NRMCA Helps Train Kansas Contractors, Inspectors and Engineers

Two days of training classes were held in Manhattan, KS, at the request of NRMCA members Midwest Concrete Materials (MCM) and Ash Grove Cement, reports NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Ken Justice. The first day’s training was geared toward contractors and inspectors, and concentrated on placing and finishing techniques. There were over 55 participants, including many from the city of Manhattan and surrounding municipalities. The training included a classroom session as well as a live concrete placement. The second day was geared toward the design professionals and consisted of concrete design basics as well as a demonstration of the new pavement design software package, There were 17 design professionals from both private and public entities in attendance. Many discussions broke out during the breaks and at the end of the classes, and led to a request from Kansas State University for a follow up meeting on the following day after the classes to discuss its parking lots.

Justice and his colleague, Jon Hansen, senior vice president, local paving (seen above, standing), taught the class. Because of the high attendance and success of these classes, MCM plans to hold additional training classes in the near future.

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