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2015-2016 Chairman Andy Wieser will rely on hard work and staying one step ahead to move NPCA into the future

“Work smarter, not harder.” Anyone who manufactures precast concrete will tell you hard work is essential to success. It’s the driving force behind making a quality product and the reason why the industry has excelled. Andy Wieser, president of Maiden Rock, Wis.-based Wieser Concrete Products, learned the importance of hard work at a young age from his parents, Joe and Mary Wieser. But Joe taught his son something else: Think one step ahead of your actions and your work will be easier.

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Tail winds greet industry’s top annual gathering

68 WOCi 150World of Concrete, February 2-5, is set to have its largest staging in seven years, new show owner Informa Exhibitions US notes, with 1,400-plus suppliers, manufacturers and service providers exhibiting in more than 700,000 net square feet of indoor/outdoor space at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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60 Pavementi 150Despite cement intensity holding a predicted 2015 boom in check, 2016 and beyond look to be robust, thanks in large part to a new transportation bill

Cement consumption in the United States will continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace than predicted at the beginning of 2015, according to a new report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The United States’ cement market is expected to increase by 3.5 percent in 2015 to just shy of 92 million metric tons of total cement consumption, followed by larger rates of growth in 2016 and 2017, 5 percent (to 96.4 million metric tons) and 5.7 percent (to 101.9 million metric tons), respectively.