World of Concrete celebrated its 43rd anniversary this year with its largest show to date - 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, 60,000 industry professionals and 1,500 exhibiting companies. It is the only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction markets featuring leading industry suppliers showcasing the latest and greatest in new products, technology and innovation.
The combination of construction and technology is nothing new but it’s an industry that has been continually evolving for many years. Technology plays a central role in our lives and this is only set to increase in 2017 so it’s important that the construction industry moves with the times. So what are the big trends that look set to have an impact on the construction industry in 2017? Find out in our latest guest blog post.
Meet Joe Garrett!
Harris and Kenseal associates may recognize this familiar face! Joe Garrett was a core component of the "Bigfoot" team and helped manage a successful transition to the new ERP system. He will be assisting with many more exciting projects in 2017 and visiting with more of the Kenseal team. Get to know him in this Meet the Team spotlight, in the latest edition of our successful interview series. Let's hear it from Joe.
When you hear the word "STEEL", you may think this word refers to a single type of metal. But actually, according to the World Steel Association, there are at least 3,500 different types (or grades) of steel. Also, did you know at least three-quarters of the products we know of as "steel" today have only been in existence for about two decades? Each generation of steel gets lighter and stronger than its predecessors, and advancements continue to be made daily. In this guest blog post, learn five fascinating facts you never knew about steel. By learning more about steel, you can better appreciate how this valuable alloy has contributed to our life today!
Our Harris location in West Lebanon, New Hampshire is situated in the Upper Valley, an area in the central western side of the state bordering Vermont. Locally, we are only 10-15 minutes away from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital and 5 minutes away from Hartford (White River Junction) Vermont. We service mainly the Western Side of New Hampshire, covering the Counties of Cheshire, Sullivan, Grafton, Coos, Carroll and cross over into Vermont which includes the counties of Windsor, Orange, Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans.
Behind every successful business is a successful relationship builder. Theodore Roosevelt said it best, "The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." The popular concept in business of networking relies on this timeless principle.
Those of us in the construction industry know many networking benefits are found in joining an association, as well as attending conferences and trade shows. One of the advantages is the ability to grow your business. More so than ever before, associations, organizations, conferences and trade shows can serve as a conduit for greater opportunities. Read more about the secrets of successful networking in this latest guest blog post by CCI's president Kimberly Kayler, CPSM.
Building a successful contracting business requires constant mindfulness of each project’s profitability. But have you considered how customer segmentation can affect your bottom line? In today’s environment of lean profit margins, the tried-and-true marketing principle of customer segmentation can reap big results for client retention and company productivity. A guest blog post by Kimberly Kayler, CPSM, President of Constructive Communication, Inc. – the leading marketing communications firm specializing in the concrete industry.
The demands that construction jobs put on workers' feet make it essential to have the right pair of boots. While many things need to be taken into consideration when purchasing work boots, none are more important than safety. Learn about labels and symbols to look out for when picking the right work boots in this guest blog post with information from aboutboot.com
Soon, you may use drones to improve everything from jobsite safety to your company’s marketing efforts. Kristin Dispenza, AEC Editorial Manager at Constructive Communication, Inc. - the leading marketing communications firm specializing in the concrete industry - evaluates the opportunities in this Harris guest blog post.
As we celebrate 100 years of service in 2016, A.H. Harris made it a mission to give back to charities close to their hearts. On November 18, 2016 the A.H. Harris and Kenseal Charlotte, NC branches came together to donate their time to volunteer to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Meal Team. The RMH strives to help families who are going through rough times and provide them with a more comfortable 'home-away-from-home'.