While some economists foresee a slowdown in the overall economy and a flat construction industry in […]
Are we there yet? It’s a question that anybody traveling with kids on a long-distance car ride has heard many times before. And it’s a question I’ve been hearing all year long from precast concrete manufacturers – only the topic is much more serious. They’re wondering about the economy, the end of the recession and the return to at least some normal level of activity.
By Ty Gable. If you’re looking for hope, here it is. If you have adjusted your overhead to this new market reality, made the tough decisions and retooled for a smaller, more efficient operation, then you’ve already done the heavy lifting.
Precast industry veterans Joe Floyd and Billy Jackson discuss the job outlook for 2010.
In short, any new government jobs bill or stimulus package needs to get beyond last year’s “shovel ready” projects and into some serious heavy construction that rebuilds our transportation and water infrastructure and puts people back to work.
NPCA’s technical consultant Sue McCraven invited precast producers James Crockett of Trenwa Inc., Malek Eljizi of Stress-Con Industries Inc. and Steve Wolszczenski of Terre Hill Concrete Products Inc. to discuss how economic uncertainty affects health care planning in 2010 for their respective companies.
Better times are ahead, but we’re not there yet. The keys to survival in this winter of discontent are to continue to look for new markets and find ways to expand your product offerings
Concrete or wood? Railroads around the world face this decision daily as they replace millions of deteriorating cross ties used as a base for railroad tracks.
I’m like a starving smallmouth bass in a great big pond – when I see a Junebug drop into the water, I’ll swim all the way across the pond to snag that bug. So even if it’s only a small, tasty morsel, I had to latch on to the snippet of good news that June construction starts rose 3 percent from May, according to the July 16 Reed Construction Data report.