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NRMCA Names Vickers Winner of Carpenter Award

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Earlier this week at the 2015 NRMCA’s Annual Convention in Orlando, FL, the 2015 NRMCA Joseph E. Carpenter Award was presented Greg Vickers, general manager of Monumental Concrete Co., Washington, DC. This award is named in honor of Joseph E. Carpenter of Rinker Materials, West Palm Beach, FlL, who was instrumental in the formation and early operation of the NRMCA Committee on Maintenance. The award was instituted in 1988 and is presented annually to person(s) who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime contribution to the ready mixed concrete industry in the fields of operations, environmental and safety. 

Mr. Vickers was named the award recipient for his longtime commitment to the OES Committee and the ready mixed concrete industry. He has worked more than 35 years in concrete-related industries, starting with several years of service at Miller & Long Co., the Washington, DC, area’s largest concrete contractor. He later served as quality control manager for NRMCA member company Tarmac America in Virginia (now doing business as Titan America) and in equipment sales roles for Bering Truck Corp., Schwing America, Inc. and Blasters Ready Jet, Inc. Mr. Vickers has also worked for Continental Mixers/ Navistar where he was the company  representative to the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau.

He also lead NRMCA's Operations, Environmental and Safety Division for three years during the late 1990s. Mr. Vickers is credited with many successful projects during those years, including the launch of the annual Fleet Benchmarking Survey and the revised Annual Safety Contest. He returned eight years later, heading operational efforts, including taking the lead staff role for the National Mixer Driver Championship and as the primary developer of the NRMCA Fleet Managers Course. Mr. Vickers has done extraordinary work on a national level; as one of the primary developers of NRMCA’s National Mixer Driver Championship. he has been an active planner, participant and overseer of every championship. He also has on numerous occasions volunteered his time as a speaker at various NRMCA training courses, including Short Course, Plant Manager Course, Dispatcher Course, Fleet Manager Course and Plant Manager Course.

Greg lives in Washington, DC, and has been married to his wife Gillian for 30 years. He has two grown children and four grandsons.

For more information, contact Gary Mullings at

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