Newsflash: The digital enterprise is not complicated

Ready-mix concrete is a “now” industry. Real time. No delay. It’s time for us to catch up with what our kids already have: Instant access to information and collaboration with everyone all the time. The phrase “digital enterprise” makes a ton of money for lots of advisors from big-name consultancies. They use it as a noun, verb and adverb. They…

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The Modern Customer

Modernizing the business of ready-mix, part 3 of 3. Running a ready-mix concrete operation is tough. Pat yourself on the back for exactly three seconds. Now for the crushing reality: Running a concrete construction operation is just as tough, if not more. Let’s spend some time in our customers’ shoes (see sidebar). Think about what we can do to make…

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BMC adds ready mixed plants, enters precast market in Stewart deals

St. Louis aggregates and ready mixed top gun BMC Enterprises has entered precast concrete, acquiring Stewart Concrete Products of Halfway, Mo., and announced a strategic partnership with Stewart-Morrison Redi-Mix, Inc. of West Plains, Mo. Both will operate as BMC portfolio companies—sisters to the Breckenridge Material flagship brand. Acquired assets include five concrete products locations, eight ready mixed plants and two…

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