The American Society of Concrete Contractors reports that membership continues to grow in 2015. According to executive director Bev Garnant, the organization is experiencing an 8% increase in paid and active members through July 2015, in comparison to July 2014. Out of 535 members 68% are concrete contractors, a good ratio for an effective trade association.
Garnant credits the continued growth of ASCC membership to a volunteer-led membership drive which is set to conclude at the ASCC Annual Conference in September. “Our members believe strongly in the benefits of ASCC membership and the value their companies have received from belonging and utilizing those resources,” she said. “Sometimes we think our challenges are unique to our organization and we have to figure them out on our own,” says Chris Plue, president of ASCC member Webcor Concrete, Alameda, CA. “Through ASCC we’ve learned that’s not the case. ASCC is full of great contractors that are willing to share ideas freely.”
ASCC members have access to concrete construction and decorative concrete hotlines, contractor peer groups, Position Statements on constructability issues and a comprehensive safety program as part of their membership services.
“We look forward to welcoming our 600th member soon,” says Garnant.