Shelby O. Mitchell is a freelance writer and former Hanley Wood editor. Since 2006, she has written for The Concrete Producer, Concrete Construction, Concrete Surfaces, Public Works, and Masonry Construction magazines. She has also provided editorial coverage and support for World of Concrete events. Before joining Hanley Wood, Shelby worked in Marketing and Communications for multi-national concrete and cement companies, RMC Industries and CEMEX. Contact Shelby by email.
Industry economists are predicting 2015 will be the best year for concrete production in five years, with gains in residential, commercial, and public construction. But how well is the concrete industry prepared to meet this pent-up demand? How quickly can producers recapture their pre-recession success – especially if they’re not doing things differently than they’ve always done?