Growing Pains

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The current state of the tilt-up concrete market, from volume and opportunity standpoints, is the best it’s ever been in my lifetime. If you are wanting to get into the tilt-up design and/or construction market, now is the time. The market demand for this great product is at an […]

Influence vs Expertise

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) recently published an updated list of tilt-up industry influencers. As with the first release in the spring of 2020, the announcement was shared on social media, posted on company websites, and celebrated among colleagues. Interestingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, the coverage caused some to […]

Blessed

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA As I write this President’s letter today for Tilt-Up Today magazine, I have been asking myself to think of one word that would best describe the current state of the TCA and the tilt-up industry.  “BLESSED” is the first word that comes to mind, and it is so true. […]

The Right Way

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA I had the honor of filling in for Shawn Hickey during World of Concrete as I presented the 4-hour tilt-up certification preparatory seminar to a packed room of certification candidates. After giving them the disappointing news that I was their substitute teacher for the day due to Shawn being […]

Facilitating Community Action

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA “I Have Looked Upon the Community as the Unit of Social Organization in Which Lies the Greatest Element of Hope for Permanent Progress.”I Following our virtual gathering in October of 2020, I wrote a letter expounding the importance of being a community. On the surface, it’s obvious and could […]

2021 Convention Success, the Big Box Market, and Keeping an Architectural Focus

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Despite being in a global pandemic, we just had an in-person, SAFE, and successful 2021 TCA convention in September in my hometown, in the great “show me” state of Missouri! It was a pleasure and an honor of a lifetime for Concrete Strategies to host this year’s TCA convention!  […]

Eliminating Barriers to Engagement

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Have you noticed that you don’t need a password to register for the Tilt-Up Convention and Expo? More on that after a quick story. . . . This August, our family traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, because one of my kids was competing in the USA Triathlon (USAT) Youth and […]

E-Commerce Boom, Out of Stock, and Help Wanted!

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA All three of these items are having a HUGE effect on the tilt-up industry right now and for the foreseeable future!  The e-commerce world is what is driving this best ever tilt-up economy, and “out of stock” and “help wanted” are big thorns in everyone’s sides! The tilt-up industry […]

Growth and Getting Back to Normal!

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA First, it is an honor of a lifetime to serve as the 2021 TCA president! Let me introduce myself: My name is Barclay Gebel. I grew up on a farm in Hillsboro, Missouri, and after graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1988, I when straight to work as a […]

Meet Me in St. Louis

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA With the recent good news that the United States projects enough vaccine supply for all adults by May, we are seeing the first solid metric in more than a year that suggests it will be possible to hold an in-person convention this fall. We have heard from many members […]

Rededicating Ourselves to the Mission and Each Other

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Most people celebrated the end of 2020 with an expectation of forthcoming pandemic relief, optimism for economic stabilization and recovery, and seeing glimpses of light at the end of a long dark tunnel. I don’t think anyone anticipated the three historic weeks that would open 2021 and the gravity […]

Remaining Calm in the Storm

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA What a difficult year this continues to be. First there was a national health crisis, then a national financial crisis, and then national political unrest. If viewed independently, each of these events are considered a major crisis, but combining the three has set our nation, our families, our friends, […]

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