President’s Message – October 2017


presidents message october 2017 contrete - Brundage-bone

Weather has been a constant concern for the concrete pumping industry in the US in 2017.  Record rainfall in the Pacific Northwest and parts of Texas last winter and spring and two hurricanes Harvey and Irma affecting construction activity in TexasFlorida and throughout the Southeast; contractors have been challenged to keep construction schedules and meet developer’s demands.  Labor shortages in most areas of the country have made it difficult to accelerate schedules when weather permits.  2017 looks to finish with a continued strong workload which will continue into the foreseeable future.  We continue to place significant emphasis on safety, operator and mechanic training, fleet management, fleet reliability, service offering and corporate structure.  Our commitment is to position our business to reach beyond the demands of our customers in a growing industry.

We have a national political environment that continues to struggle to find consensus on important topics such as healthcare, immigration, tax reform and solutions to our aging infrastructure.  All of these topics are impactful to our TEAMMATES, our business strategies and our culture.  We will continue to be active in these causes and support those that benefit protecting our society.

Safety is the highest priority in our business.  We have challenged all management to include safety in every conversation.  Distracted driving continues to be the greatest area of risk that we face whether it’s while we are driving to and from work or in a concrete pump that may weigh as much as 130,000 pounds.  We challenge all of our TEAMMATES and their FAMILIES to strictly follow our Distracted Driving policy.  Our goal is for all to have a safe “Round Trip” when they leave their homes.

In June of this year we added another great business to our group of businesses in the United Kingdom.  Reilly’s Concrete Pumping Ltd. joined our TEAM providing a more comprehensive footprint across the country.  Combining the strengths of Reilly’s with our very talented Camfaud and South Coast TEAMS has strengthened our position.

Our focus continues to be to provide the very best concrete pumping service to our customers and provide career growth to our TEAMMATES.  Thanks to our customers who have pushed us to constant improvement.  Thanks to our suppliers for meeting our demands.  Thanks to the entire Brundage-Bone TEAM for your part in making Brundage-Bone “The Contractors Choice”!