On the first episode of Tennessee Concrete Conversations in 2023, host Alan Sparkman reflects back on what the past year meant for the concrete and construction industries, and makes some predictions on where both industries are heading in 2023.
In this episode, Alan goes in depth by looking at a variety of different challenges and changes happening in the industry. He begins by discussing cement allocations, pointing out the potential flattening and decrease in residential demand for concrete. Alan then walks through the elements that are out of ready mix producers’ control, and provides guidance on how to work through those changes. Workforce is another topic of discussion Alan touches on, focusing on how demographics like age will play a role in retaining and recruiting talent in 2023. Lastly, he goes into detail explaining ingredient changes and switches in concrete, and how those can impact the industry inside and outside of the lab. Alan covers everything you need to know to stay on top of current concrete trends and news so you can better navigate the industry in 2023.
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