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Schwing America, Inc. Fritz-Pak Corporation WAM USA, Inc. Putzmeister America, Inc.
Government Affairs
Media articles on Congress, transportation infrastructure, regulation, taxes and other subjects, each of which relate to the ready mixed concrete industry, are updated each week by NRMCA's Government Affairs staff. To access the most recent compilation of articles for August 29 - September 1, 2016, please click here.
 
If you would like to receive this weekly updated link in a separate e-mail, or if you have questions or comments about the roundup, contact NRMCA’s Jill Landry at jlandry@nrmca.org.
The September 2016 issue of Concrete Capitol Connection is now available online. The issue includes updates on the federal budget, disaster resilience efforts from the White House and other action affecting the ready mixed concrete industry.

Click here to read more.
NRMCA is now accepting entries for its 2017 Kids Art Contest, sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau. The theme for the contest is "Build with Strength - Building to Withstand the Test of Time." The contest is open to children up to grade 12 who have a relationship with an NRMCA member.
Buildings
Please join NRMCA and guest speaker Tara Blank, Ph.D., from Elixir Environmental on Thursday, September 22, at 1 p.m. Eastern time who will provide ready mixed concrete producers guidance in developing Health Product Declarations (HPDs), and the challenges one can experience at each step. Although several prominent architectural/engineering consulting firms are already requiring HPDs for product specification beginning in October 2016, LEED v4 project teams will be requesting information from suppliers about the hazards associated with their material ingredients.

Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the Webinar. For more information, contact James Bogdan at jbogdan@nrmca.org or 412-420-4138.
Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently recognized the Top 100 green contractors with Turner Construction ranked number one in the United States.
Steve Bluestone, a partner of The Bluestone Organization, an 88-year-old NYC Real Estate Development, General Contracting and Property Management firm based in New York City, will present his experiences building with concrete as a keynote speaker at ConcreteWorks.
BASF Construction Chemicals True Dispatch
OES
To facilitate your planning processing, please note the following classes are open for registration.
Registration is now open for this year’s Environmental Certification Course to be held in Orlando, FL, November 29 – December 1.
Is your company represented at this year's National Mixer Driver Championship? With the continued growth of the mixer driver championship program held each year at NRMCA's ConcreteWorks, sponsorship opportunities for members and non-members have expanded. NRMCA encourages you to circulate these opportunities within your company and to any outside vendors you deem appropriate. Enhanced sponsorship opportunities include full course naming rights, 1st place trophy naming rights, driver shirts, driver totes, breakfast of champions, championship lunch, course challenges and many more.
 
Click here to review these sponsorship opportunities and all other details. For more information, contact Jacques JenkinsGary Mullings or Kevin Walgenbach.
NRMCA has announced the winners of the 2016 NRMCA Environmental Excellence Awards. Now in its 21st year the program offers NRMCA Producer members national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound environmental management practices in their operations. The program salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance requirements and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment.
2017
 
January 10 - 12, Orlando, FL
NRMCA Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 17 - 19, Kissimmee, FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 24 - 26, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: General Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
March 4 - 6, Las Vegas, NV
Annual Convention
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

March 21 - 23, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. The Euclid Chemical Company
Engineering
NRMCA has announced the winners of its 2016 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards. Winning producers have demonstrated that they followed and exceeded quality management principles over a broad range of activities from commitment to quality, materials management, managing production facilities, product quality control and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. The winners below will be honored on September 20 during the awards luncheon at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks in Nashville, TN.
McInnis USA, Inc. Xypex Chemical Corp
Calendar
*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

September 18 - 20, Nashville, TN
NRMCA's ConcreteWorks 2016
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
September 26 - 28, Seattle
Concrete Durability Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 4 - 7, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module I: Concrete 101
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 11, Webinar
Recruiting & Hiring Top Performing Ready Mix Sales Reps
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 11 - 13, Indianapolis
NRMCA Safety Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 12 - 14, Online Class 
Handling Concrete Specifications, Low Strength Problems and Mixture Submittals
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
November 7 - 11, Location TBD
Annual "Short Course"
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
November 29 - December 1, Orlando, FL
Environmental Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

December 6, Webinar 
Sales Performance Assessments and Reviews...for Ready Mix Sales Managers
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 6 - 8, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 13 - 16, Anaheim, CA
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 

Continental Mixers CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
News Links
The August 2016 edition of Concrete Products magazine contains an in-depth article detailing the history of the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation. The Foundation is marking its 25th anniversary and the article discusses its importance to the ready mix industry, key projects undertaken and plans for the future. Click here to read more.
The The City of Wells and Faribault County, MN, completed a $1.64 million street and utility reconstruction project on a county highway. Wells City Engineer Travis Winter said the city decided to reconstruct with concrete because of needed infrastructure work (water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer replacement) below the roadway. Wells has historically preferred concrete streets, Winter said, citing concrete’s longer life expectancy.

Source: A Web site called Bye Bye Potholes. Click here to read more.
Construction on the concrete makeover of several Humble, TX, roads recently began as part of the city’s 2016 Concrete Pavement Improvement Plan. Asphalt-paved roads will be converted to 6 inches of concrete pavement. Curbs on some streets and intersections will also be converted. Construction is expected to conclude in early 2018 and provide more long-term solutions for Humble infrastructure, said Public Works Director Barry Brock. "[Asphalt] is good for 15-20 years and [concrete] is good for 40-50 years," Brock said.

Source: A September 1 post by Community Impact Newspaper. Read more.