The experience of a Homewood, Illinois, construction firm suggests that the two-way radio may provide the extra angle needed in today's concrete contract bidding. M. S. Altherr, owner of Altherr Construction Company, reports that the coordination and speed radio gives him has cut his operational expenses 10 percent, saved him to an hour on every job and enabled him to give better service to his customers. Radio enables the company to effect important time savings on every job. One example is the coordination possible with radio between a concrete job and the supplier of ready mixed concrete. For example, a foreman may find, as a particular job nears completion, that he needs additional concrete. With radio he can pick up his mobile radio microphone right at the job, call the office and have the secretary place the order. Requests for sand fill, forms from the company's yard or special equipment are handled in the same way.