Propex Completes Ready-Mix Concrete Industry Survey Exploring Benefits of Using Fibers

Respondents show use of fibers important, optimism market will improve.

CHATTANOOGA, TN - Tennessee-based Propex Operating Company announced the completion of a ready-mix industry survey on the benefits of using synthetic fibers in concrete construction. The anonymous and completely confidential survey targeted more than 5,000 concrete producers in the U.S. and was conducted over a six-week period on the Propex Concrete Solutions website at The survey was completed by 1,300 respondents, which is a very high percentage rate of response.

"We are very pleased and encouraged by the overwhelming response to this survey," said Jonathan Speaks, director of sales for Propex's Concrete Solutions Group. "It tells us that the importance of fibers in concrete reinforcement is a topic that resonates with the ready-mix industry," he said. "We plan to use the information to develop and enhance our product lines and services to customers."

Propex developed the survey to gain a deeper understanding of the voice of the ready-mix market and how to best help them achieve their goals. Through the survey, Propex clearly identified the ready-mix industry as their key constituency and determined their immediate and long-term needs. Among their concerns, the respondents specifically mentioned that avoiding liability is a key issue. And, it was found that they are more optimistic than most that the market is going to improve. "This is the kind of valuable information that will help us maximize service to our ready-mix customers at all levels," added Speaks.

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