This month, Concrete Construction is pleased to bring readers our newly updated Industry Sourcebook. The Industry Sourcebook is an all-encompassing snapshot of the concrete industry circa 2006, and even if it didn't land on your doorstep at the beginning of the month, Concrete Construction Online makes getting into the Sourcebook easy. Just head over to our searchable, sortable database to find what you need.

Concrete ConstructionIndustry Sourcebook is the definitive look at today's industry. But, as we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a glance back to our own beginnings by pulling some of our favorite products of yesteryear from our archives.

Divided into categories including Concrete Making Materials, Concrete Construction Equipment, Concrete Supplies, Formwork Products, Placing and Finishing Equipment, Repair and Demolition Equipment, and Decorative Concrete Tools, our journey back in time will provide fascinating details on old-school equipment and technique, elucidate the process of innovation, and demonstrate how far the industry has come in such a short time.

And after you wax nostalgic over the products used in the industry a half-century ago, you'll want to be sure to check out the cutting-edge, award-winning products from the World of Concrete's Most Innovative Products competition. This year, the contest enjoyed the largest participation in its history.