Concrete Garb EP13: Jerry "The King" Woods, Taking Care of Business
Ladies & Gentlemen, allow us to introduce a concrete finisher with over 60 years of concrete placing, finishing, and promoting experience. His experience combined with his enthusiasm is second to none. Jerry started his concrete construction career in high school working for Ole Jorgesen and Sons. At 19 he began his 4-year apprenticeship and earned journeyman as a cement mason. At 27 Jerry worked for the Portland Cement Association conducting Live Demonstrations around the region. He then went to work for the Rock Island branch of the Safer Foundation, working at getting ex-cons exposure to concrete construction careers. He has spent the last 13 years with the Iowa Ready Mix Concrete Association as their Director of Training and Outreach.
Jerry is the hardest working individual I have ever met. He has influenced many young concrete craftsmen of the trade. Mr. Woods, we salute you! Job Well Done!