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Schwing America, Inc.
The Euclid Chemical Company
Last week, a cross section of ready mix producers and concrete contractors met at World of Concrete in Las Vegas to formalize plans for working together in the pursuit of parking lot paving, reports NRMCA Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Jon Hansen.

"The goal of the NRMCA/ASCC Joint Paving Committee is to create local and national partnership to capture concrete parking lot paving, both new construction and concrete overlays," Hansen said. "A number of contractors who have had success with national client projects like FedEx, high profile projects like the Pinehurst Country Club overlay and large pervious concrete projects are an example of the contractors in this group. Large cement and ready mix producers are also members, as are equipment and accessory material suppliers. We continue to encourage anyone who is an NRMCA or ASCC member interested in expanding their market of concrete parking lot pavements to join and participate in this group."

For more information, contact Jon Hansen at
NRMCA has announced the release of the new Guide to Specifying Pervious Concrete, which is intended to complement ACI’s 522.1 Specification for Pervious Concrete, providing guidance to designers and specifiers with regard to important aspects of the pervious concrete specification. Prepared by the NRMCA Pervious Concrete Promotion Subcommittee, the guide is the first in a new series of publications called Pervious In Practice (PIP).

"The Pervious in Practice documents will be a series of two- and four-page publications focusing on topics of significance to designers/specifiers, contractors and ready mix producers," said NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Phil Kresge. The PIP’s follow the model of NRMCA’s hugely successful Concrete In Practice (CIP), Technology In Practice (TIP) and the new Specification In Practice (SIP) series. "Future PIP topics will include Pervious Concrete Mix Design, Testing of Pervious Concrete and The Importance of Using Certified Contractors for Pervious Placement," Kresge added.

Click here to view and download the guide. Multiple copies may be purchased by contacting NRMCA Customer Service Manager Jacques Jenkins at For more information, contact Phil Kresge at
CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
Please join NRMCA for an update on its new Low/Mid-Rise (LMR) Building Program via a Webinar on Thursday, February 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. We’re excited to share with you the research findings that will serve as the backbone of the campaign. For instance, 91% of building professionals surveyed say obtaining a green building certification is important to them – the most likely to say this is very important – building professionals under 35 and self-identified construction managers.

Click here to register and hear all about the threat from the wood industry and the research required for this LMR campaign. For more information, contact Kathleen Carr-Smith at
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), put into law in 1986, requires industries to report on the "storage, use and releases of hazardous chemicals (and materials) to federal, state, and local governments." This specific reporting requirement under EPCRA is commonly referred to as Community Right-to-Know (CRTK) reporting, Tier II reporting, and/or Section 311/312 reporting. The reporting deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Click here to learn more about EPCRA, chemical/material thresholds and how to report. For more information, contact Gary Mullings at or Kevin Walgenbach at
Registration for NRMCA’s 2016 Safety Course is still open, although this course will sell out very soon. The upcoming course will take place March 15-17 in Des Moines, IA. This 2.5 day course teaches participants about OSHA safety compliance, beginning with why safety is so important and detailing the reasons why an effective safety program actually saves money through loss prevention and control. Participants learn about electrical safety, machine guarding, fall protection, hazard communication, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, fire fighting and evacuation, maintenance shop safety, chute handling, fleet safety, pre-trip inspection and more.

Click here for location details, registration information and staff contacts.
The 2016 Fleet Benchmarking Survey sponsored by Lytx DriveCam is completed each year by industry fleet managers and/or financial managers based on data gathered from the previous calendar year’s performance. This year’s form includes new questions on mixer drum composition, idle time and types of fuel being used. NRMCA's Fleet Benchmarking Survey is used to establish industry benchmarking norms and procedures. Information gathered from the annual Fleet Benchmarking Survey is published in a full report in Concrete InFocus magazine each autumn. A shorter Executive Summary of the survey is also made available to all.

The deadline for submitting completed entries by e-mail to is Friday, April 15, 2016.

Click here for more information, to download the entry form and staff contact.
NRMCA's Safety Contest & Benchmarking Survey has for years been a safety performance and incentive/award program aimed to foster safe practices at ready mixed concrete plants across the nation. The survey is a per-plant contest open to all facilities operated by NRMCA member companies in good standing in 2015. Companies with more than one division are encouraged to distribute entry blanks to individuals responsible for keeping safety records at each plant location.

Entries must be received by e-mail to Karen Bean at no later than April 15, 2016. Click here for more information and to download the Benchmarking Survey entry form or contact Gary Mullings at
McInnis USA, Inc.
Media articles on Congress, transportation infrastructure, regulation, taxes and other subjects, each of which relate to the ready mixed concrete industry, are updated each week by NRMCA's Government Affairs staff. To access the most recent compilation of articles for February 1 - 5, 2016, please click here.

If you would like to receive this weekly updated link in a separate e-mail, or if you have questions or comments about the roundup, contact NRMCA’s Jill Landry at
The NRMCA February Internet Spotlight, which will be good through Tuesday, March 1, is Improving Concrete Quality. This book suggests steps to measure and reduce variability due to concrete ingredient materials, manufacturing and testing and thereby improve concrete quality. It gets into basic statistics and how to use test data to improve quality and will be of significant value to concrete producers who will come away with readily implementable steps to reduce variability and attain a more consistent product. Producers will therefore see performance benefits and cost savings, and provide suggestions on how architects and engineers can ensure good quality concrete through their specifications.

Order online today and receive 20% off the regular member price of $75 (Internet special is $60, plus shipping).
*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

February 17, Webinar
Increase Your Profits with Roller-Compacted Concrete
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
February 23 - 25, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: General Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
February 23 - 26, Honolulu
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
February 24, Atlanta *Sold Out
Handling Concrete Specifications
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
March 1, Webinar
Sales Management 101... for Ready Mix Sales Managers
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
March 15 - 17, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
March 15 - 17, Des Moines, IA 
NRMCA Safety Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
April 5 - 8, Birmingham, AL
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
April 10 - 12, San Diego
NRMCA's Annual Convention
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
May 10, Webinar
Personal Leadership and Coaching
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
May 15 - 18, Washington, DC
International Concrete Sustainability & Self-Compacting Concrete Conference
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-918-7101
June 6 - 8, Silver Spring, MD
Concrete Durability Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
September 15 - 20, Nashville, TN
NRMCA's ConcreteWorks 2016
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
October 4 - 7, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module I: Concrete 101
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
October 11, Webinar
Recruiting & Hiring Top Performing Ready Mix Sales Reps
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

December 6, Webinar 
Sales Performance Assessments and Reviews... for Ready Mix Sales Managers
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

  February 10, 2016
Fritz-Pak Corporation
Putzmeister America, Inc.
Xypex Chemical Corp
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc.
Continental Mixers
True Dispatch
Lehigh Hanson
900 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Phone: 301-587-1400 Toll Free: 888-84 NRMCA (846-7622)


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