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Bruce Christensen has been named vice president, regional business segment management for admixture systems in North America for NRMCA Associate member BASF. Mr. Christensen has 25 years of industry experience, including 19 years in the construction chemicals business. This experience includes a combination of regional and global responsibilities in technology, development, operations, marketing and communications based in various locations, including North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

For more information, contact Calvinia Fields at calvinia.fields@basf.com.

   WAM USA, Inc.       Kryton International    
Pavement

A seminar on concrete overlays over asphalt roads and parking lots was provided for Aleut and several other consultants that are providing facility management for the Air Force Academy (AFA), located north of Colorado Springs, CO. Speakers includes NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Don A. Clem, PE, and American Concrete Pavement Association CO/WY Paving Engineer Jamie Johnson, PE. Several of the engineers in attendance had attended the open house for the Thorncreek concrete overlay project earlier this spring. A potential pilot overlay project has been identified, pending further investigation and analysis. NRMCA has provided technical support for Aleut for several projects at the AFA over the last few years.

For more information, contact Don Clem, dclem@nrmca.org.

NRMCA Executive Vice President, Local Paving, Brian Killingsworth recently taught a class on concrete overlays over asphalt paving for parking lots at the 2018 Joint Engineers Conference in Helena, MT. The much anticipated annual conference, sponsored by the Montana Engineering Society among others, draws over 300 engineers for three days of training. The concrete overlay class was sponsored by the Concrete Division of the Montana Contractors Association (MCA). MCA also sponsored additional concrete related talks featuring Jim Powell, PE, executive director, ACPA Northwest Chapter, and Kim Basham, PE, principal, KB Engineering, LLC. Killingsworth and Powell also presented on concrete pavement design at a box lunch seminar for Morrison Maierle, Inc., of Helena, that was coordinated by Matt Wood, sustainable products and promotion manager of NRMCA Associate member Ash Grove Cement Company.

For more information, contact Brian Killingsworth, bkillingsworth@nrmca.org.

   Euclid Chemical Company       Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc.    

NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Ken Justice recently conducted two separate contractor training seminars in Lawrence and Wichita, KS, respectively. The classes concentrated on concrete finishing techniques for pavements and were hosted by the Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (Jerry Younger, shown here standing at far right) and Ash Grove Cement.

In addition to learning about concrete finishing, a session on concrete field testing was taught by Rusty Owings of NRMCA Producer member Geiger Ready Mix. After the class sessions, there were live demonstrations on a concrete placement and concrete testing. Each session had over 30 attendees representing over a dozen different municipalities and several contractors.

For more information, contact Ken Justice at kjustice@nrmca.org.

NRMCA is still seeking nominations for the NRMCA Promoter of the Year – Pavements Award, Promoter of the Year – Buildings Award, State Affiliate Promoter of the Year Award and the John Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award for Promotion. These awards will be presented at NRMCA’s 2019 Annual Convention, March 5-7 in Tampa, FL.

   BASF Construction Chemicals       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    
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   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
Buildings

Build With Strength held a press conference in Atlantic City, NJ, on Wednesday, November 14, alongside Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Deputy Speaker Wayne P. DeAngelo, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, NJ FMBA President Ed Donnelly, PFANJ, IAFF/AFL-CIO President Dominick Marino and NJFPPA President Rich Silvia.

At the Global Climate Action Summit this past September, leading cities and corporations ramped up their commitments to climate action. There, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new, aspirational LEED net zero certification program. By 2050, the total global floor area of all buildings is expected to double to more than 4,300 billion square feet.

   Mack Trucks, Inc.       Ryder Fuel Services    
Calendar

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

November 27, Seattle
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

November 27 – 29, Orlando, FL *Sold Out
Environmental Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

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

December 4 – 6, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

December 5, Boston
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

December 6, Hartford, CT
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

December 11 – 14, Austin, TX *Sold Out
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

   Roebuck Consulting Group       Hendrickson Auxillary Axle Systems    

2019

January 8 – 10, Orlando, FL
Dispatcher Training Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

January 15, Minneapolis
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

January 15 – 17, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: Accounting, Finance, Business Law
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

January 15 – 18, Tucson, AZ
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

January 22 – 24, Kissimmee, FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

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: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

February 19 – 22, Charlotte, NC
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

February 27, Milwaukee
Handling Concrete Specifications
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

March 19 – 21, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

March 26 – 29, St. Louis
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

April 16, Denver
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

April 23 – 26, Portland, OR
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

   Concrete Pump Supply       Vantage Strategic Advisors