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Industry Resources—helpful associations and articles

We stay connected to organizations dedicated to quality concrete.

Wisconsin Builders Association—A professional trade association that advances the housing industry for members and consumers through government involvement, education, and promotion.


Founded in 1947, the Wisconsin Builders Association® (WBA) consists of 25 local associations across the state. WBA represents more than 6,500 member companies involved in residential and light commercial construction, development, and remodeling, as well as sub-contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, lenders, and other businesses associated with the home-building industry. The WBA represents the interests of the home building industry in Wisconsin to the state legislature and regulatory agencies, and also offers educational programs, publications, networking events, and a variety of recognition and leadership development opportunities.
Visit the WBA website. >

Northern Concrete is a member of three local Homebuilders Associations:

Brown County Home Builders Association >
Valley Home Builders Association >
Manitowoc County Home Builders Association >

The WBA and local and county associations are affiliated with the National Home Builders Association.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation—The state’s largest general farm organization representing farms of all sizes, commodities, and management styles. Voting Farm Bureau members (farmers) annually set the policy the organization follows.


Members belong to one of 61 county Farm Bureaus, all run by a board of directors made up of people working in production agriculture. County Farm Bureaus are involved in a variety of legislative or promotional activities. Members join for various reasons: to support legislative and public relations efforts, to qualify for member benefits, and to support Wisconsin’s farm families.
Visit the WFBF website. >

Tech Talks with the ABC of Wisconsin—Service departments can use Tech Talks provided by the ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) of Wisconsin to make sure they are on track with customer service issues, regardless of the type of service work performed.
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Are you the CHO at your company?—When your employees are happy, fired up, and bringing the best of themselves to the job every day, you’ll have a happy workplace, happy customers, and a healthy bottom line. Here’s how you can be your Chief Happiness Officer.
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Ag Talk—This online web “chat” forum is where anyone involved in agriculture can post a question, start a discussion, post an interesting photo, and get responses from others throughout the country.
Visit the Ag Talk website. >

To Build or Not To Build—The new economy requires doing more with less and being sustainable along the way. Sometimes that means rehabilitating an existing building instead of starting from scratch.
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What’s So Special About Total Station?—It saves time, saves money, and reduces errors. Total Station is like having the answer key during the test.
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American Society of Concrete Contractors—The ASCC serves concrete contractors of all types, sizes, locations, and is a tremendous source of resources. Highly recommended!
Visit the ASCC website. >

Proper Care for Your Concrete During the Winter—The Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Association is a great resource for this type of information and much more. Here are a few tips to properly care for your exterior concrete.
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