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Community Involvement in Massachusetts Leads to Concrete Opportunities

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Massachusetts Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association (MaCAPA) Executive Director Craig Dauphinais' efforts at community involvement is paying dividends, reports NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Doug O'Neill. Dauphinais has been a member of his local Town Council (Board of Selectmen) for many years as a community leader and citizen while working for a ready mixed concrete producer. Now, in his role as Massachusetts' professional concrete promoter, Dauphinais is realizing that his experience serving as a selectman is a tremendous asset in reaching out on behalf of the concrete industry to offer solutions and help force change. When meeting with engineering firms that are involved with municipal projects, his understanding of budgeting and how towns fund construction projects puts him in the unique position of being able to say "I feel your pain".

"Getting involved and serving my community has helped me appreciate the challenges community leaders are facing with respect to their infrastructure and maintaining old roads with little to no money," Dauphinais said.

"In a recent visit with two local engineering firms it was apparent that Craig either knew everyone at the firm or knew someone who knew someone as the saying goes," O’Neill said. "The concept of 'It’s Who You Know' was really on display during these meetings, as Craig was able to uncover an opportunity for a redesigned town park that could utilize concrete for the parking areas simply because he was able to get to the right people."

For more information on how to get involved in your local community, contact Doug O'Neill at

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