November 2008 Table of Contents

Overhead Benefits Overhead Benefits

One of world's most advanced sustainable construction studies is reviewing an interesting application of concrete construction. Read more

Crash Course Fleet Factors Crash Course

Accidents impact profitability and insurance rates. Read more

Central Time

New mixing equipment has many options and saves energy. Read more

Playing It Safe Playing It Safe

Two associations recognize hundreds of plants for their safety efforts. Read more

Automating Fiber Lifting and Carrying

Automatically adding fiber is safe and efficient. Read more

2008 Excellence In Safety Awards Nrmca Honors Safest Plants

Association presents 884 plants with Excellence in Safety awards. Read more

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, aggregates, and concrete products, Safety Month events filled the calendar in June. Employees talked about heart attack prevention, ran in the Manitoba Marathon, listened to addresses from management, and celebrated their safety achievements. Read more

My Economic Outlook Concrete Returns My Economic Outlook

Ready-mix production may total less than 375 million yards in 2008. Read more

Keeping Producers Safe Keeping Producers Safe

Entrepreneurship is a family tradition. Read more

Without a Pen Without a Pen

Voice recognition software eliminates the need for a signature. Read more