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Pavement

A seminar on the design and construction of concrete flatwork, including concrete overlays over asphalt parking lots, was provided for the parks and public works departments of Lakewood, CO, reports NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Don Clem, who conducted the seminar. Lakewood is the fifth largest city in Colorado and is located on the west side of metropolitan Denver.

Over 10 public works/parks professionals attended the presentation; several attendees had attended the Thorncreek Concrete Overlay Open House during the summer. NRMCA has provided technical support for the Lakewood parks department over the past year.

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

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Workforce Development

While producers can take the registration fee as an expense this year, another factor is that operations classes are filling at a much faster pace. Additionally, companies report they are using the classes as workforce retention tools for mid-level operations and production staff. With new skills and career reinforcement, use your employees to positively impact your bottom line. DO NOT DELAY REGISTERING.

Dispatcher Course: 5 seats left. January 8 - 10, 2019, Orlando, FL – This class is offered once a year.  

Effective RMC Supervisor Course: 10 seats left. January 22 - 24, 2019, Kissimmee (metro-Orlando), FL – This class is offered once a year.

Plant Manager Certification Course: December 11 - 14, 2018, Austin, TX – *Sold Out

Plant Manager Certification Course: January 15 - 18, 2019, Tucson, AZ – 10 seats remaining 

Plant Manager Certification Course: February 19 - 22, 2019, Charlotte, NC – *Sold Out

Plant Manager Certification Course: March 26 - 29, 2019, St. Louis

Plant Manager Certification Course: April 23 - 26, 2019, Portland, OR

These classes are required to fill NRMCA’s STEPS requirements for the Operations and Production career track certification. For more information about standardized ready mixed concrete-specific career development through the STEPS program, please e-mail Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org or click here.

Click here to access the Webpages for each of the classes listed above or contact Jessica Walgenbach at 240-485-1152 or jwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

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Engineering

The NRMCA Concrete Technologist Training and Certification (Short Course) held earlier this month in Silver Spring, MD, attracted 40 attendees (shown here). The course was well-rated by them; the following were the number of certifications awarded:

• NRMCA Field Technician Grade II – 28 (32 passed the exam but some did not have the pre-requisite ACI Grade I certification)

• NRMCA Field Technician Grade II – 28 (32 passed the exam but some did not have the pre-requisite ACI Grade I certification)

• NRMCA Concrete Technologist Level 2 – 28

• NRMCA Concrete Technologist Level 3 – 17

Congratulations to all who attended and to those who received certifications. The following are recognized for achieving highest scores in the relevant exams:

• Harvie Blevins, Jr. with Argos Ready Mix LLC for NRMCA Field Grade II (99%)

• William Knauf, III with Preferred Materials for Concrete Technologist Level 2 (98%)

• John Kern with Martin Marietta for Concrete Technologist Level 3 (92%)

The next course will be the Regional Short Course; it's scheduled for February 11-14, 2019 in Orlando, FL. Registration, hotel and other information is available here.

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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.

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

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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

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