September-October 2015 Table of Contents

Articles
The Concrete Producer 2015 Survey Round-Up TCP Survey The Concrete Producer 2015 Survey Round-Up

Here are the articles and web extras from the 2015 The Concrete Producer Survey. Read more

TCP Survey: Business Improving TCP Survey: Business Improving

With concrete demand rebounding, producers reveal how they plan to keep up. Many turn to technology to gain advantage. Read more

TCP Survey: Public, Residential, and Nonresidential

Public has improved slightly, private was slower than expected, and nonresidential outperformed other sectors. Read more

TCP Survey: Wood Construction is a Threat TCP Survey: Wood Construction is a Threat

The wood industry is aggressively working to gain market share over other building materials and influence building codes, especially in commercial mid-rise construction. Read more

Realizing the Potential of Quality Control TCP Survey Realizing the Potential of Quality Control

Concrete producers are responding to customer demands by improving and expanding quality control services. Read more

TCP Survey: 2014 Top 10 Producers

Top North American concrete producers remained unchanged in 2014. Here is how they ranked, based on revenue. Read more

2014 Top Mergers & Acquisitions for Concrete Producers TCP Survey 2014 Top Mergers & Acquisitions for Concrete Producers

Deals between private middle-market companies were structured to eliminate local competition. Larger, publicly traded companies continued to divest non-strategic operations to raise money for acquisitions. Read more

TCP Survey: Precast and the Public Sector TCP Survey: Precast and the Public Sector

Infrastructure sales lead to growth for the precast concrete industry. Read more

Mix Designs and Polished Concrete From the Editor Mix Designs and Polished Concrete

Concrete that will be ground and polished benefits from having a larger coarse aggregate content than conventional structural concrete. Read more

Product Pulse: Hot Water Heaters Product Pulse: Hot Water Heaters

The September-October issue of The Concrete Producer focused on Hot Water Heaters. Read more

Concrete Production will Increase in 2016 Concrete Returns Concrete Production will Increase in 2016

All signs point to a good year ahead for the concrete industry. Read more

Contractor or Employee?

Producers may be forced to hire some familiar faces who had been working as independent contractors. Read more

2015 September-October Fleet Factors

Articles focusing on Fleets, Trucks and Accessories from the 2015 September-October issue of The Concrete Producer. Read more

From the Editor Truck Driver Shortage

How do we fill the seats of ready-mix trucks with qualified drivers in the midst of labor shortages? Read more

Midtown Tunnel Project Midtown Tunnel Project

When completed in 2016, the new 3,800-foot concrete-reinforced tunnel will provide a separate road that allows two lanes of traffic in both directions, doubling capacity beneath the Elizabeth River. Read more

Concrete Links the Loop Concrete Links the Loop

Prairie Material teamed up with Butterfield Color, project designer Alfred Benesch, the Chicago DOT, and concrete contractor Capitol Cement to develop a unique red mix that would delineate the bus-only concrete lanes on 14 blocks. Read more