Mark Lafferty has been in the concrete industry since 1973, specializing in the design and production of precast/prestressed concrete. Mark started his career with General Testing Laboratory where he developed his quest for quality and his “hands-on” knowledge of the many uses for and behavior of concrete products. Since then, Mark has been involved in the structural design of various types of concrete (using both cast-in-place and precast concrete) and steel structures. In 2000, Mark became directly responsible for the four divisions – Structural Precast, Concrete Pipe and Rebar fabrication, and Construction Materials Warehouse – that made up Concrete Industries at that time. In 2012, Mark was involved in a three person team that obtained a patent for an insulated wall panel production method. This production method used a special fiberglass tie (Nu-Tie) that was developed at the University of Nebraska. This resulted in a new company, of which Concrete Industries is a 1/3 partner that Mark manages. In 2012, NEBCO Inc. acquired Apollo Steel and in 2013 this company was added to the Concrete Industries group of companies. Mark is currently an active member of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, PCI-Midwest, and Prestressed Concrete Association of Nebraska. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado.