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   WAM USA, Inc.       Kryton International    

Join the Build With Strength team and other coalition partners for a roundtable and site tour event where we’ll explore the latest innovation in concrete construction: Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). You’ll learn how ICFs are helping apartment and hotel developers, school districts and other building owners provide high-performance concrete buildings at a competitive first cost and low operating cost. You’ll learn from developers, architects and contractors about their experiences designing and building with ICFs. They will tell you about energy efficiency, fire safety and noise reduction provided by concrete construction. You will have a chance to ask questions during the roundtable discussion before taking a tour of completed projects and projects under construction.

Who Should Attend: Developers, architects, engineers and contractors. Concrete producers and other product manufacturers will also benefit.

For more detail on each event and to register:

Come and learn from the experts about the most durable and energy efficient concrete building system and see the product in action for yourself!

For more information, contact Lionel Lemay at or 847-918-7101.

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   Euclid Chemical Company       Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc.    

Late last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a request for comments on overhauling the current “joint-employer” scheme, aiming to recognize a less stringent application. The current joint-employer rule stems from an Obama Administration NLRB ruling in a case known as Browning-Ferris, which more closely ties infractions of franchisees to their franchisors. While the current Trump Administration’s NLRB had attempted to overturn Browning-Ferris late last year in a case dubbed Hy-Brand, the NLRB Inspector General earlier this year issued a report noting that NLRB member William J. Emanuel, a Trump Administration appointee, handled related cases at his previous law firm and therefore should have recused himself from the Hy-Brand decision. That development subsequently moved the other Board members to withdraw the ruling in Hy-Brand which overturned the Browning-Ferris ruling; thus reinstating the more stringent Browning-Ferris joint-employer standard.

Last week’s proposal attempts to reignite a circumvention of the Browning-Ferris ruling in favor of loosening the requirements for what constitutes a joint-employer. NRMCA has advocated ardently against the Browning-Ferris ruling and will continue to do so until the pre-Browning-Ferris joint-employer standard is reinstated. Click here to review the proposal. The NLRB will be accepting comments on the proposal through November 13, 2018.

For more information, contact Kevin Walgenbach at

Registration continues for NRMCA’s Fall 2018 Safety Course from October 16 - 18 in Glendora, CA. Please note that this course may sell out very soon. It teaches participants about OSHA safety compliance, beginning with 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 over 2 1/2 days 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.

Click here for more information, including location details, registration options and staff contacts.

Government Affairs

The NRMCA Government Affairs Committee will meet on Thursday, September 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in association with NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2018. The minutes of the March 4, 2018 meeting are posted here, the draft agenda is posted here, along with the Antitrust Statement here and the Committee Policy here.

NRMCA’s Andrew Tyrrell and industry consultant Hon. Geoff Davis (Ret.) will provide an overview of the political and legislative outlook for the remainder of the year, potential scenarios for 2019 and an overview of the NRMCA’s political and legislative agenda to advance the interests of the ready mixed concrete industry.

To RSVP, please email Andrew Tyrrell at

   BASF Construction Chemicals       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    
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Registration is continuing for this year’s Environmental Certification Course to be held in Orlando, FL, November 27-29. Course attendees will be educated on industry-specific environmental issues that affect ready mixed concrete production, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, Discharge Permits, Stormwater Management, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Solids Management, Hazardous Materials, Dust Control, Recycling, Spill Prevention Plans, Air Quality Management, Noise Management, Environmental Auditing and much more.

Those who should attend include plant managers, environmental managers, compliance managers, executives or anyone with fiscal and/or environmental responsibilities that should know the details concerning a company’s responsibilities when it comes to EPA regulations, the Clean Water Act, Discharge Permits, Stormwater Management and numerous other critical environmental matters.

Click here for registration options and more information. You may also contact Gary Mullings at

   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
Workforce Development

Each module of NRMCA's Certified Concrete Sales Professional (CCSP) series will be held in Silver Spring, MD (metro Washington, DC), beginning in October and ending in March 2019. A discounted fee is extended for those who register for all four classes and to companies who send three or more people to one class. The schedule is as follows:

Module 1: Concrete 101, October 9-12
Module 2: Understand the Contractor's Business, December 4-6
Module 3: RMC Business Knowledge, January 15-17, 2019
Module 4: Professional Sales Skills and Promotion, March 19-21, 2019

Each class stands alone so it does NOT have to be taken consecutively or collectively. The well-respected, updated content is a valid way to refresh sales skills that emphasize the industry’s aggressive stance toward winning business. Additionally, these are the required courses in the STEPS® Sales and Promotion certification program, where those in the field earn the industry's most prestigious capstone certification, the CCPf.

For more information, contact NRMCA's Meghan Callahan at or 240-485-1135.

   Mack Trucks, Inc.       Ryder Fuel Services    

NRMCA has announced the winners of its 2018 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards. Winning producers have demonstrated that they followed and exceeded quality management principles over a broad range of activities from commitment to quality, materials management, managing production facilities, product quality control and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.

   Roebuck Consulting Group       Hendrickson Auxillary Axle Systems    

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

February 27, Milwaukee, WI
Handling Concrete Specifications
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.

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
Regional ConcreteWorks, Rocky Mountain Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

October 17 – 18, Milwaukee
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) Roundtable & Site Tour
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-918-7101

October 23 – 24, Springfield, MA
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

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

November 14 – 15, Fort Worth, TX
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) Roundtable & Site Tour
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-918-7101

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

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

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

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