That’s a Wrap

Español | Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA I met with TCA’s Executive Director, Mitch Bloomquist, several times in Iowa over the past year as I passed through Cedar Rapids. We’ve had the great opportunity to meet at several tilt-up events as well. Getting together to discuss big issues over a meal always seems to be […]

Among the Greats!

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA What a year we have had! Just last year, I stood on the stage in Denver as I received the David L. Kelly Distinguished Engineer Award, looking out among the crowd with amazement at the record attendance for the TCA Convention and Gala.  In Tampa, we broke records once […]

Take the Gold

Español | Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Tampa, here we come! I paddle on a dragon boat team called the KC Pink Warriors. Our team founder paddled with a team in Tampa for a bit, igniting her fire for the sport. When she and her family moved to Kansas, she wanted to bring the sport […]

Investing in our Future

Español | Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Congratulations to my hometown Kansas City Chiefs for their second Super Bowl win in three years! The Kansas City community and many fans around the world have celebrated this victory. It’s hard to believe that the young, 27-year-old quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, brings back the NFL MVP, the Super […]

Hand the Torch

Español | Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA As I write my last TCA president’s letter, I look back on my TCA involvement throughout my career. I was first elected to the TCA’s Board of Directors back in 2010. In 2011, I did my first TCA presentation at our convention. I can remember, back in 2011, […]

Check Your Braces

Español | Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA In the field, after your tilt up panels are erected, you must check your braces after every storm or wind event to assure all the brace bolts are tight to secure the braces!  If your are a manager of people, you need to act like the people you […]

Brace Yourself Like a Tilt-Up Panel

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Brace yourself for the uncertain times ahead. I believe we are experiencing the most unpredictable times of our lives.  We all have more work than we can do, which is a blessing, but these times are so uncertain. The fuel price is the highest it’s been in our lifetimes; […]

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 […]


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. […]

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!  […]

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 […]

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