During the Saturday morning business session of the summer convention, Pierre Villere highlighted recent ready mix trends and his forecast moving forward in 2012 and 2013. Mr. Villere’s presentation presented troubling loses for ready mix producers in the South, but stated some of this could be attributed to producers in Georgia and Florida. Bearing this mind, the South performed below the lowest quartile for pretax dollars with the South losing $14.93 per yard.
While the numbers were troubling, Mr. Villere predicted that current construction levels could not meet population demands and he is predicting a good turnaround in 2013 followed by robust growth in 2014 and 2015. He went on to state that if his prediction is true, the concrete industry is going to have a difficult time ramping up to the needed people and equipment.
View Pierre Villere’s entire PowerPoint presentation below.
View Amy Miller, Heather Brown, and Major Ogilvie’s presentations below.
NRMCA Update PowerPoint Presentation by Amy Miller
MTSU CIM Update PowerPoint Presentation by Dr. Heather Brown
Concrete Masonry Check Off Program PowerPoint Presentation by Major Ogilvie