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Association & Industry News

The early bird registration deadline for NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2018 is Monday, August 20. Register by this date and save $75 from the regular registration fees. NRMCA memberships must be current to qualify for the member rates. Registration fees, except for a-la-carte registrations, include access to NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks, registration materials, attendance at education sessions and social functions. The CONCRETEPAC fundraiser and RMC Research & Education Foundation Walk for Wellness and some spouse/guest activities require a separate registration form and fee.

Click here for the fax-back registration form and online registration options. For more information, please contact the Meetings Department at or 888-846-7622 ext. 1135.

Exhibition space is still available for NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2018 being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from September 29 – October 1 at National Harbor, MD. Space costs can be found in the Exhibitor Prospectus. Don’t miss your chance to be among the best in this year’s exhibition hall; reserve your spot now by completing the exhibitor booth application and contract and returning it to NRMCA. Exhibition space is sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for the prospectus. For more information, please contact Senior Director of Meetings Jessica Walgenbach at

Government Affairs

NRMCA advocates on behalf of the ready mixed concrete industry through our involvement in the political process. CONCRETEPAC is the ready mixed concrete industry’s Political Action Committee (PAC) that supports pro-business, pro-ready mixed concrete candidates for federal office. Please note that federal law requires companies to “authorize” the PAC for each calendar year before NRMCA can share details about the PAC or solicit contributions. Federal law only allows corporate members of NRMCA to grant prior approval to only one national trade association's PAC per calendar year. However, granting prior approval for CONCRETEPAC does not preclude employees from contributing to local or state PACs, national members or ideological PACs or a company’s own federal PAC. Eligible employees include those with executive, managerial or senior administrative responsibilities.

Click here to give prior authorization to CONCRETEPAC today and learn more about how you can help the ready mixed concrete industry’s voice be heard on Capitol Hill.

For more information, contact Taylor Drzewicki, director of government and political affairs, at or 240-485-1136.

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Registration for the RMC Research & Education Foundation’s 7th Annual Walk for Wellness is now open and registration may be accessed online. The Walk will take place in conjunction with NRMCA’s National Mixer Driver Championship at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2018, starting and ending near the course. This popular event emphasizes the importance of health within the concrete industry. Your participation is a tremendous opportunity to support this initiative and the Foundation at the same time. Registration is $25 per walker and is tax deductible as a contribution to the Foundation.

One sponsorship for the Walk for Wellness remains. It is available on a first come, first served basis. For more details, access the sponsorship form here.

Please contact Jennifer LeFevre with any questions or visit for more information on the work of the RMC Research & Education Foundation.


This year’s NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship will take place on Saturday, September 29, during NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD. Please note, the registration form and payment for entering drivers into the championship are now due this Friday, August 17.

Click here to access the registration information and form. For more information, contact Gary Mullings, Jessica Walgenbach or Meghan Callahan.

Registration continues for NRMCA’s Fall 2018 Safety Course to be held October 16 - 18 in Glendora, CA. This 2.5-day course teaches participants about OSHA safety compliance, beginning with why safety is so important and details 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, firefighting and evacuation, maintenance shop safety, chute handling, fleet safety, pre-trip inspection and more. There will also be a special emphasis on OSHA's new silica regulations.

Click here for location details, registration options and staff contacts. You may also contact Kevin Walgenbach for more information.

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The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center has issued the following updates:

A new Tech Brief reports on the use of recycled concrete aggregates in roadway shoulders. It describes qualification requirements, design techniques and construction considerations for unbound recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) shouldering materials that are being used in some states. The brief outlines economic and environmental factors that make RCA attractive for this use. Click here to view the new publication.


The NRMCA Pervious Concrete Promotion Subcommittee is currently to develop the NRMCA Pervious Concrete University, a traveling road show intended to educate both industry members and specifiers about the latest technology and developments in pervious concrete design, production, placement and maintenance.

Last week, Martin Marietta Sales Manager Matt Riebe assembled his Denver-based metro and northern sales team to participate in an NRMCA Concrete Parking Lot Boot Camp, reports NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Don Clem. Presentations ranged from an overview of ACI 330-R 08 Guide for Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots, Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots (funded by the RMC Research & Education Foundation), promotion strategies, NRMCA resources, the Design Assistance Program and preparing a life cycle cost analysis.


In addition to Clem, presenters included Leonard Velasquez, SLV Quality Concrete (ASCC member, shown at right here) and Dave Gray, GCC of America (at left). Following the boot camp, Riebe reported that the sales team will be setting goals and establishing a timeline for successful concrete parking lot promotion.

For more information, contact Don Clem at

The Dickinson, ND, airport was in need of runway and taxiway improvements, so at the request of Producer member Scott Olin of Dickinson Ready Mix, NRMCA provided the local consultant with a design report for the runway and taxiway using concrete as the preferred pavement option. In addition, Olin and NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Ken Justice met with the consultant, located in Rapid City, SD, to go over the design.

Mr. Olin has reported that the project did go concrete, with bids opening this week. The projects will total in excess of 50,000 cubic yards over several years.

For more information, contact Ken Justice at

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November 5 – 9, Silver Spring, MD
Annual Short Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

November 27 – 29, 2018, Orlando, FL
Environmental Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

November 29, Kansas City, KS
Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, South Central Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

December 4 – 6, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

December 11 – 14, Austin, TX Sold Out
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135


January 8 - 10, Orlando, FL
Dispatcher Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 15 – 17, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: Accounting, Finance, Business Law
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 15 – 18, Tucson, AZ
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 22 – 24, Kissimmee, FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

February 19 – 22, Charlotte, NC
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

March 19 – 21, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135


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

August 16, 2018, Orlando, FL
Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification Course
Email: Tracy Leighton, (407) 895-9333

August 21, Birmingham, AL
Regional ConcreteWorks, Gulf Coast Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

Summer/Fall, Cheyenne/Casper, WY
Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Northwest Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

September 6, Phoenix
Regional ConcreteWorks, Southwest Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

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

October 9 – 12, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module I: Concrete 101
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

October 16 – 18, Glendora, CA
Ready Mixed Concrete Safety Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

October 17, Las Vegas, NV
Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Rocky Mountain Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

October 23 – 24, Springfield, MA
Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Northeast Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

October 30, Okemos, MI
Regional ConcreteWorks, Great Lakes Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

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