Spring OES Committee Meeting Marks Changes to Environmental Awards, Leadership
Last week, the NRMCA Operations, Environmental and Safety (OES) Committee held its annual spring meeting in Chicago that included meetings held by the Operations Task Group, Human Resources (HR) Task Group, Safety Task Group and Environmental Task Group, culminating with a full OES Committee meeting. While the task groups and the full committee completed discussions and work on numerous issues, one item of note came out of the Environmental Task Group. The task group, and subsequently the full OES Committee, changed the format for the NRMCA Environmental Excellence Awards program. The new direction moving forward will include a more environmental operations/compliance picture-oriented focus with minimal text, versus the focus from years past that centered on lengthy descriptions of ready mixed concrete plant environmental management systems. The new entry forms will be made available on NRMCA’s Web site in the coming weeks (click here to view the updated entry form and entry requirements).
Also talking place were changes to the task groups and full committee leadership roles. The following chairmen and vice chairmen each began new terms of two years: full OES Committee Chairman Tim Kauzlick (CEMEX); full OES Committee Vice Chairman Dave Williams (Chaney Enterprises); Operations Task Group Chairman Kim Sarver (Pete Lien & Sons, Inc.); Operations Task Group Vice Chairman Jamie Nelms (Chandler Concrete Co., Inc.); Environmental Task Group Chairman Joel Nickel (LafargeHolcim); Safety Task Group Chairman Dale Kotzea (GCC Ready Mix); Safety Task Group Vice Chairman Mike Kuhns (Arps Red-E-Mix, Inc.); HR Task Group Chairman Chip Wildman (Concrete Supply Co.); HR Task Group Vice Chair Vicki Tyminski (Carroll Concrete Co.) and, lastly, the new NRMCA Executive Committee liaison is Adam Manatt (Manatt’s Inc.).