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Give Thanks

Give Thanks

December 2015

I believe it has been a good year for our industry, and hopefully it has been a great year for all of you individually. We have enjoyed many good years together during my 37-year career (hopefully I have many more years to come!). The subject of this President’s Page is going to be a little different than my usual focus of CSDA and industry-related topics. I will keep it brief and try not to be too politically incorrect. Here I go.

At this time of year, I think it is important to look at all we have to be thankful for. We all have our own thoughts and ideas on this, and I have my own. I won’t give you my complete list of things I’m thankful for, but I will tell you that God, family, friends and of course a good glass of wine are on my list.

I’m also very grateful to be able to work in this industry. Having a job for all these years would be enough to be grateful for, but working in this industry with you incredible people is truly a blessing. We are all very fortunate to work in the greatest country in the world, in an industry that is filled with hardworking, honest, innovative and bright professionals. I know that many of you are competitors, but in the end what stands out for me is seeing all of you come together through CSDA and other industry events.

Within the association, competitors are working side by side to build a better and safer industry for all of us. Thank you all for your time and efforts. I look forward to seeing you at the next CSDA quarterly meetings in California, which coincide with the association’s 44th Annual Convention & Tech Fair.

Before that, I am excited to see some of you in February at what has been confirmed as the largest World of Concrete in seven years. Don’t forget to register for the show, using CSDA’s cosponsor Source Code A26 for the best deal on registration.

I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Kevin Baron | CSDA President | kevinb@westernsaw.com

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