Below are the defining issues of today's concrete industry as defined by the respondents of the CC100 applicants. Issues ranked by popularity of responses.

  1. Economic confidence/economy
  2. Increased competition/unqualified/low bidders
  3. Profitability/margins shrinkage
  4. Lack of new obs
  5. Lending/lack of financing
  6. Cash flow
  7. Keeping schedule
  8. Government regulations
  9. Quality construction
  10. Efficiency with smaller staff
  11. Relationships and reputation
  12. Skilled manpower
  13. Diversification
  14. Safety
  15. Weather