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Nominations are now open for the NRMCA Promoter of the Year – Pavements Award, Promoter of the Year – Buildings Award, Affiliate Promoter of the Year Award and the John Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award for Promotion. The deadline for submitting nominations is December 30, 2017. These awards will be presented at NRMCA’s 2018 Annual Convention to be held in March in Houston. Nominees for the Promoter of the Year awards must be current employees of NRMCA producer members; nominees for the Affiliate award must be employees of the affiliate and have worked in the industry for at least five years and nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award must be former employees of NRMCA member companies who are retired or deceased.

You can help industry promotion champions get deserved recognition by nominating them for these prestigious awards. The most recent award winners are Dave Gray, GCC (Promoter of the Year – Pavements) and Bill Childs, Chaney Enterprises (Promoter of the Year – Buildings).

Click here for more information and nomination forms. You may also contact Phil Kresge at 1-888-846-7622, ext. 1193 or by e-mail,

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Association & Industry News

NRMCA President Robert Garbini was recently interviewed by Bill Palmer of The Concrete Producer on the ready mix industry's response to timber's inroads into the low- to mid-rise buildings market. Palmer writes, "For aggressively taking this fight to the design community through the Build with Strength program, Robert Garbini is one of this year's Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry."

Click here to read the article.

The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in September 2017 is 32 million cubic yards, 0.6% lower than that in September 2016. The estimated production through September 2017 is 263 million cubic yards, 1.8% higher than that during the same period in 2016.

Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from cement shipments reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. NRMCA members can view additional details, including 3rd quarter production by state, here.

The RMC Research & Education Foundation has published its End-of-Year Newsletter, which may be accessed here.

For more information about the work of the Foundation, please visit

   BASF Construction Chemicals       True Dispatch    

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced another delay for the compliance date for electronically reporting 2016 workplace injuries and illnesses. No later than December 15, 2017, facilities with between 20 and 249 employees will need to electronically report to OSHA, their summary of injuries and illnesses from 2016 reported on their OSHA Form 300A. As background, the injury/illness electronic tracking rule, finalized on May 12, 2016, imposes new requirements on companies filling out and posting their 300A forms at their respective workplaces. The new rule, known as the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule, requires companies establish new anti-retaliation programs and applies to company facilities with 20-249 employees to originally submit their OSHA 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017 and their 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information would be submitted electronically by March 2.

In addition to announcing the delay, OSHA also previously indicated that it will subsequently request comments from stakeholders about a “proposal to reconsider, revise, or remove other provisions of the prior final rule.” The timing of the subsequent notice is unknown, however NRMCA welcomes these developments and plans to submit comments in support of a full repeal of the rule.

Click here for more information and to complete the electronic submission. Click here to review the delay notice. For more information, contact Kevin Walgenbach at

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Workforce Development

Use Winter wisely; there are lots of great choices available for immediate registration. Additionally, discounts are available for multiple registrations per class. See each class listing below for specifics:

• January 9-11, 2018, Orlando, Dispatcher Course

• January 16-19, 2018, Silver Spring, CCSP III, RMC Financials

• January 16-19, 2018, Minneapolis, Plant Manager Certification Course

• January 17, 2018, Eagan, MN, Improving Concrete Quality

• January 23-25, 2018, Orlando, Effective RMC Supervisor Certification

• February 5-9, 2018, Dallas, Regional Technical Short Course

• February 20-23, 2018, Albuquerque, Plant Manager Certification

• March 27-29, 2018, Silver Spring, CCSP IV, Professional Sales Skills

• March 27-30, 2018, Louisville, Plant Manager Certification

Questions? Please contact NRMCA’s Meetings Department at 240-485-1152

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Executive Director Gwen Lacy of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC), located in Kennett Square, PA, wanted to pave the new parking lot adjacent to the new park along the Red Clay Creek. Working with the conservancy's consultant, McMahon Associates of Exton, PA, they decided that pervious concrete was the best alternative to meet their needs. This area is environmentally sensitive, requiring a design that fits the natural surroundings. McMahon Associates then reached out to NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Ken Justice, for design assistance and advice. Along with his industry colleague Ken Crank of the Pennsylvania Concrete and Aggregates Association, Justice worked closely with the engineer, contractor and local ready mixed concrete producer. The project (shown here) was constructed in September 2017; the TLC had a grand opening and presentation in late November hosted by Justice and Crank, with 20 local organizations in attendance (also seen here).

For more information, contact Ken Justice at

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*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

December 12 – 15, Orlando, FL *Sold Out
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152


January 9 – 11, Orlando, FL
Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

January 16 – 18, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: General Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

January 16 – 19, Minneapolis
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

January 17, Eagan, MN
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

January 23 – 25, Orlando, FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

February 5 – 9, Dallas
Regional Technical Short Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

February 20 – 22, Nashville, TN
CCSP Module I: Concrete 101
Email: Darla Sparkman, 615-360-6670

February 20 – 23, Albuquerque, NM
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

March 2 - 5, Houston
NRMCA's Annual Convention
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

March 27 – 29, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

March 27 – 30, Louisville, KY
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

April 10 – 12, Orlando, FL (Tentative Date)
NRMCA Safety Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

September 29 – October 1, Metro Washington, DC
NRMCA's ConcreteWorks
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

December 11 – 14, Austin, TX
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152