August 2011 Table of Contents

No more smudges No more smudges

Many of us have had important notes ruined by a spilled cup of coffee, a sudden downpour, or an errant squirt of a truck washing hose. Losing important jottings can not only hinder productivity but also affect safety. Quality technicians, foremen, and supervisors must log important details of each shift in harsh settings. Read more

Fierce Family Still Flourishes

Hornet Concrete marks golden anniversary Read more

Fuel Management: Fleet Managers Feel The Pressure

Automated fuel-management services can be a boon to the bottom line. Read more

No More Smudges No More Smudges

All-weather notebooks are ideal for rough construction environments. Read more

Well-Oiled Machines Fleet Factors Well-Oiled Machines

Understanding how to make the right choices for your fleet. Read more

High-Tech Operations High-Tech Operations

Innovative systems software gives producers a competitive edge. Read more

Safety Matters Safety Matters

Two precast concrete associations reward their members' safety records. Read more

“C” is for Concrete, Canoes, and Commitment “C” is for Concrete, Canoes, and Commitment

National Concrete Canoe Competition puts future civil engineers to the test. Read more

Essentials Only Tcp 100 Essentials Only

Many producers are buying only the basics while waiting for business to increase. Read more

North America's Largest Concrete Producers TCP 100 North America's Largest Concrete Producers

A comprehensive list of North America's largest concrete producers. Read more

TCP 100 An Uphill Climb TCP 100 An Uphill Climb

Producers agree the worst is over. But demand remains elusive while the economy struggles. Read more

M&A on the Mend Concrete Returns M&A on the Mend

Mergers and acquisitions have slowed with the economy, but have not entirely gone away. Read more

Certifiably Sustainable Certifiably Sustainable

A new program rewards environmentally responsible plants. Read more

Making a Quality Hire Problem Clinic Making a Quality Hire

Q: We are a small but growing ready-mix producer. We have just decided to open a portable plant to service a multiyear project. We are considering hiring a full-time quality control manager. At what annual production volume does it make sense to make this hire? Read more

2011 TCP100 Preview 2011 TCP100 Preview

The numbers have been crunched and the surveys are in. So what do they tell us? This year's TCP100 does not look much different from last year's. The top three producers remain the same. In fact, the top 10 companies from last year's list are the same this year, although the order has changed slightly. Here's a sneek peek at this year's top 10 TCP100 companies ... Read more