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Schwing America, Inc. Fritz-Pak Corporation
Pavement

NRMCA recently joined the Wyoming Technology Transfer Center and the American Concrete Pavement Association's Colorado/Wyoming Chapter in sponsoring a program entitled "What’s New in the Concrete Pavement Industry" in Riverton and Buffalo, WY. NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Don Clem provided several presentations on concrete parking lots, including overlays, as well as the NRMCA DAP program. Angela Folkestad, PE, and Jamie Johnson, PE, ACPA CO/ WY provided several presentations focused on streets and local roads. More than 30 professionals from Cody, Casper, Riverton, Green River, counties of Sheridan and Campbell, as well as engineers from WYDOT, BLM, and other firms, attended the program. While in northern Wyoming, Clem also met with member company representatives and documented the performance of several concrete overlay projects in Sheridan.

For more information, contact Don Clem at dclem@nrmca.org.

NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Amanda Hult recently discussed basic concrete pavement design with students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University. The presentations were coordinated by Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s John Sorrell and focused on conventional, pervious and roller compacted concrete, and concrete overlays. The students were encouraged to include a well-designed concrete option for every project, as competition is good, noted Hult. She also praised the professors for allowing the concrete industry to present to the students.

"Thank you for allowing the concrete industry to expose your students to the different concrete paving options out there in the market," Hult said. "Hopefully, we have planted a seed in their minds so when they enter the marketplace, they may present other options to their clients. This was something that I learned 10 years after entering the working world."

For more information, contact Amanda Hult at ahult@nrmca.org.
Swederski Concrete Construction, Inc. met the owner’s challenge of minimal out-of-service time by placing 80,000 square feet of paving and material receiving area in one day, reports NRMCA Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Jon Hansen. Utilizing three laser guided placement screeds and a Saturday commitment from a ready mix producer for just this job, the project northwest of Chicago highlights the speed and back in service time that concrete is capable of yet so often is seen as a disadvantage.
 
"Swederski Concrete Construction, Inc. continually pushes the envelope in parking lot paving, whether it be in tackling a challenging overlay or like this project, meeting the customer requirement of reducing the onsite time," Hansen said.

Check the more than 60 project videos on the Swederski Concrete channel on YouTube. For more information, contact Jon Hansen at jhansen@nrmca.org.
NRMCA Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Julie Buffenbarger was moderator of the "Stormwater Management with Permeable Surface Solutions Workshop" hosted at RPM International headquarters in Medina, OH, on Friday, October 28. The full-day(seen here) workshop was delivered to a sold-out audience of over 110 engineers, planners and other decision makers. The program, underwritten by an Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant, was co-developed among NRMCA, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Chagrin River Watershed Partners and the city of Cleveland’s Office of Sustainability. Topics included Site Planning, Hydrological Performance of Permeable Pavements, Permeable Pavement Design, Porous, Pervious and Permeable Pavements, Installation of Permeable Systems, Lessons Learned, Vegetative Roofs and Roofing BMPs for Low Impact Development, Pervious Maintenance Needs, Methods and Practices, and Pervious Maintenance and Cleaning. Ken Justice, NRMCA senior director, local paving, was a featured speaker at this conference, explaining the benefits of pervious concrete.
 
For more information, contact Julie Buffenbarger at jbuffenbarger@nrmca.org.
 
 
The NRMCA Local Paving Division kicks off its Webinar season by hosting the ever-popular Introduction to Concrete Pavement Analyst Webinar on Tuesday, November 29, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Concrete Pavement Analyst (CPA) software is a flexible, market-specific and comprehensive sales and promotion tool. Using ACI and the Asphalt Institute recommendations, CPA compares total ownership costs, giving specifiers and owners the information they need to make sound parking lot pavement decisions.

