Aside from the technology Paul expects will expand when the market swings back, he sees opportunities for contractors in the current pool of workers. "There is a huge glut of talented people looking for work. If your company is the first out of the gate to pick them up when the market comes back, you'll be in a much better position than your competitors," he says.
Despite the changes the economy has forced upon Albanelli Cement Contractors, the company is adapting to the market and is always prepared for the future. "Even with all our economic problems, the Detroit metro area is still the 11th largest city in the United States," Wayne says. "There's a lot going on here, so when the economy comes back we want to be ready to hit the ground running."