The Concrete Industry: Putting America to Work

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In today’s troubling economy, it is important to note that the concrete industry is a major employer in the United States.

Many jobs have been created throughout the years in the concrete industry – and many people revolve their entire careers around it.

Indeed, in the United States the concrete industry is a $35 billion industry and employs more than two million people.

Because concrete is used in so many different applications, there’s little doubt about the staying power of this incredibly strong industry, either; despite the fluctuations of the world’s economy, people will always rely on concrete for many different reasons.

The Accoustic Creating Abilities of Concrete

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Reason 9 of 101 Reasons to Use Concrete

Further evidence of concrete’s surprising characteristics lies in the fact that it can create excellent acoustics for those concerned about such things.

Even though concrete can be a very good sound barrier, it can also amplify and enhance the sounds produced within four walls.

Many contractors rely on the properties of concrete to create perfect acoustics within a concert hall or other performance area.

Thomas Edison Loved Concrete

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Useful Fact 10 of 101 Reasons to Use Concrete

Thomas Edison – widely considered to be the most important and prolific inventor in modern times – was a major proponent of the properties of concrete.

In fact, Edison created a batch of concrete houses whose properties he regaled to a rapt audience. Edison ticked off many fine qualities of concrete: fireproof, insect proof, easy to clean and so on.

Unfortunately, this was one invention that didn’t work out for the famous inventor.

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