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NRMCA Past Board Chairman Thomas J. McHale died on October 10 at the age of 80. Mr. McHale served as chairman of the Board of Directors in 1992. Universally liked and respected throughout the ready mixed concrete industry, Mr. McHale died in Hilton Head Island, SC, where he retired with his (now late) wife Sheila.

The CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 Education Committee is soliciting session speaker proposals through Thursday, November 15. All applications must be made online through the portal. The Education Committee will make selections from submitted sessions by mid-March 2019.

For more information, contact Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org.

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Pavement

NRMCA Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Phil Kresge recently met with engineers and specifiers at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA. Kresge was the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Virginia Peninsula Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). His presentation, Pervious Concrete: Concrete Solutions for Stormwater Management, was well received, and included a very active question/answer session. Kresge’s participation was facilitated by Hessam Nabavi of the Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association (VRMCA).

“Recent changes to the Virginia stormwater regulations have resulted in increased interest in pervious concrete for projects across the state,” says Kresge. “With more attention being paid, in general, to stormwater runoff and specifically to its impact on the Chesapeake Bay, pervious concrete provides a viable solution for developers.”

For more information, contact Phil Kresge at pkresge@nrmca.org.

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Workforce Development

NRMCA will teach a NEW curriculum for CCSP Module II, Understanding Your Concrete Contractor's Business, from December 4 - 6 in Silver Spring, MD (metro Washington DC). As sales staff prepares for 2019, it is the best time to immerse it with knowledge how customers' businesses work. Just because business is good, it does not give sales reps a free pass: they need to be able to tactically react in a more face-paced, demanding environment. Topics tie directly into what a sales rep should know that impacts business, including learning about contactors’ estimating methods, bidding, design, procurement, project planning and scheduling. Those that pass the optional exam receive credit toward CCSP Module II certification (please note that this is a required class for STEPS recognition).

Click here to register, more information and staff contact.

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Registration continues 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 your 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 or for more information. You may also contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org.

Government Affairs

Please join the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA) for a Webinar titled “NACA: 2018 Election Debrief” on Wednesday, November 7, starting at 2 p.m. Eastern time. This Webinar will serve as an overview of the available election results, what this means for NACA’s members and how this will impact the next Congress. Midterm elections are historically tumultuous and 2018 is promising to be especially so. With a pro-business majority on the line, the results of the election will be impactful to the ready mixed concrete industry.

Click here to register and please share this correspondence within your company. For more information, contact NRMCA Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Andrew Tyrrell, at 321-229-1785 or atyrrell@nrmca.org.

Congress will be out of session until after the midterm elections, wrapping up business and heading home to hit the campaign trail. When it returns, the Congressional forecast may look very different. Scheduled to be in session until October 26, the Senate adjourned on October 11 after Senate Democrats agreed to a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to adjourn early in exchange for not prolonging consideration of 15 of President Trump’s judicial nominees.

Buildings

As a leading Program Operator for the concrete industry, NRMCA recently verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for Knife River. The EPD covers 479 mix designs produced at the Coffee Lake, Hillsboro, Linnton and Sundial plants in the Portland, OR, market area.

A Product Category Rule (PCR) is the set of rules needed to develop environmental product declarations (EPD). It typically has a life span of five years. The inaugural PCR for concrete was published in 2013 and will expire soon. NRMCA, with key industry stakeholders, is updating the PCR for concrete.

This summer, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously adopted Resolution 86, “Uniting Cities to Accelerate Focus on the Economic and Climate Benefits of Boosting America’s Building Energy Efficiency,” during the organization’s annual meeting in Boston.

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Calendar

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

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, Seattle
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

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

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

December 5, Boston
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

December 6, Hartford, CT
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

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

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2019

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

January 15, Minneapolis
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor 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 5 – 6, Phoenix
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) Roundtable & Site Tour
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-918-7101

February 11 – 15, Orlando, FL
Regional Short 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
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

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