E-Commerce Boom, Out of Stock, and Help Wanted!

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA All three of these items are having a HUGE effect on the tilt-up industry right now and for the foreseeable future!  The e-commerce world is what is driving this best ever tilt-up economy, and “out of stock” and “help wanted” are big thorns in everyone’s sides! The tilt-up industry […]

Growth and Getting Back to Normal!

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA First, it is an honor of a lifetime to serve as the 2021 TCA president! Let me introduce myself: My name is Barclay Gebel. I grew up on a farm in Hillsboro, Missouri, and after graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1988, I when straight to work as a […]

Remaining Calm in the Storm

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA What a difficult year this continues to be. First there was a national health crisis, then a national financial crisis, and then national political unrest. If viewed independently, each of these events are considered a major crisis, but combining the three has set our nation, our families, our friends, […]

What is a Virtual Conference?

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA I am an old school, pencil-to-paper type of guy. I like handshakes, face-to-face meetings, and the excitement of the negotiation. With the pandemic, I have found myself disabled, in many ways, by the loss of my favorite personal tools, and I have been looking for new tools to use. […]

Strength in Numbers — but 6-Feet Apart

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA We have all been experiencing conditions of extreme change and are now focused on managing our lives and business operations around it. What does the future hold, and how do we plan and react to the aftermath of the ghost, COVID-19?   To start, we must recognize that many […]

Thank You!

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA For my last update as President of the Board of Directors for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, I wanted to start by thanking everyone who has helped make this past year a terrific experience. My fellow members of the board are a terrific group to work with, and the staff […]

ONWARD

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA As I mentioned in my last letter, construction innovation has been on my mind this year, and in that piece, I challenged everyone to explore innovative ways for the TCA to promote new products and services. I am happy to report that last month’s annual TCA Convention and Expo […]

Innovation

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Construction innovation has been on my mind a lot lately, as I think about how we – my teammates, my organization, those of you in the TCA and the tilt-up construction industry overall – can best meet the challenges that are facing our businesses. Labor concerns, climate change, international […]

Focus On Innovation

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Peering into the near future of construction as I sketch out several thoughts for my first letter as the president of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, I am forced to reckon with an uncertain outlook. I have talked to quite a few people in our industry during the first months […]

Thank You!

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA First and foremost, thank you all for allowing me the honor of serving you as the 2018 TCA president. As we all know, it seems like we can never get anything on the list completed quickly enough. For example, we have had some difficulties with the videos on our […]

Dallas Interaction

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA I want to start this off with a huge thank you to the Dallas Host Committee, TCA staff, and all the vendors and suppliers who made the 2018 TCA Convention such a success. This was the largest turnout we ever had at a convention. While I was walking the […]

Impact

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group It is difficult to start this letter without acknowledging the horrific loss of life that recently occurred in my state of Texas. Another tragic school shooting on May 18 in Santa Fe. Ten people lost their lives. It seems that in today’s times, we should be able […]

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