The Age Decline of Ready Mixed Concrete Workers
August 4, 2023
The concrete industry is in a demographic decline. We are losing older, steady hands much faster than their impact can be replaced, and continued enticements to delay retirement only last so long. Compounding the issue, most ready mixed concrete business leaders are rueful about having to hire younger, inexperienced workers who they fear lack the work ethic of their parents. The hard truth is that ready mixed concrete is a generational business that requires both young innovators and older, experienced employees. In this Tech Trends column, published by Concrete Products magazine, BCMI’s Craig Yaeck explains how we can build a better future by paring the enthusiasm and restlessness of youth with the experience of proven industry elders. Read article.