Shelby O. Mitchell

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Every picture tells a story

A lifelong fan of ready-mix trucks has a colorful take on the industry. More

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Frenemies: Can concrete and asphalt find common ground?

Each year when new college interns join our magazine’s staff for the summer, we make a point to visit a local producer for a crash course on the concrete industry. This year, Prairie Material invited us to visit its Addison, Ill., plant, as well as a roller-compacted concrete paving project in nearby Streamwood. More

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TCP supports industry efforts to produce high-quality concrete

On a beautiful May afternoon in Chicago, BASF product manager Joe Daczko had the full attention of 85 concrete aficionados as he compared placing self-consolidating concrete (SCC) to serving an adult beverage. “You’re not pouring a glass of beer,” said Daczko, as the group watched the fluid concrete fill a U-shaped plexiglass form. “SCC is not a cure-all. You still have to pour it correctly according to the form dimensions and mix characteristics, if you want to prevent bugholes.” More

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Holy precast… it’s a concrete bat cave!

The National Precast Concrete Association’s (NPCA) annual Creative Use of Precast Awards are known for highlighting some of the industry’s most interesting work. This year was no different. More

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Can concrete save the U.S. economy?

Calls for improving America’s infrastructure are getting louder by the day. More

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World of Concrete attendance reflects industry optimism

Although we often look to housing starts or construction employment numbers to gauge growth in the concrete industry, many also watch another key indicator: attendance at World of Concrete. More

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World of Concrete: What’s in it for producers?

As many of you know, the industry’s only annual event for commercial concrete and masonry construction – World of Concrete – isn’t just for contractors. More

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Changes at TCP

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

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