Monthly Archives: April 2019

Persistence, Hard Work and Tenacity Revive a Good Product with Bad Timing

By Brenda Bredahl  When Jim Bradac launched his Ceme-Tube™ product at the 2007 World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas, he wasn’t ready for the overwhelmingly positive reception the product received. And with a major investment in a new product for the construction industry, he didn’t anticipate the economic downturn from 2008 to 2012  that would have a negative impact on the product’s market. Show-goers swarmed his booth, saying that the round, plastic blow-molded tubes for pouring concrete footings, columns, piers and light poles were an outstanding solution, compared to the cardboard forms that dominated the market. If that wasn’t enough,