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Industry Friends,

We’ll remember 2020 as a year for the history books. We're proud that, even with all the unexpected challenges, our team of employee-owners has accomplished a great deal in 2020. We adapted to a pandemic that impacted the world. We worked with our customers and suppliers to provide products and services in a safe and productive manner. We're especially proud of the cooperation our employees and customers demonstrated adapting to new work rules and a very challenging environment. We're thankful our industry was declared an essential business and we look forward to a very safe and healthy 2021.

The Besser team applauds the resilience of producers who are focused on producing the industry’s finest building materials. We’re thankful for your hard work, resourcefulness, and commitment to working together so we can achieve our collective goals. We’re proud to supply you with the systems, parts, services, and training that helps you conquer the challenges faced by your business.

We wish you a joyful holiday season. We hope that the magic present during this time of year brings a smile to your face and fills you with peace. We join in wishing you and yours continued success, good health, and happiness throughout the New Year.

We're eagerly anticipating the exciting opportunities of working together in 2021 and beyond!



Kevin L. Curtis                  Ryan C. Suszek
CEO                                  President
Virtual Pipe School & ICON+365 Debut in 2021

Virtual events will dominate our marketing efforts during the first quarter of 2021. We’re looking forward to connecting with you during these association-sponsored events, showcasing our ever-expanding line of products and services, and learning more about the opportunities and challenges our industry is facing.
The first event we're participating in is the American Concrete Pipe Association’s Pipe School which begins on 1 February. Appropriately themed, “Remain Vigilant, Choose to Never Compromise,” the event offers pipe producers and other industry stakeholders two education tracks, technical and production. Each track is subdivided so participants can select the exact training they need. The technical track is comprised of three areas: transportation, sales & engineering, and train-the-trainer while the production track includes basic production, advanced production, and quality.

Besser is also proud to sponsor ICON+365, a joint presentation of the National Concrete Masonry Association and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, which premiers on 9 February. A lively General Session, featuring country music artist and Black Hawk Down survivor Staff Sergeant Keni Thomas, will set the stage for the highly focused event.
 
All of ICON+365’s content is focused on information that will enhance your skills and the success of your business.
Key components include Basic and Advanced Boot Camps for plant staff and a full slate of Virtual Plant Tours. Our featured plant is Basalite's new Servopac® Select plant featuring a Pallet Transport System and a high speed cubing line. Additionally, the event includes, fast-paced Knowledge Bar sessions delving into compelling topics, engaging demonstrations, supplier (associate) hosted presentations, social events, and the opportunity to get to know Besser and other industry suppliers better during the Marketplace.
 
The beauty of ICON+365 is that programming continues throughout 2021. New content will be provided regularly including three additional presentations by Besser, roundtables discussing Boot Camp and Knowledge Bar topics, and demonstrations. All content will be archived in case you miss something or want to watch sessions again. 
 

If you would like to connect with Besser at any of these virtual events, please reach out to your local Sales Representative or email Terri Grulke (tgrulke@besser.com)
So that our employee-owners can celebrate, our locations will be closed on:

24 December: USA
25 December: All Locations
28 December: Canada
31 December: All Locations
1 January: All Locations
 
Customers can reach us during this time at +1.989.354.1000 or 1.800.530.9991 for
technical support or urgent parts requests. Orders emailed to partsales@besser.com will be entered the next business day.
Mark Your Calendar

Besser staff are looking forward to participating in our the NCMA and ICPI Annual Meetings. The virtual meetings will keep us up to date with association business and industry news along with providing the opportunity to connect with fellow industry members. Both conventions will deliver programming, committee meetings, and social events via professional event platforms.

    

Upcoming Industry Events

Virtual American Concrete Pipe Associaton Pipe School: 1-3 February  
Virtual NCMA Annual Convention: 2-4 February  
Virtual ICON+365: 9-11, 16-18 February, and throughout 2021 
Virtual ICPI Annual M
eeting: 1-3 March 
The UK Concrete Show: 6-7 May, NEC Birmingham
The Precast Show: 20-22 May, New Orleans, Louisiana
World of Concrete: 8-10 June, Las Vegas, Nevada 
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