Before joining the concrete industry in 2003, Tom Johnson managed a Nashville-based regional delivery service for 20 years. In this capacity, he handled same-day and expedited deliveries of various products for local and out-of-town shippers. In April 2003, Tom was hired as a driver by a Nashville ready-mix producer. After a few months, he went on to work for other construction materials testing companies and ready-mix producers in a variety of capacities, through which he gained experience and training in sales, dispatch, and quality control. Tom is an NRMCA Concrete Certified Sales Professional, and has several certifications from ACI and TN-DOT.
With summer temperatures rising, TCP blogger Tom Johnson offers five tips for keeping your nighttime pours running smoothly.
Apparently the topic of cylinder testing gone wrong struck a chord with TCP readers, who wrote back to share stories similar to the one in last month’s blog. Following are just two humorous examples.
As uncertainty continues in the concrete market, one thing that remains constant is the use of test cylinders.
Two events early in my ready-mix sales career motivated me to learn all I could about the science of concrete design and placement.
Most of the time, a ready-mix producer operates under the direction of the owner or general manager. These leaders guide the dispatch manager, who decides which customers will receive concrete on a particular workday. However, in some companies, the dispatch manager receives little guidance or...
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