Trade Shows

International Concrete Conference and Exhibition 2017

HE Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) and HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, inaugurated the first International Concrete Conference & Exhibition in the Middle East (ICCX Middle East 2017) last month. More than 100 exhibitors and 1,000 international experts in the construction sector attended the event. The exhibition, which is unique to the region, is particularly important because of its portfolio of construction and planning projects in the GCC which are estimated to be worth $3.1 billion. The exhibition… Continue reading

Besser Company Announces Expansion of Pipe and Precast Product Line

Besser Company is proud to kick off 2017 with an exciting acquisition announcement.  The Company has newly acquired all of American Manufacturing Group’s product lines, most notably, their line of premier adjustable box culvert form equipment. Besser President and CEO Kevin Curtis shared, “AMG Patented Adjustable Box Culvert Equipment will strengthen our already extensive product mix. We appreciated the trust that AMG Founder and industry icon, L. Paul Fergeson, has placed in Besser and are thrilled that he is joining the Besser Team to support the product line.”   “Consistently… Continue reading

Exhibiting South of the Border and Beyond

Trade shows and association meetings have played a large part in our recent activities including those in the United States and abroad. A highlight was our participation in the 2nd Annual Congreso de Soluciones en Concreto held in Cancun, Mexico in late October. We're thrilled with the attendance that came from all segments of the concrete products industry -masonry, hardscape, pipe, precast, prestressed, and ready-mix. A full house of producers listened intently as Ron Scherer, Besser training specialist, presented a seminar on Concrete Masonry Technology. Besser representatives… Continue reading

Precasters Gather in Austin

Besser Company was a Silver sponsor of the National Precast Concrete Association’s 51st Annual Convention held in Austin, Texas last week. The number of industry members gathering was the third highest in association history. High energy, optimism and creative thinking characterized the five day event.   The “Marketplace” provided the opportunity for members to network while enjoying southern specialties and cocktails. Held on Thursday and Friday, Besser staff, Denny Anderson, Jeff Kern (Precast Sales) Kevin Krentz and Tim Ray-Tahtinen (Sales Application Engineers) and Terri Grulke… Continue reading

NCMA MidYear Meeting

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho provided a gorgeous, yet chilly backdrop, for the NCMA MidYear Meeting. Industry members from across the United States and Canada participated in committee and task group meetings and networking events as they were updated on the current status of our industry and set the course for our future.  The status of Concrete Masonry Check Off Program, the changes to ASTM C-90, our ongoing fight with competitive building materials were hot topics. Another hot topic is the excitement building around 2018, the year that NCMA celebrates a century of serving the industry. … Continue reading

Besser Impresses Brazilian Attendees at the Concrete Show

In 2014, Besser Company organized a tour for eight block producers and the Brazilian Cement Portland Association President to Besser-equipped facilities throughout Spain. Since that time our relationship with the producer members and the association has steadily grown. At this year’s Concrete Show, held in August, we were given the opportunity for Oriol Armadàs, Besser Regional Manager, to deliver a customized presentation to the group in Sao Paulo, Brazil.    We extend our thanks to the Association staff for the opportunity to present our technology to members of our exciting… Continue reading

Upcoming Industry Meetings

Industry meetings and trade shows provide excellent opportunities to learn what’s new in the industry, network, and help steer the direction of our associations. Plan now to advance your business, invest in yourself, and connect with fellow industry members by attending one or more of these events. Visit their websites for schedules and registration information.   American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) Committee Week Greenville, South Carolina 31 July - 4 August 2016 www.concretepipe.org    Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Summer Meeting Nashville, Tennessee 23 - 26… Continue reading

NCMA "Machinery Show" Returns in 2018

Mark your calendar! The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) will host an International Concrete Exposition (ICON Expo) Machinery and Equipment Show 9-10 February 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The ICON Expo Machinery Show is currently scheduled as a two-day event to be held in conjunction with NCMA's Annual Convention (6-8 February 2018) and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute's Annual Meeting (11-14 February 2018). The trade show will include over 15 hours of show time and encompass an educational component, plant tours, and social events. NCMA plans to continue to… Continue reading

British Precast Show Well Attended

Trade shows sponsored by associations typically draw business leaders. This year’s UK Precast Show, sponsored by British Precast (a part of the Material Products Association), held on 12 May at the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, certainly did!  As an associate (supplier) member of the association, our International Sales Manager Mike Munro was invited to attend the pre-show dinner. Those attending included senior managers from a variety of masonry, hardscape, pipe, and precast companies. The dinner provided the perfect venue for Mike to network and arrange future meetings during which… Continue reading

Bauma Excites the Global Industry

3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries! Approximately 580,000 visitors from 200 countries! And the Besser stand teaming with enthusiastic and knowledgeable industry professionals from around the world! Held every three years in Munich, Germany, the world’s largest trade show for construction equipment boasted 62 hours of trade show time, spread out over seven days.  Bauma is always an exciting and highly-anticipated week for the concrete products industry and this year was no exception.  The event was the perfect stage for the Besser team to meet face to face with a global audience and… Continue reading