March-April 2014 Table of Contents

Articles
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 is coming to Las Vegas Industry CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 is coming to Las Vegas

More than 100,000 people representing concrete producers, contractors, dealers, distributors, and more will descend on Las Vegas March 4-8 for CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Read more

Setting up Concrete Pumps Setting up Concrete Pumps

Concrete boom pumps increase productivity and reduce labor at the jobsite. Producers should be involved in positioning these devices to maintain safety and productivity. Read more

Respecting the Dispatcher Uncommon Sense Respecting the Dispatcher

Here's some expert advice you might want to give to your customers that will help your dispatch department in the long run. Read more

Family-owned producer expands operations. Producer to Watch Family-owned producer expands operations.

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

Making Cracks Invisible Making Cracks Invisible

New admixture will significantly minimize the potential for drying shrinkage cracking to such an extent that cracks may not form. Read more

Regional and Recycled Credits in LEED v4

There are two options for the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit: raw material source and extraction reporting, and leadership extraction practices. Read more

Protecting Temporary Workers: Whose Responsibility is It? Problem Clinic Protecting Temporary Workers: Whose Responsibility is It?

OSHA recently launched an initiative to protect temporary workers from jobsite hazards. Here is what concrete producers need to know. Read more

How Concrete Producers can Manage Fuel Costs How Concrete Producers can Manage Fuel Costs

Buying fuel at the lowest possible price is difficult in volatile fuel markets that can swing 10 cents or more in a day. Here is advice so you can have control over these large outlays. Read more

Looking for a Healthy Economy in 2014 Concrete Returns Looking for a Healthy Economy in 2014

The economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in 2013. Now, with all parts of the economy near or back to their pre-recession highs, we can expect a robust 2014. Read more

Converting to Concrete Parking Lots Converting to Concrete Parking Lots

Silvi Concrete convinced the owner of a freight company in New Jersey to install a concrete parking lot instead of asphalt. It resulted in 8,000 cubic yards of business for the producer. Read more

The Need for Resilient Construction The Need for Resilient Construction

There is strong market segment growth for concrete home building as resilient construction gets more attention. Read more