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Mar 21, 2023 07:00 AM

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Seattle District Member Breakfast: Concrete outlook for the Puget Sound region

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What the industry needs to know about
supply threats and planning for the future

Just as construction continues to recover from the Teamsters strike that caused an historic disruption in the supply of concrete to jobsites across the Puget Sound region, we brace for more threats to the supply of concrete – a truly unique construction material. Regional cement shortages and increased reliance on foreign raw materials, a national crisis in the number of available drivers, environmental regulation and the continued possibility of supplier strikes are all concerns as we look into the future. All of this as our industry is bracing to perform $40 billion in Puget Sound public-works projects over the next five years.  

We’re excited to have Eric W. Olsen from Glacier Northwest and Greg McKinnon from Stoneway Concrete on hand to walk us through the current landscape for concrete, and what we are doing to manage the supply of this indispensable material. We’re also pleased to be joined by Bryan Kelley from Howard S. Wright and Scott Meyers from The Conco Companies in a panel discussion about managing labor and project needs in these interesting times. 
Eric W. Olsen has over 20 years of experience in the concrete industry in the Pacific Northwest. Eric has served as the American Concrete Institute's (ACI) Washington chapter president and is a prior board member of the Oregon ACI chapter. His journey has covered the technical side of concrete as well as retrofit of concrete, block and brick structural members. He is active in local industry associations to promote and further the use of concrete in the robust Puget Sound construction market. 
Greg McKinnon is the operations manager at Stoneway Concrete, where he has been an employee for 26 years. For 20 of those years, he has represented Stoneway Concrete in labor negotiations. He has also served as president of ACI's Washington chapter, president of the Washington Concrete & Aggregates Association (WACA) and is currently serving on several technical committees for the American Concrete Institute -- the leading authority on consensus-based standards, technical resources and educational programs for the concrete industry.  

7:00 a.m.  Doors open; coffee and networking*
7:30 a.m.  Breakfast and program
9:00 a.m.  Adjourn

* Please note that the doors to the AGC building are locked until 7:00 a.m.

AGC Seattle building - 1200 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle 98109 (Emerald Conference Room, second floor)

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