Parking Lot Boot Camp Rolls into Kentucky
NRMCA’s Parking Lot Boot Camp recently rolled into northwest Kentucky, courtesy of NRMCA Producer member Ernst Concrete which hosted this latest installment. Coordinated by Jay Moore, regional sales manager for Ernst’s Cincinnati and Northern KY divisions, the Boot Camp was held at the offices of contractor Straight Edge Concrete in Florence, KY. The training was conducted by NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Amanda Hult and Senior Vice President Phil Kresge.
“This may have been one of the smallest Boot Camps we’ve ever held, but I think it has the potential to be one of the most effective,” Hult said. During the Concrete Pavement Analyst training session, Kyle French, co-owner of Straight Edge Concrete, discussed plans for a project for which he wanted to provide a concrete alternate. “Armed with the knowledge his firm obtained from Boot Camp, and supported by the Concrete Pavement Analyst (CPA) reports, Kyle and Jay plan to present the alternate to their client and are confident about the outcome. They are also putting together a plan to target other potential projects,” Hult reported.
An NRMCA Parking Lot Boot Camp is a 10-hour program, typically conducted over two days at a contractor or producer’s site. “The goal of the Boot Camp is to create a team approach for producers and contractors to pursue parking lot opportunities together,” Kresge said. Covering both new construction and concrete overlays of existing asphalt, the program has become widely successful in helping everyone - producer and contractor - expand their business into paving markets that they normally did not have.
“As we move into the fall and winter months, now is the time to book your Boot Camp,” Kresge added. “There are still some dates available, but they will likely fill quickly so it is best to book now.”