Presented by Vice President, Local Paving Phil Kresge, this Webinar provides step-by-step instructions on how to use CPA to produce equivalent concrete and pavement designs as well as detailed life-cycle cost comparisons. Additionally, attendees will learn about strategies for making effective use of this outstanding tool. NRMCA members pay only $35 to register for the one-hour program. Non-member registration fee is $70 per person.
 
Click here to register. For more information, contact Phil Kresge at pkresge@nrmca.org.
Association & Industry News
Early bird registration is open for NRMCA’s 2017 Annual Convention, scheduled for March 4-6 at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas Hotel. NRMCA’s Annual Convention is the venue to explore industry trends and network with your peers.
WAM USA, Inc. Putzmeister America, Inc.
Government Affairs
NRMCA will host its fourth quarterly DC Days for 2016 on Thursday, December 1. Please join your industry peers on Capitol Hill to help educate Members of Congress and their staffs regarding advocacy issues impacting the ready mixed concrete industry.
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 October 24-28, 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.
Buildings
With support of industry members, NRMCA has updated its industry average environmental impacts for concrete, and continues its leadership position when responding to product transparency within green building standards.
BASF Construction Chemicals True Dispatch
OES
Released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), data from 2015 shows a dramatic drop in the incident rate of injuries and illnesses at ready mixed concrete plants. Injuries and illnesses occurred at a staggering rate of 6.3 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers (known as the incident rate) at ready mixed concrete plants in 2014. That number dropped to its lowest in a decade in 2015, down to just 4.0. NRMCA attributes the rate drop to increased industry awareness, communication, NRMCA education courses and enhanced guidance on industry safety programs.

Click here to review the 2015 data (go to page 16) 
Click here to review the 2014 date (view page 10)

For more information, contact Gary Mullings or Kevin Walgenbach.
Last week, both the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Medical Review Board (MRB) approved guidelines for a potential new mandate for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing.
Registration is now open for this year’s Environmental Certification Course to be held in Orlando, FL, November 29 – December 1.
On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit again rejected the arguments of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) in its attempt to vacate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) rule. The court ruled that none of OOIDA’s five arguments against the legality of the ELD rule were valid. This development likely paves the way for the ELD rule’s implementation on December 18, 2017.

Click here for information on how FMCSA’s ELD rule will impact the industry and guidance on compliance. Click here to review to the opinion. For more information, contact Kevin Walgenbach at kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.
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
McInnis USA, Inc. Xypex Chemical Corp
The November 2016 issue of Concrete Capitol Connection is now available online. The issue includes updates on the DOL overtime rule, FMCSA sleep apnea screening, the estate tax rulemaking and other action affecting the ready mixed concrete industry.

Click here to read more.
NRMCA has submitted comments opposing the Internal Revenue Service notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to valuation discounts that would make it more difficult for family-owned businesses, like many in the ready mixed concrete industry, to transfer assets to future generations. Specifically, the NPRM would limit the use of valuation discounts for family-owned/operated businesses.
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.
Calendar
*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

November 3, Oklahoma City
Regional ConcreteWorks South Central Region
Email: Tamara Waugh, (240) 485-1132
 
November 7 - 11, Linthicum, MD *Sold Out
Annual "Short Course"
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
November 15, Free Webinar
Are you aware how the labor employment workplace recently changed and its possible impact on your company?
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 *Sold Out
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 

Continental Mixers CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
2017
 
January 10 - 12, Orlando, FL
NRMCA Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 17 - 19, Kissimmee (Metro Orlando), FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
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
 
January 24 - 27, Kansas City, MO
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
February 6 - 10, Salt Lake City
Regional "Short Course"
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
February 14 – 16, Nashville, TN
CCSP Module I: Technical Product Knowledge
Email: Darla Sparkman, 615-360-7393
 
February 21 - 24, Atlanta
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
March 4 - 6, Las Vegas, NV
Annual Convention
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
March 20 - 22, Atlanta
NRMCA Safety Course
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
 
April 25 - 28, Seattle
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152