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Events > BigWig Lunch Talk: Barclay Gebel

Aimed at up-and-coming leaders in our industry, BigWig Lunch Talks expose young professionals to the unique and inspiring stories of the tilt-up industry’s most successful architects, engineers and contractors. Each talk starts at 12:00 pm central and lasts for 30 minutes followed by a 20-minute Q&A. Talks are held virtually via video chat. If your lunch is crunchy, chew while muted.
Registration ClosedPre-registration is required for this event. To maintain a group size conducive to in-depth conversation, participation is limited to the first 20 registrants. Events are sure to fill up fast and registration will close once full.

June 26, 2018

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Video Conference

This event will be held live via video conference. A link to the event will be sent by email upon successful registration.

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For our first talk in this series, we will hear from Barclay Gebel, Vice President of Operations at Concrete Strategies. Growing up around construction, Barclay worked on his first tilt-up project at 16 years old while still attending high school. His father worked as a superintendent for Clayco, one of, if not the first, tilt-up construction firms in the region. Gebel quickly made a name for himself in the industry and was named Vice President of Operations for Clayco TiltUp in 1998. The Clayco TiltUp brand continued to grow through the 1990s and was re-branded as Concrete Strategies in 2005. Today, Concrete Strategies employs over 550 field personnel and completes over $200 million in revenue annually from its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and a newly opened office in Kansas City, Kansas. Despite his continuous insistence that he is just a dumb carpenter, he is a recognized authority on tilt-up construction and has generously shared his tilt-up tips and tricks as a regular speaker at the TCA Tilt-Up Convention and has coauthored many articles for Tilt-Up Today. Gebel is a past member of the Board of Directors for the TCA, a past chair of the TCA Safety Committee and the inaugural recipient of the Tilt-Up Contractor of the Year Award.