Concrete Products

MAR 2016

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 50 of 75 March 2016 • 49 CHAIRMAN'S REPORT ANDY WIESER, NPCA Flanked by sons (from left) Dan, Andy and Mark, founders Joe and Mary Wies- er saw their very successful model of managing and growing a family business reach an enviable milestone last year. Alongside the 50th anniversary obser- vance, Wieser Concrete Products completed a major expansion of its Maiden Rock, Wis., fagship plant (above). PHOTOS: Wieser Concrete Products WIESER CONCRETE PRODUCTS AT-A-GLANCE Wieser Concrete Products celebrated its 50th year of business in 2015 and continues to focus on diversifying product lines and expanding operations. The company, which began with founders Joe and Mary Wieser as the only employees, has grown over the years to include five production facilities in Wisconsin and Illinois and more than 100 employees. Wieser Concrete has shipped prod- ucts throughout the U.S. as well as to parts of Canada and Mexico. Much of the company's success over the years has resulted from its extensive product line, which serves the agricultural, underground, highway and commercial markets. The ability to manufacture such a wide array of products powered Wieser Concrete through the recent recession and enabled a large expansion at the compa- ny's main facility in Maiden Rock, Wis., last year. "These market downturns don't cripple us because of the strength of our diversified product line," says Andy Wieser, president. "We've actually had consistently good years over the past decade." And Wieser doesn't plan to stop there, noting how the company's innovative spirit means always looking for new business opportunities. "One of the biggest things we try to do here is take calculated risks," he says. "We have to continue to evolve, change, improve and try new things. If we didn't do any of that, where would we be today?"

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