Former NRMCA Board Chairman Discusses Concrete with Senate Staffers
Earlier this week, former NRMCA Board Chairman Bill Childs represented NRMCA and ready mixed concrete in a briefing for Senate staffers about the concrete and cement industry. The goal of the briefing was to inform and educate Senate staffers about the various types of concrete and related products. As one of the only company CEOs on the panel, Childs (CEO of NRMCA Producer member Chaney Enterprises in Gambrils, MD) described plant operations, the applications of a ready mixed concrete company and how concrete is batched. After giving an overview of the industry, he stressed the vital importance of sustained federal investment in transportation and infrastructure. Citing statistics from his home state of Maryland, Childs made the case for the need for national infrastructure investment as a matter of local and global competitiveness.
In addition, Childs (seated at far left of table) spoke to the burdensome nature of many Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, particularly on fuel emissions standards. He pointed out the emissions equipment required by EPA has increased the cost of each vehicle operated by Chaney Enterprises by over $40,000 and reduced nearly a ton from every payload.
Throughout the briefing, Childs provided a strong and clear voice for NRMCA and the ready mixed concrete industry. The NRMCA Government Affairs team would like to extend a special thanks to him and Becky McCollum for representing NRMCA and the ready mixed concrete industry.
For more information, contact NRMCA’s Andrew Tyrrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.