The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association has created a new association group - NextGen - that's geared toward getting younger cutters involved in networking and sharing ideas. While there is no set age limit, CSDA is encouraging that participants be under the age of 45.

The idea came from a meeting of CSDA Past Presidents, many of whom now have sons and daughters taking an active role in their businesses or see promising young people developing in the association. "There is a general feeling that the younger concrete cutting generation is aware of associations and what they can offer, but with new generations come new ideas," said Richard Long, a past president of CSDA. "The aim is to have a group led by younger members of CSDA, that's for younger members, to find out what they feel is important about being a member of the association and what they can offer through their involvement."

Next Gen held its inaugural meeting yesterday at World of Concrete.