Planning for 2018: 4 Things Construction Professionals Need to Know

The time has come to evaluate 2017’s budget and plan for next year.   While the future is never certain, we’ve compiled a few predictions you should consider as you create next year’s goals. 1. Interest in decorative concrete is on the rise As the economy grows and more millennials buy homes, low-maintenance features are … Continue reading Planning for 2018: 4 Things Construction Professionals Need to Know

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Why We’re Thankful at Standley Batch

We try to keep most of the posts on this site purely informative, but every once in a while, we have to break the rules. This has been a great year for Standley Batch. And there are two groups of people we are feeling especially thankful for this time of year. Thank you to our … Continue reading Why We’re Thankful at Standley Batch

Behind Material Handling Success: The Value of Plant Automation

Whether your plant produces precast and prestressed concrete, ready-mix and dry-mix concrete, concrete pavers and blocks or you run a bagging plant, customizing your material handling system with automation is the best way to ensure the success of your final product from day to day. Automation plant controls offer precise control of mixing and aggregate … Continue reading Behind Material Handling Success: The Value of Plant Automation

Why we Love Precast/Prestressed Concrete

It’s no secret we’re fascinated with concrete and methods for using this versatile construction component. Learn why we believe prestressed concrete is a building material of choice in our latest blog post.

Trade Show Success and Returning Home

We reflect on the biggest trade shows the concrete industry has to offer in our latest blog post.

The 2016 Trend to Invest in This Year

While concrete pavers look lavish, recent innovations have shown increased benefits for communities that use them for side roads instead of asphalt. For example, in Atlanta, Georgia, a city very prone to flooding, city officials had six miles of permeable pavers installed to cut down water backup. Since asphalt is one mass, proper drainage will … Continue reading The 2016 Trend to Invest in This Year

2 Awesome Raw Material Alternatives

While fly ash and Portland cement are the big dogs in terms of raw materials for adding to cement, there are other alternatives ready to make a name for themselves. Silica fume This fine, glass-like powder is collected from electric arc furnaces. This multipurpose concrete mixture is made of water-soluble particles. These particles chemically react … Continue reading 2 Awesome Raw Material Alternatives