In this episode of "The Concrete Podcast," BG and Jon emphasize the significance of product development, highlighting that progress is necessary for success, while stagnation leads to regression. They also delve into the topic of wifi temperature monitors that enable better monitoring of concrete curing, thus preemptively addressing issues that may arise after installation. These sensors have revolutionized the way the concrete cure is managed and understood.
The episode concludes with a discussion about the advantages of supporting local small businesses as opposed to large corporations owned by foreign entities, such as Saudi princes or Chinese conglomerates. As a small business owner yourself, you appreciate the importance of investing in your community.
If you're interested in the temperature sensor that Jon and some others are using, you can find it here: https://amzn.to/3YA76x7. Additionally, there is another sensor made in the USA that seems promising. Although I haven't tested it yet, I plan to order a few for experimentation: https://amzn.to/3I42pER.
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