During our long history, there are numerous examples of how collaboration among block producers has lead to success.
When Harmon Palmer figured out concrete block didn’t have to be solid in 1900, his discovery launched an entire industry. In just 20 short years, his original product evolved into a completely new building material. Back then, concrete block was so new that builders, architects and insurers didn’t know what to make of it. Our predecessors learned pretty quickly they’d have to work together to make sure our young industry would survive.
Those early pioneers pooled their money to prove our product could stand up to fire. They researched new ways to ensure product quality, promoted results of industry-funded testing, and educated the marketplace on the superior attributes of concrete block.
Fast forward 121 years. Today, through our checkoff effort, we’re trying to do much of the same: pool resources for research, education and promotion.