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Association & Industry News

The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in March 2018 is 27.3 million cubic yards, 1% lower than that in March 2017. The estimated production in the US through March is 70 million cubic yards, unchanged from that during the same period in 2017.

Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from cement shipments reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. More detail, including production by state for the first quarter, is available for NRMCA members here.

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As you may know, a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation governing exposure to respirable crystalline silica is set to take effect on Saturday, June 23. In anticipation of the upcoming deadline, NRMCA has created an industry-specific silica compliance guide that aims to help give ready mixed concrete producers the necessary tools to assess their exposure and determine what steps may need to be taken to maintain compliance.

Click here for the guide and here to view other OSHA silica rule materials. For more information, contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org or Kevin Walgenbach at kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

Registration for NRMCA’s Fall 2018 Safety Course is still open; it takes place October 16 - 18 in Glendora, CA. This 2.5-day course teaches participants about OSHA safety compliance. It begins with why safety is so important and details the reasons why an effective safety program actually saves money through loss prevention and control. Participants learn about electrical safety, machine guarding, fall protection, hazard communication, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, firefighting and evacuation, maintenance shop safety, chute handling, fleet safety, pre-trip inspection and more.

Click here for location details, registration options and staff contacts.

Registration is now open for this year’s Environmental Certification Course to be held in Orlando, FL, November 27-29.

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Pavement

NRMCA Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Phil Kresge recently participated in a pervious concrete seminar hosted by the Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association (VRMCA). The program, “Paradigm Shift: VDOT Opts for Pervious Concrete,” was presented by the Southwest VA Concrete Advisory Council of VRMCA and highlighted the pervious concrete parking lot constructed at the Interstate Route 81 Exit 140 Park & Ride in Salem, V

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Government Affairs

In a big win for NRMCA and coalition allies, the Senate farm did not include the Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. Since mid-April, NRMCA and the other members of the Stop the Timber Innovation Act (TIA)

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Workforce Development

Each module of NRMCA's Certified Concrete Sales Professional (CCSP) series will be held in Silver Spring, MD (metro Washington, DC), beginning in October and ending in March 2019.

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Engineering

The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center will be holding a Webinar titled Performance Engineered Mixtures for Concrete Pavements in the US on Wednesday, June 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. Central time. The Performance Engineered Mixtures (PEM) program is designed to provide the tools for agencies to specify, and contractors to deliver, concrete mixtures that reliably and sustainably meet the needs for concrete

The next NRMCA Concrete Durability Course will be offered from August 27 - 29 at the RMC Foundation Education Center in Silver Spring, MD.

NRMCA is now accepting applications for the Excellence in Quality Award contest. A company must be a NRMCA Producer member in good standing to participate and may enter as a company or a division.

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Calendar

*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

June 26 – 29, Nashville, TN
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

August 21, Birmingham, AL | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Gulf Coast Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

August 27 – 29, Silver Spring, MD
Concrete Durability Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

Summer/Fall, Cheyenne/Casper, WY | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Northwest Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

September 6, Phoenix | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Southwest Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

Fall, Uncasville, CT | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Northeast Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

Fall, Kansas City, KS | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, South Central Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

September 29 – October 1, Metro Washington, DC
NRMCA's ConcreteWorks
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

October 9 – 12, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module I: Concrete 101
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

October 16 – 18, Glendora, CA
Ready Mixed Concrete Safety Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

October 17, Las Vegas, NV | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Rocky Mountain Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

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November 5 – 9, Silver Spring, MD
Annual Short Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

November 13, Lansing, MI | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Great Lakes Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

November 27 – 29, 2018, Orlando, FL
Environmental Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

December 4 – 6, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

December 11 – 14, Austin, TX
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

2019

January 8 - 10, Orlando, FL
Dispatcher Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 15 – 17, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: Accounting, Finance, Business Law
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 15 – 18, Tucson, AZ
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 22 – 24, Kissimmee, FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

February 19 – 22, Charlotte, NC
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

March 19 – 21, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

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