Get ready to celebrate 40 years of World of Concrete. WOC 2014 promises to deliver hot new products and seminars, live demonstrations, more than 50,000 fellow concrete construction professionals, and more than 1300 exhibiting companies. It’s time to plan your visit to this exciting event Jan. 21-24 in Las Vegas; seminars begin Jan. 20.

For more information on registration, exhibitors, accommodations, and more, visit Here are some highlights that will interest producers.

Seminars for Producers

The world-class Education Program adds more value to the experience with more than 100 expert-led sessions, including many geared toward concrete producers. In addition to the following producer-related seminars, others cover topics such as Business, Finance and Money Matters, Leadership and Management, Safety and Risk Management, and Technical Updates. These classes fill up quickly, so act fast. Click on the Education tab at

90-Minute Seminar 8:30–10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20
Quality Pervious Concrete: Design, Construction, Repair and Maintenance
Presenter: Matt Offenberg, PE, W.R. Grace & Co.
Pervious Concrete Field Project for Installer Certification (two-hour time slots from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Tuesday –Thursday)

3-Hour Seminars 8–11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21
Effective Use of Chemical Admixtures in Concrete Construction
Presenter: Dr. Charles K. Nmai, FACI, BASF Corp.

8–11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22 Concrete Mix Design Part I: Evaluation of Mixtures
Presenter: Ken Hover, Dugan & Meyers Construction Co.

8–11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23 Concrete Mix Design Part II: Adjusting with Aggregates and Admixtures
Presenter: Ken Hover, Dugan & Meyers Construction Co.

Producer’s Challenges

John Deere Operator Challenge

Get in the driver’s seat during this exciting competition. Put your speed and accuracy to the test on a 4WD loader, skid-steer, backhoe, or excavator and score points toward the top daily prize.

Western Star Serious Trucks Challenge

Think you have what it takes to tackle this course? Get ready to maneuver trucks in confined spaces, simulate concrete pours, and more. Get the highest score and receive some great prizes.

Both challenges will take place Tuesday through Friday during exhibit hours in the Gold Lot, next to the North Hall.

Bid for Concrete’s Sake

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Auction is a great place to support the future of the concrete industry while picking up a bargain piece of equipment. Bid on concrete-related items at the unreserved live auction on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1–2 p.m., Room N262. You can also bid at the silent auction from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Room N263 or donate online when registering for the show.

All funds support the CIM Steering Committee and the CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, California State University (Chico), and Texas State University (San Marcos). Visit for more information.