Pierre Villere, longtime economics columnist for The Concrete Producer, predicts continued growth. Through the first half of the year, he believes that ready-mixed concrete production advanced at a double digit rate, the fastest rate of growth since before the recession, and may end the year as high as the growth rate of 2013 to 2015. Looking past the occasional swings caused by political and social events, he also says that there is no doubt that younger Americans continue to be a force in the overall economy.

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