What first began as a conversation with a small group of producers who were looking for a way to create a sustained flow of resources focused on growing demand for block, evolved into a multi-year effort engaging over a thousand people from our small industry to pursue a common vision. We are all simply striving for a better today and a better tomorrow for concrete masonry, benefiting generations to come.
While there were certainly differences about how to achieve that vision, I have been humbled by how producers, suppliers, and contractors rallied to this cause with passion. I want to thank those who invested so much to get us here and to thank those voting for giving this decision the thought and consideration it deserves.
Regardless of the outcome of this referendum, this long process has taught us one thing: whenever we unite and work together to put block back on top we all benefit.
As of November 15, the 30-day referendum period is officially closed.
"There have been longer-than-expected delays in delivery of timely completed ballots, and the Department wants to ensure it has time to adequately review and process all ballots received," reads the DOC notice.
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