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   WAM USA, Inc.       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    
Pavement

The NRMCA Pervious Concrete Promotion Subcommittee will hold a conference call on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 3 p.m. Eastern time. The call-in number is 866-670-0780 and the conference code is 9101734. All interested NRMCA members are invited to participate. The call will serve to focus the subcommittee’s promotion efforts and to identify specific needs. The Pervious Concrete Promotion Subcommittee is open to all NRMCA members and invited guests.

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

NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Luke McHugh recently presented Concrete Pavements for Parking Lots and highlighted NRMCA’s Design Assistance Program at the Illinois Concrete Focus Group Meeting in McCook, IL, sponsored by the Illinois Ready Mixed Concrete Association. The presentation focused on correctly using ACI 330 to design, construct and maintain concrete parking lot pavements, since most Illinois engineers currently use IDOT’s Bureau of Design and Environmental Manual, Chapter 54 Pavement Design which specifically states NOT to use it to design parking lot pavements. Over 60 owners, developers, engineers, contractors and NRMCA members attended the one day event.

For more information, contact Luke McHugh at 267-212-4700 or lmchugh@nrmca.org.

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   Euclid Chemical Company       Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc.    
Workforce Development

We are still short of last year’s participation rate for the annual driver survey. And so far, 56% of producers, the highest number in five years, report they walked away from business because they did not have a driver to deliver the order. In our very tight labor market, please allow NRMCA to share industry-specific data to support your decisions about your largest job segment: mixer drivers. We request that the appropriate person on your staff gather your driver employment data and fill out the anonymous survey. We will run your calculations – we just need your numbers. There are 30 questions; approximate estimate to fill out the form is only 12 minutes. Thanks in advance!

The survey closes this Friday, June 28. For more information, contact Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org.

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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.

This year’s NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship will take place on Saturday, October 5, during NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks being held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL. Don’t miss out, please submit your driver’s registration form and payment for entering into the championship now.

Click here to access the registration information and form. For more information, contact Gary Mullings or Jessica Walgenbach.

Products & Services

NRMCA’s National Mixer Driver Championship is a highlight of the year and it’s time for your company to be part of it! In conjunction with ConcreteWorks, held this year from October 5 - 7, the driver championship is one of the industry's best opportunities for ready mixed concrete producers to interact with companies that provide goods and services to the concrete industry. Sponsorships are limited so hurry and take advantage of the many sponsorship opportunities for this exciting event before they sell out. Choose from course challenges to swag for our drivers – there’s something for everyone’s budget.

Click here for the list of sponsorship opportunities. For more information, contact Jacques Jenkins at jjenkins@nrmca.org or at 240-485-1165.

   BASF Construction Chemicals       Charah, Inc    

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a free Webinar on Wednesday, July 24, at 2 p.m. Eastern time aimed at improving energy efficiencies across various aspects of a ready mixed concrete facility by managing energy data, maximizing fleet operations and increasing employee engagement through recognition. Hear how your peers from NRMCA Producer members CEMEX, CalPortland and Ozinga have accomplished this while being recognized for their efforts by EPA's ENERGY STAR program as industry leaders in energy and environmental sustainability. Learn from these companies how you can use resources and tools from ENERGY STAR to help manage and save energy to improve your facility's bottom line.

Click here for more information and to register. For more information, contact Gary Mullings or Kevin Walgenbach.

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   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
Buildings

As a leading Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program Operator for the concrete industry, NRMCA recently verified a system level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) program for Producer member CalPortland Company. NRMCA verified various mix designs from nine plants in the Washington state market. With this new EPD, CalPortland becomes the first ready mixed concrete producer to verify EPDs to the new Product Category Rule (PCR) and continues to be a leader when responding to sustainable design market criteria.

The EPD was developed based on a software tool developed by Athena Sustainable Materials Institute. Athena’s Ready Mixed Concrete EPD Calculator is a web-based tool for instant, custom environmental footprint data on ready mixed concrete products. The EPD Calculator generates results that can be used to complete EPDs. The software tool integrates LCA impacts with mix design criteria to generate EPDs when desired. The software and underlying life cycle data for each plant was reviewed by Sustainable Solutions Corporation, a verifier in NRMCA’s EPD program.

From this point forward, CalPortland can generate EPDs on-demand from each of its nine plants using the Athena tool. CalPortland EPD's public listing can be found here. CalPortland also has other verified EPDs for Oregon and California ready mixed concrete plants.

To date, the North American ready mixed concrete industry, including material suppliers, have 45 company-specific verified EPDs with a total of 18,415 mixes, by far the largest total of any building product category.

As part of the Build With Strength campaign, NRMCA promotes Strength Through Transparency for member and industry competitiveness in the green building marketplace and the trends toward product and company transparency.

For more information, contact James Bogdan at jbogdan@nrmca.org or 412-420-4138.

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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.

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

July 30, Boise, ID
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) Build for a Lifetime
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

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

October 22 – 24, Irving, TX
Ready Mixed Concrete Safety Course
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

   Concrete Pump Supply       Hendrickson Auxillary Axle Systems    

2020

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

January 21 – 24, Florence, KY
NRMCA Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

January 28 – 30, Orlando, FL
Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

February 25 – 28, Miami
NRMCA Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

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

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

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

   Basys Processing, Inc.       Shumaker Industries