Over 400 concrete industry advocates gathered on Monday evening for the ASCC Kick-Off Bash, sharing stories and discussing the state of the industry. Concrete contractors and suppliers seemed upbeat and optimistic as business is picking up in most parts of the country. ASCC’s new technical director, Bruce Suprenant was making the rounds, as was executive director Bev Garnant. To learn more about ASCC, visit the new web site at www.ascconline.com or attend the Concrete Executive Leadership Forum, July 25 to 28 in Palm Beach, Fla. .