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, […]

Pivot and Persevere

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA This year, we couldn’t be together. But we virtually shared space. We weren’t able to gather and share critical and valuable knowledge. But we found a way to disseminate information. We missed the live demonstrations, exhibits, and project tours. So we held them online. We couldn’t celebrate, together, the […]

What is a Virtual Conference?

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA I am an old school, pencil-to-paper type of guy. I like handshakes, face-to-face meetings, and the excitement of the negotiation. With the pandemic, I have found myself disabled, in many ways, by the loss of my favorite personal tools, and I have been looking for new tools to use. […]

The 2020 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo is Going Virtual, but it will Remain Human

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Countless organizations have made their event cancelation announcements over the past couple of months. The vast majority, understandably, have expressed how difficult the decision was and how unfortunate it is to be canceling. I feel for those organizations, as I understand what these events mean for our associations and […]

To Each Other, We’ve Always Been Essential

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA If this pandemic has anything good to offer this world, it may be a new appreciation for just how connected we all are. Within the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, I think we have understood this to be true for some time. It is why the organization was founded as a […]

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