Data & Markets

  • Pierre Villere: Has the economy really turned around? (Video)

    Get a firsthand glimpse into what 2013 will bring. Pierre Villere, president and managing partner of Allen-Villere Partners, presented his firm’s economic outlook at World of Concrete’s CC Live! venue.

  • CSI Launches Product Category Rules for Environmental Product Declaration of Concrete

    The Product Category Rules (PCR) for unreinforced concrete developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is published by the International EPD System.

  • Jobs, factory data point to steady economic growth

    According to the latest Labor Department data, the construction sector added 28,000 new jobs in January — in addition to December's gain of 30,000 positions.

  • SDC accepts nominations for innovation award

    The concrete industry’s Strategic Development Council is accepting nominations for its Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award, established in memory of the long-time SDC supporter and Executive Committee member who passed away in January 2010.

  • STOPS and STARTS for Better Service

    In December, we talked about how to set SMART goals and I promised to give you some considerations on what to stop doing and start doing to reach your goals. This article is about a few STOPS and STARTS to begin the year with a customer service focus.

  • Vulcan sells $149M in assets; buys quarries

    Vulcan Materials Company has announced that it has completed asset sale transactions which generated total gross proceeds of approximately $149 million.

  • Strong Economic Momentum Expected to Spillover to Construction

    Improving underlying economic fundamentals, the existence of large pent-up demand balances, and the diminishment of economic fiscal cliff uncertainty will combine to result in strong growth rates in 2013 and an increase in cement consumption.

  • Builder Confidence Stalls

    The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index stalls at 47, just shy of the point where more builders consider the single-family homes market will be better in the next six months.

  • Forming up to be a better year

    I felt a sense of optimism as I walked the aisles of The Precast Show/ICON Expo 2013 last week in Indianapolis.

  • Announcing our 2012 Influencers

    The Concrete Producer’s 2012 Industry Influencers are...

  • Changes at TCP

    One look will tell you that TCP is updating its digital identity. Our editorial staff is changing, too.

  • IMI Purchases Transit-Mix Concrete in Owensboro, KY

    Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the ready-mix concrete assets of Transit-Mix Concrete Co. in Owensboro, Kentucky from Kim and Ann Agner.

  • Year-end employment bump helps construction sector

    According to new figures from the U.S. Labor Department, 30,000 construction jobs were created in December.

  • Trenwa Promotes George Schurr to President

    Trenwa, Inc. has announced the promotion of George Schurr to President and Chief Operating Officer.

  • Skin in the Game

    Now that our industry seems poised for a recovery, I believe it's time for those of us who have been watching on the sidelines to put a little skin in the game.

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    Lean Machine

    Bakersfield lacks the notoriety, glamour, and fame of other California cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Yet many outside the Golden State probably don't realize that a huge population gain from 70,000 to 350,000 in just 40 years has catapulted Bakersfield almost into the...

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    Slugging It Out

    Ready-mix production could top 300 million yards in 2012.

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    Shoulder to the Wheel

    Leaders have no choice but to reach agreement on the Fiscal Cliff.

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    Changing Times

    The industry should be thankful it has changed with the times, just like our Influencers.

  • How to Manage Risk

    In his NRMCA Industry Data Survey presentation at the association's ConcreteWorks conference in National Harbor, Md., in September, Pierre Villere, president and managing partner at Allen-Villere Partners, gave advice to producers on how to manage risk in the future.


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