A Shift in the Mortgage Market
The pendulum swings back toward easier mortgage-lending standards as the government tries to resurrect housing.
Can You Spare a Dime?
Producers with strong balance sheets can secure loans.
The Loan Default Shakedown
Here are some pointers for wrestling with your bank.
Where to Find Credit Relief
Credit is available if you look hard enough.
My Economic Outlook
Ready-mix production may total less than 375 million yards in 2008.
Calm Down: No Recession
The concrete industry faces tough questions whenever the economic horizon is cloudy. Managers must decide on the timing for capital expenditures, how to plan staffing levels, and many smaller decisions in between.
I believe the key to the housing recovery will be the traditional...
Housing's Perfect Storm
Against the financial backdrop of the new housing market, it is becoming harder to predict the outcome of 2007. But we could see a year where concrete production falls as much as 10% to 15% from the 2006 record.