TCP Editors

Insights from the editor of The Concrete Producer: Sharon J. Rehana with contributors Tom Bagsarian, Bill Palmer and Rick Yelton.

  • Where’s the Fly Ash?

    Despite an industry-wide effort to make concrete more sustainable, combined with the recent EPA final ruling declaring fly ash non-hazardous, the use of fly ash in concrete mixes is on a steady decrease because there just isn’t enough of it.

  • Concrete Influencers

    The results of the 2015 TCP Annual Survey are in. While we look at where we’ve been and where we’re going, take a moment to recognize who has led the way.

  • Truck Driver Shortage

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

  • Who’s Driving our Industry?

    With the increase in construction activity and the greater need for concrete, we should be celebrating the opportunity to expand our operations and grow our businesses. So why can’t we find qualified drivers to fill the labor shortages?

  • Concrete and Generation Y

    How do you recruit and work with the Millennial Generation?

  • Time to Shine

    It's time to start thinking about all the different networking opportunities, and also, when and how to show off the great innovations of our industry.

  • Concrete Mix Names

    The concrete industry doesn't need to develop a single product code naming convention and force all producers to use it.

  • Name that Concrete

    Does your mix code reflect the composition or performance of the concrete mix, or is it arbitrary?”

  • Products Lead to Profit

    The 2015 Buyer's Guide is your one-stop resources to products and information.

  • Concrete Jobs: Visit a CIM Campus

    Every potential college student you know should stop at one of the four CIM college campuses offering a concrete industry degree. It's a not only a great industry, but jobs are on the rise and employers are looking for the right talent.

  • What's New From World of Concrete Europe?

    Concrete producers around the world face many of the same challenges. World of Concrete Europe provided the space and networking opportunities to discuss what's new for the industry.

  • Happy Days

    The mood at WOC this year was more optimistic than it has been in many years. It felt like the entire industry was breathing a deep sigh of relief.

  • Cold Weather Performance

    What constitutes reasonable and effective cold weather protection for concrete? The Concrete Foundations Association has developed a survey to collect opinions from the industry on the best practices for cold weather concreting and they want your opinions.

  • Back to Basics but in a Different Way

    ACI 318-14 will help increase concrete’s use in the future

  • How Are You Benchmarking?

    I'm thinking things are better, even for next year. But how are you feeling now about 2015?

  • Meet with us in DC

    Next week ACI will be holding its fall convention at Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. For many producers this sounds as exciting as chipping out a full drum of hardened concrete. After all, isn’t ACI just a group of engineers and researchers?

  • The Triad Award

    There are lots of awards out there recognizing concrete projects. We wanted to take that one step further and recognize the team behind a great concrete construction project.

  • Sharing Our News of Career Opportunity

    With so many deep layoffs in our ranks, many locations are trying to rehire positions only to be stymied by lack of interest.

  • Sharing North American Concrete Production Ideas with India

    I plan to profile several recently erected production plants. I’d like to profile ready-mixed concrete, pipe production, wet-cast precast, block, and hollowcore operations to our Indian attendees. And I'm looking for recent projects to profile.

  • Sharing Pervious Opportunities in Brazil

    This promoter is working hard to increase pervious concrete's market share.


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