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Through our company blog we want to engage our customers, share industry related news and insider stories. Our leadership team will contribute thoughts and we hope you find our articles interesting!

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Meet The Team Part 42: Fred Anton

by A.H. Harris

Everyone, we have reached part 42 of our 'Meet the Team' blog series! We would like you to get to know Fred Anton, the Regional Sales Manager for the NJ/NYC Greater Metro Area Region. Fred has been with A.H. Harris for 17 years and has been monumental in various projects throughout his career with the Pride. Now, let's hear it from Fred himself!

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Our Teams at World Of Concrete 2017

by A.H. Harris

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.  

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Six Construction Technology Trends To Look Out For In 2017

by Stuart Cooke

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.

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Harris Branch Spotlight - West Lebanon, NH

by A.H. Harris

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.

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Serve Your Best Customers First

by Kimberly Kayler

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. 

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Understanding ASTM Symbols & Labels Can Keep Your Feet Safe

by Richard Kallis

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

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Drones: Coming To A Jobsite Near You!

by Kristin Dispenza

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.

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Fleet Upgrades - Harris Delivers Even Better In 2017

by A.H. Harris

Out with the old, in with new! We are excited to announce some changes to our Harris trucks. Our partner Ryder gave us the opportunity to modernize our fleet of delivery vehicles. As you can see from the picture above, we started replacing existing trucks with Volvo tractors.

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Customer Project Spotlight with Lithko - Cranbury Station Park, NJ

by A.H. Harris

[Guest blog post by Lithko Contracting LLC]

Cranbury Station Park is one of the largest industrial real estate developments in New Jersey. Located on Exit 8A’s last large-block parcels of land, it provides easy access to millions of consumers. Lithko completed the concrete construction on the first 900,000 square foot tilt up distribution center in this park in 2015. Due to the success of this project, Alston Construction selected Lithko to provide the concrete services on the second build to suite distribution center at Cranbury Station. Lithko installed the 36 feet clear foundations, 8 inch thick slab on grade, 10 inch thick insulated tilt up panels, and site concrete paving.

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Harris Partner Profile: MBW Inc.

by A.H. Harris

For over 100 years, A.H. Harris has been fortunate enough to build strong relationships with our vendor partners. We want our construction community to learn more about our vendors and give them an opportunity to share their story. That's why we are running our "Partner Profile" Blog Series. It was five years ago, that A.H.Harris and MBW formed a strong relationship. Let's hear it from MBW!

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