perniconi

    Mark Perniconi carries out the Charles Pankow Foundation’s mission to advance market-driven innovation with an approach befitting a civil engineer with an MBA from Purdue University.

     
  • 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.

     
  • The new 34,000-square-foot facility was built 40 feet high to accommodate laser projection technology that allows Finfrock to produce precast panels in record time, and with exceptional accuracy.

    2014 Infuencer: Robert Finfrock

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

     
  • Producer to Watch: Delaware Valley Concrete

    This concrete producer rolled out its first ready-mix truck powered entirely by compressed natural gas, making it the first to own and operate a CNG mixer in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

     
  • Family-run Producer Establishes Presence in the U.S.

    By bringing together outstanding equipment, technology, and innovative techniques, Supermix meets and exceeds customers' quality and service expectations.

     
  • Family-owned producer expands operations.

    Molalla Redi-Mix & Rock Products is a small family-owned producer that knows the value of its employees.

     
  • Left to right, Jeff Davis, Ryan Henkensiefken, and Mike Donovan have helped Central Concrete Supply lead the industry in developing Environmental Product Declarations.

    Influencer: Central Concrete Supply Co.

    The San Jose, Calif., producer leads the nation in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs disclose environmental data such as carbon emissions, water use, and embodied energy.

     
  • Jason Weiss, Ph.D., teaches civil engineering at Purdue University and leads research to prevent one of concretes greatest plaguescracking. Photo: Purdue University

    Influencer: Jason Weiss

    Jason Weiss' internal curing research reveals small changes that result in big improvements. For more than a decade, Weiss and his Purdue University students have worked to improve concrete with internal curing.

     
  • David Biggs, P.E., S.E. of Biggs Consulting Engineering invites masonry product producers to join the National Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative, to be sure they have a place at the table, when this industry-changing technology goes into effect.

    Influencer: David Biggs

    David Biggs is a leader in securing a spot for masonry in the expanding world of Building Information Modeling (BIM). He is the coordinator of the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative, known as BIM-M.

     
  • Southern California-based Robertson's Ready Mix operates more than 40 ready-mix plants and 12 aggregates facilities.

    Producer to Watch: Robertson's Ready Mix

    Robertson's Ready Mix is a family-owned business with great community ties.

     
  • Titan America's appropriately-named truck, Pinky, was painted its titular color in support of the Pink Ribbon foundation.

    Titan America Stresses Social Initiatives

    Titan America stands out through its work on environmental issues, community outreach, and wildlife preservation.

     
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    Concrete as a Value Proposition

    The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub takes to the streets.

     
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    Taking Orders

    Jim Wagner wrote the book on ready-mix dispatch.

     
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    Check It Out

    All of these industries have or will have check-off programs, if Major Ogilvie has anything to do with it.

     
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    Wielding Influence

    D. Gene Daniel watches out for the interests of the little guy.

     
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    A Mind for Math

    Bill Allen is the father of modern valuation theory.

     
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    Tuning People in to Concrete

    Jerry Larson is a leader in promoting roller-compacted concrete.

     
 
 
 
 

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