TCP Editors

Insights from the editors of The Concrete Producer: Shelby O. Mitchell, Tom Bagsarian, and Rick Yelton.

  • 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...

     
  • Bridgeview, Ill.-based Prairie Material provided SCC for the SCC 2013 workshop at University of Illinois, Chicago.

    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...

     
  • 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.

     
  • Can concrete save the U.S. economy?

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

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • WOC products for producers

    If you’re planning to attend World of Concrete, don’t forget to set aside some time to browse through the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall — home of the show’s Producer Center.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Looking Out for Us

    Every producer knows that operating and maintaining a ready-mix truck requires a special approach when compared to other severe-duty vehicles. A true American innovation, proper mixer operation and maintenance procedures have often been learned the hard way.

     
  • Announcing our 2012 Influencers

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

     
  • Starting the New Year Right

    There was a time not so long ago when I would make New Year’s resolutions. And I did a pretty good job of keeping them. Some were easy, but others required some effort. I’m glad I accomplished them all.

     
  • Changes at TCP

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

     
 
 
 
 

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