On September 28, 2011, the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated at a ceremony in Washington Square Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The project, which started as an effort to demonstrate the benefits of Tilt-Up concrete construction as part of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s (TCA’s) annual convention, quickly turned in to something so much more. Not only is the project a testament to the versatility, applicability and beauty of Tilt-Up construction, it is a demonstration of the generosity, pride and good will of TCA members. Most importantly, it continues the legacy of Korean War Veterans and recognizes those who paid the supreme sacrifice and gave their lives in defense of South Korea.
It is hard to believe that this past year, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association turned 25 years old. It seems only yesterday that we were celebrating the 20th year with our friends during the World of Concrete and in a blink of an eye another five is gone. “Gone”, however, is a relative term as there is no point in the 25 year history of the TCA where one could say that the passing of time was wasted, or ineffective…in essence “gone” from a chance to make an impact. Quite the opposite is true. One has to look no further than to some of the stalwart companies that helped establish the TCA and have actively participated, as well as observed from an experienced perspective, in the transition of an industry thanks to the leadership of membership companies and dedicated staff.
Hopefully by the time you are reading this you are on your way to, enjoying yourself at, or just returning from the 2011 TCA Annual Convention. The annual convention is a great way to dive in to all that the TCA has to offer. Taking advantage of all that the TCA is doing is the [...]
The TCA… a force that is advocating for increased demand of your product, and the resources to help you improve it that are second to none.
TCA has announced the availability of superintendent job log books for members. “This will allow our superintendents to quantify their work experience and allow our corporation to qualify our staff’s progress,” said Shawn Hickey, Vice President of SiteCast Construction Corp. from Ottawa, Ontario. Made with waterproof front and back covers, the book is wire bound [...]
I can hardly believe that 2010 is already coming to a close, which means the end of my term as president of the TCA. I have greatly enjoyed my year as president. This opportunity gave me the chance to get to know more of our members, continue to learn from the best in our industry, [...]
By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. TCA has announced the recipients of the 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Now in its 20th consecutive year, the Achievement Awards program was established by TCA to honor projects that use site-cast Tilt-Up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. Projects [...]
One of the most talked about subjects in today’s industry is the status of our economy. Many in the Tilt-Up industry have been working diligently to make the most of this downturn by finding new and innovative ways to offer additional services in more places. One such contractor is Lindsay Lampasona, LLC of Norfolk, Mass. [...]
KANSAS CITY, HERE WE COME What’s the phrase they use in the movies – “It’s a wrap?” That phrase certainly applies to the 2010 Annual Convention completed this past October in Irvine, California. The convention theme was “Building for Disaster Protection.” The program opened with the unveiling of the Tilt-Up Blast testing video. You can [...]
TCA member Robert E. Libs, 69, of Floyds Knobs, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. The Floyd County native was a graduate of Providence High School and attended Purdue University before returning home to help operate his family business, Arthur M. Libs & Sons. Bob helped build the business into a major award-winning contracting rm [...]
In today’s market, many are looking for a quick fix to their sales woes. Unfortunately, there are no magic answers. As a marketing professional specializing in the concrete industry for the last 15 years, I am often asked what the most effective means of marketing is with regard to return on investment. Although I am [...]
It is no secret that the economic downturn has had a profound impact on the construction community. Markets are down, competition for projects is greater, and contractors are being pressured to reduce costs. One of the keys to success for contractors surviving these trying times is industry support. The site case Tilt-Up concrete industry has [...]