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NRMCA is looking for good men and women to serve on the Board of Directors. While serving on the Board requires both commitment and energy, it is a rewarding opportunity to give back to the industry.

NRMCA represents a broad range of ready mixed concrete companies across the United States and our success is a direct result of the skills and expertise of our professional staff working in conjunction with our Board of Directors. Director nominees must be committed to promoting NRMCA programs and working in the best interest of its membership and the industry at large. The Board provides strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and governance of the organization’s operations.

All nominees are vetted by the Nominating Committee, which consists of the current chairman of the board, the immediate past chairman of the board, and past chairmen of the board for the previous seven years, who are still in an active capacity in the industry. The selected slate of nominees is then presented to and elected by the general membership and will serve a three-year term that begins immediately following the annual convention in 2020.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 26. Please click on links below for more information or contact NRMCA's Heather Houck at hhouck@nrmca.org.

   WAM USA, Inc.       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    
Pavement

2019 marks the 6th year the NRMCA has had a booth at the International Conference of Shopping Centers RECon conference which is always held the week before Memorial Day at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For the past four years, the single focus of the booth has been on concrete overlays of existing asphalt parking lots, since the audience attending RECon represent a huge market of existing asphalt parking lots in need of repair. This year, to close the loop on delivering projects to interested attendees, NRMCA senior vice presidents of local paving Jon Hansen and Phil Kresge were joined by three American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) contractor members: Mike Hoeft with K&M Concrete Construction in Minnesota, J.T. Rutrough with Procon Concrete Specialist Inc. in Virginia and John Gasiorowski with McGuire and Hester in California.

“The end results were owners, facilities managers and some cities that were exhibiting stopped at the booth to find out more and request follow-up for specific projects," said Hansen. "With the contractors working the booth and representing the Western, Midwest and Eastern sections of the U.S., we were able to immediately connect most of the interest to contractors that can do the work. One example is a lead in the Midwest that was followed up with a site visit last week that led to a proposal being furnished to the owner. Conservatively, the show netted millions of square feet of parking lots and streets and local roads of concrete overlay paving potential from across the U.S.”

For more information, contact Jon Hansen at jhansen@nrmca.org or Phil Kresge at pkresge@nrmca.org.

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Buildings

This Build With Strength activity report summarizes activity in state and local legislation for May 2019. Locations of interest are municipalities throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Click here to access the advocacy report. For more information, contact John Loyer at jloyer@nrmca.org.

Products & Services

Over the last decade the federal drivers' Hours of Service (HOS) regulations have been subject to numerous court actions and congressional meddling. Once again, there are recent new revisions to the HOS rules, including the confusing 30-minute break rule and the 34-hour restart provision, as well as when mixer drivers do and don't need to use logs. The HOS Guide will explain what the law is, how the industry is impacted, and what your company and drivers need to do, or not do, to be compliant.

NRMCA's Drivers' Hours of Service Regulations Compliance Guide has all the answers to help you and your company be prepared to comply with Hours of Service regulations.

Click here to purchase your guide or you can contact Jacques Jenkins at 240-485-1165 or by e-mail at jjenkins@nrmca.org.

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NRMCA has finalized the fourth annual member survey to measure regulatory action within the industry to determine regulatory trends on specific issues, issue types and in geographic regions. This information helps NRMCA to better tailor its actions to address and/or combat any such issues, and to keep a finger on the pulse of when, where, how and why regulatory agencies are targeting and/or levying enforcement actions against the industry.

Click here to access this year’s completed survey containing new and interesting data highlighting industry regulatory activity and sentiment from 2018. For more information, contact Kevin Walgenbach at kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

NRMCA’s Annual Safety Award acknowledges the significant contribution that safety work practices give to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry as a whole. The NRMCA Annual Safety Award is presented to an individual or company whose actions represent the very highest in the advancement of safety in the ready mixed concrete industry. The award program is generously sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau (TMMB).

The award may be presented to an individual whose single action or long-time commitment to safety and health in the ready mixed concrete industry exemplifies superior performance in the field of safety. Examples of the award winner could be a ready mixed concrete truck driver whose actions were lifesaving. Other examples could include plant managers, safety managers and company officials who have outstanding long-time dedication to safety and health in the ready mixed concrete industry. Other examples would be an individual’s involvement in community safety activities. The award may also recognize a corporation, coalition or organization that was unrelenting in its pursuit of safety for the industry. Nominees may have created and implemented a life-saving and or injury-preventing safety solution. Examples of the award winner could be a ready mixed concrete producer company, a ready mixed concrete state association or an industry-related equipment or material supplier.

Criteria for selection of the individual or company may include evidence of the following:

• Reduction of accidents/incidents

• Demonstration of leadership in safety

• Identification, evaluation & control of hazards

• Development of safety-conscious policies & procedures

• Active promotion of safety in the workplace

• Innovation & enthusiasm in marketing safety

• Collaborative & proactive work toward improving safety

• Placing a high personal value on safety

• Mentoring of others in safety

Nominations shall be made by submitting a detailed explanation for why the individual or company should be considered for the award. The explanation should focus on highlighting the criteria listed above. Submissions should include necessary supporting documents, a high-resolution electronic image of the nominee (if an individual), a high resolution company logo and any other relevant images.

Entries must be e-mailed to Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org by Friday, June 28. Click here for more information, nomination requirements and staff contact.

   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    

NRMCA’s Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards competition offers producers national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practices in their operations. The program salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance measures and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment. NRMCA member companies producing ready mixed concrete from a fixed plant location in the U.S., its territories or Canada are eligible to enter. Awards will be determined upon individual plant merits. Winning entrants will be honored at the Awards Luncheon at NRMCA‘s ConcreteWorks this October in Kissimmee, FL. Winners will also be featured in a 2019 edition of NRMCA’s Concrete InFocus magazine and Concrete Products magazine.

Entries and photos must be e-mailed to gmullings@nrmca.org by Friday, July 26. Click here for more information on and to download the entry form along with staff contact.

Reminder: Next Toxic Release Inventory Reporting Deadline is July 1
Does your facility need to report to the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Program? Have you run the calculations to determine if your facility does? Do you know what the requirements are and/or how to report if necessary? Now’s the time to obtain answers to all of these questions. Remember, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) TRI Program “tracks the management of more than 650 toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.“ Specifically, “U.S. facilities in certain industry sectors must report annually how much of each chemical is released to the environment and/or managed through recycling, energy recovery and treatment.” This information is then submitted annually to EPA and compiled in the TRI.

Facilities that handle toxic chemicals, including ready mixed concrete plants, are required to calculate the quantities that were handled and if any quantity is over an allowable threshold, that chemical and amount need to be reported under the program. Should a facility need to report, the reporting deadline is July 1, 2019.

Click here for more on the program, listed chemicals, potential for reporting and when/how to report. You may also contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org or Kevin Walgenbach at kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

   Terex Advance       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.

July 10 – 11, Dallas
NRMCA Promotion Committee Meeting
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

October 5 - 7, Kissimmee, FL
NRMCA's ConcreteWorks
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

November 11 – 15, Baltimore
Concrete Technologist Training and Certification “Short Course”
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

November 19 – 21, Orlando, FL
Environmental Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

December 10 – 13, Orlando, FL
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

2020

January 14 – 16, Des Moines, IA
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

March 7 - 9, Las Vegas, NV
NRMCA 2020 Annual Convention
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

March 10 - 14, Las Vegas, NV
CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152 

September 27 - 29, Aurora, CO
NRMCA's ConcreteWorks
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

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