2222 East Third Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
2222 East Third Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
At Concrete Products Since 1956
COPCO Background – While attending high school in Sioux City, G.R. started working in the yard during the summer of 1956 loading trucks and waiting on customers. Shortly after that, he moved to the Trucking Department where he was a driver for several years. In August of 1961 after his father’s death, he left college to assume the management of the company’s operations. In 1969, he went back to college and finished the last two years graduating with a double major of business and history. In 1979, he enrolled at the University of South Dakota and received his Masters in Business Administration in 1982. He took Paralegal classes in 1992.
At Concrete Products Since 1986
COPCO Background – Started working for the company when in high school. Bob worked in the yard, trucking, and production departments for 4 years.
After completion of school at Mankato State University 1988, during which time he served an internship in New Haven, CT. working for Plasti Crete Block and Supply Co. (one of the largest block producers on the East Coast), he resumed his position in production for close to a year.
Since then he has worked in all areas of COPCO operations and now handles the day to day operations in the Office, Trucking and Yard Departments. In addition to this he oversees the scheduling and production of all block and retaining wall products. He also is involved in customer service issues and Total Quality Management.
In 1990 he completed the Masonry Institute of Michigan’s Masonry Technology course, in 1992 completed a course in Quality Management at Iowa State University and in1996 completed his Block Makers Workshop sponsored by Besser Co. (a week long course dealing with all areas of block production and quality).
At Concrete Products Since 1978
Title: Senior Vice President | General Sales Manager
COPCO Background – Don started out working for COPCO right out of high school. He was hired to work in the plant and do evening clean up.
After several years in the plant, Don found himself working in all areas of production (mold building, machine maintenance, cubing, forklift duties).Later, he was asked to move to the trucking department where he worked in the yard and drove a block truck.
Soon after that was promoted to dispatcher and was put in charge of the front counter (City Sales). In 1985 Don was made VP of sales where he over seen the city sales desk as well as three outside salesmen.
He was promoted to Senior Vice President of President of Sales and Revenue Procurement 1993. Don’s current sales staff members include three salesmen covering parts of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota, and two City Desk salesmen.
At Concrete Products Since 1991
Title: Iowa, Nebraska & South Dakota Construction Supply Sales
COPCO Background – Joe started with COPCO in the summer of 1991. Originally hired as Nebraska Sales, he has since expanded his sales area into both Iowa and South Dakota.
Joe’s expertise includes most construction chemicals, wall reinforcing, caulking, waterproofing and insulation, to name just a few. He also has great knowledge of block and retaining wall construction.
At Concrete Products Since 1989
Title: Vice President, Transportation | Brick | Stone| Landscaping Sales
COPCO Background – John started with the company in 1989 as an assistant at the city sales desk (front counter). Several months later he was promoted to dispatcher and assumed responsibility of the block delivery fleet. John also handled some of the construction supply purchasing duties.
However, in 1995 as the demands on the trucking department increased, a separate purchasing agent was hired and John was promoted to his current position of Vice President of Transportation. Several of his main focuses are on customer service and safety, both for his drivers and others on the road.
John’s fleet now includes 3 block (boom) trucks, 3 pups, 3 drivers and a full-time mechanic. In addition to his transportation duties, he is in charge of the brick and landscape departments. John handles all the purchasing, inventory and delivery of these products.
Prior to COPCO, John was a brick and block mason as well as a cement finisher.
At Concrete Products Since 2004
Title: Vice President Construction Supply Operations
COPCO Background – Tony began his duties with us on February 17, 2004, as Manager of our Construction Supply Operations.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska in 1998 with a degree in Construction Management, Tony has 12 years of construction experience, six as a job coordinator for a local residential contractor.
At Concrete Products Since 2003
Title: Accounts Receivable
Cindy came to us mid-year of 2003 and jumped right into our busy season. She comes to us with many years of accounting, administrative assistant and office management experience she acquired while working at various local businesses. Cindy is a USMC veteran and is always ready for a challenge. She enjoys working and already feels at home at Concrete Products in her Accounts Receivable position. She looks forward to visiting with our customers and making a difference within our company.
At Concrete Products Since 1981
Title: Corporate Secretary-Office | Credit Manager
COPCO Background – Shirley, a former legal secretary, was hired in April, 1981 as an Administrative Assistant and later that year was promoted to Credit Manager. In 1989, she was named Corporate Secretary and Office Manager.
Besides overseeing all functions of the office and managing the Credit Department, she is also secretary to G.R., Bob and the sales staff.
What Shirley loves most about her job…without a doubt, her fellow crew members. She says you couldn’t ask for a better group of people and a better place to work. This is why Concrete Products has so many long-term employees.
At Concrete Products Since 1993
Title: Corporate Treasurer-Accounting Supervisor
COPCO Background – After completing her B.A. degree in 1993 from Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Kathy was hired to manage our Accounts Payable Department. In 1997, she was promoted to Accounting Supervisor. In 1999, Corporate Treasurer was added to her title. Kathy oversees all aspects of our Accounting Department which includes tax reports, financials and payroll. She also serves as our Computer System Administrator.
At Concrete Products since 2016
Title: Account Payables and Inventory Control
Branden joined Concrete Products Co. in 2016 working in Accounts Payables and inventory control. He is a native of Sioux City and completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting at Briar Cliff University in May of 2014.
Branden has been married for 12 years and has two young boys. When he is not at work he likes spend time with his family gardening, going to local sports events, and anything fun outside.