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We regret to announce that on December 18, 2010, Jim Shilstone passed away. In January, 2011 Jay Shilstone started working full time for Command Alkon, Inc., the Birmingham, AL, company long known for its COMMANDseries dispatch software and for COMMANDqc, the quality control software originally designed by Ken Day as the ConAd system.
Although Jay works full-time for Command Alkon, he is allowed to perform limited consulting for outside clients. Concrete Producers should arrange for Jay's services through Command Alkon, but Architects, Contractors, Owners and all others may contact Jay through The Shilstone Companies, Inc.
The Shilstone Companies provides a wide variety of services, but services fall into 2 primary areas - architectural concrete and concrete quality control (including mix design).
If you are interested in concrete quality control software, we recommend you check out COMMANDqc, from Command Alkon. This full featured concrete quality management system is meant for concrete producers who need to manage large numbers of concrete mixes at the same time. Whether you have 1 plant or 100 plants, COMMANDqc can help producers make better concrete.
In 2005 the Shilstone sold their software business to Contek, in Montreal, Canada. For information about seeMIX please contact Contek. Please be aware that no Shilstones are involved with Contek any more.
My father and I have always believed in participating in the industry and giving back to it whenever possible. For my father this was primarily in the form of attending ACI and ASTM meetings, doing speeches and writing articles for publications. I have added providing Internet Resources to the list. On the left you will see websites and other venues that I participate in. More will be added as they become available. Most of the "Concrete Supersite BBS" entries that were previously on this website will migrate to a new domain, CONCRETE.CO, that I am setting up as a concrete portal. Hopefully there will be more on this soon.
Interested in finding out how your concrete QC department can become a profit center and increase income? Attend Jay's seminar "Concrete Quality Control as a Profit Center" to be held in Chicago, IL on May 16 & 17, 2013.
Jay will be at the NRMCA Concrete Sustainability Conference in San Francisco May 6-8, 2013.
Interested in finding out how your concrete QC department can become a profit center and increase income? Attend Jay's seminar "Concrete Quality Control as a Profit Center" to be held in Orlando, FL on February 21 & 22, 2013.
Come see Jay at the World of Concrete in the Command Alkon Booth N-1029, Las Vegas, February 5-8.
Survey now closed: For all you concrete producers (and precast producers): What concrete quality KPIs (key performance indicators) do you use? Fill out the new survey. If you leave your email address I will send you a copy of the results.
Survey now closed: For all you concrete producers (and precast producers): How do you design your concrete mixes? Answer this 9 question survey. If you leave your email address I will send you a copy of the results.
1/9-10/13 - The Nebraska Concrete and Aggregate Association Quality Concrete Conference will be in Kearney, NE on Jan. 9, 2013 and in Omaha on Jan. 10. Jay will be speaking about "Everything Old is New Again" - some of the lessons we learned from the past, and keep relearning.
11/19/12 - The ASTM Winter meeting will be in Atlanta December 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Jay will be there.
10/28/12 - After the Command Alkon Customer Conference, Jay will be heading to the Anna Maria Island Workshop near Tampa, FL. He will be there Nov. 6-9, 2012.
10/28/12 - Jay will be in New Orleans for the Command Alkon Customer Conference Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2012. We will be meeting at the Hilton Riverside. This conference is the place to be for concrete production technology! Jay will be conducting a special seminar entitled "Concrete QC as a Profit Center" on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
10/22/12 - Read about "Of Gods and Monsters" in Jay's blog at www.commandalkonconnect.com. Jay talks about why he attends ACI, NRMCA and ASTM conventions.