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NRMCA's E-NEWS will not be published next week. The next edition will be sent on Thursday, January 3, 2019. NRMCA President Robert Garbini, Chief Operating Officer Nicole Maher and staff wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year.

NRMCA's host of award programs each have their respective submission deadlines, but a number of them occur in January 2019, including the Concrete Cares Award, Buildings/Pavement Promoter of the Year Award, State Affiliate Promoter of the Year Award and Lifetime Achievement Award for Promotion. Click here for a complete list of NRMCA-sponsored awards and then click on the respective links for more information, relevant staff contact and submission guidelines.

   WAM USA, Inc.    
Pavement

NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Don Clem recently gave a presentation titled Concrete Parking Lot Design with ACI 330, before some 80 professionals in West Jordan, UT. The lunch meeting was co-sponsored by the ACI Intermountain Chapter and the Utah Chapter of American Public Works Association. The leadership of the ACI Intermountain Chapter (ACI 2017 Excellent Chapter award winner) includes President Darren Smith, NRMCA Producer member Geneva Rock Products and Executive Director Tammy Meldrum. An overview of ACI 330 was provided as well as an outline of NRMCA’s Design Assistance Program and a demonstration of pavement design web-based software.

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

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   Euclid Chemical Company       Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc.    
Government Affairs
Government funding expires on December 21 and Congress doesn’t seem to have a plan to keep the government open, with the President opposing any spending bill that does not include $5 billion for the wall.
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 Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army released its long-awaited proposal for a redefinition of the “Waters of the United States,” or WOTUS, which aims to clarify federal jurisdiction of waterways covered by the Clean Water Act (CWA). This latest proposal stands in stark contrast to the controversial 2015 WOTUS rule issued by the Obama Administration, which drastically expanded federal authority under the CWA. 

NRMCA's Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Award acknowledges the significant contribution of ready mixed concrete truck drivers to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry. As a salute to these key members of the concrete production and delivery team, the award recognizes the driver’s career achievement, safety, professionalism, competence and customer service skills in a manner that will enhance the industry and public image of the career of Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional. The 2019 Ready Mixed Concrete Truck Driver of the Year Award winner will be honored at an awards presentation ceremony at NRMCA’s Annual Convention in Tampa, FL, in March.

Submissions must be e-mailed to Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org by Friday, December 28. Click here to download the nomination form and for more information.

Registration for NRMCA’s Spring 2019 Safety Course from April 9 - 11 in Orlando, FL, continues; please note that it is expected to sell out very soon. This 2.5-day course teaches participants about OSHA safety compliance. It begins 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 the new silica rule, 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 much more.

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

   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
Engineering
 The NCC E-News is issued by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center.
   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.

January 8 – 10, Orlando, FL *Sold Out
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 *Sold Out
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

   Roebuck Consulting Group       Hendrickson Auxillary Axle Systems    

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 *Sold Out
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