NRMCA e-news
NRMCA Staff was in Nashville, TN, earlier this week at ConcreteWorks. Full coverage of key developments will be reported in next week's E-NEWS.
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. Click here to access the most recent compilation of articles for September 12-16, 2016.
 
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.
Buildings
According to a new poll released earlier this month, New York City and Long Island voters strongly support the state making changes to construction codes in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc along nearly the entire Atlantic Coast in October 2012.
Build with Strength participated in the Multifamily Executives Show in Las Vegas from September 19 - 21, expounding the virtues and common sense revolution of building with concrete. Multifamily development is operating at an unprecedented high this year. The science and operations behind this cycle are defining new levels of performance. Developers and operators are using technology and data to "serve residents’ needs and desires" at a higher level. But as the cycle matures, staying ahead of the curve will prove to be even more of a challenge. A key message for 500+ developers this year: Build with Concrete! As developers focus on performance, the Build w Strength message was well received.
BASF Construction Chemicals True Dispatch
NRMCA urges you to contact your member of the House of Representatives and tell him or her to cosponsor HR 3397, the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act. The bill will help save taxpayers’ money, reduce destruction and prevent the loss of lives in disaster prone areas.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. The Euclid Chemical Company
Engineering
NRMCA is presenting the one-day course, Improving Concrete Quality, intended for concrete producers, ingredient material suppliers, engineers, testing labs and contractors, on Wednesday, January 18, in Sacramento, CA and Thursday, January 19, in Ontario, CA. Improving Concrete Quality, a book authored by one of the instructors, and other NRMCA resources provide the basic content for the course.
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 22, Free Webinar
Developing Health Product Declarations for Ready Mixed Concrete
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, Linthicum, MD
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.
On September 15, the Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), S 2848, by a vote of 95-3. The bill that passed the Senate is not the original bill that passed from the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) earlier this year, but is instead a bipartisan substitute which was changed by a recently released re-negotiated manager’s amendment.
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January 10 - 12, Orlando, FL
NRMCA Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 18, Sacramento, CA
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 19, Ontario, CA
Improving Concrete Quality
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