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NRMCA represents the companies that place more than half of all the ready mixed concrete in the U.S. Leverage your company’s NRMCA membership to reach this important customer base through NRMCA’s M2M Benefits Program that helps you help ready mixed concrete producers find the goods and services they need.
The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub will hold its next public Webinar, Reducing the Environmental Impact of Concrete Through Performance-based Specifications, on Thursday, July 18, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. This Webinar will provide a general overview of performance-based specifications. A review of the state of prescription in a sampling of project specifications will be first discussed. An approach to implement performance-based specifications consistent with ACI Codes and Specifications will be outlined.
 
Concrete buildings, pavements and structures are silently absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It appears to such a degree that the built environment represents one of the world’s largest storehouses of carbon. Yet this information is currently excluded from global, national, and regional greenhouse gas accounting methods. This is the main message from peer-reviewed scientific studies summarized in a paper released recently by researchers at CalPortland Company. News of the paper's release was covered by Yahoo! Finance among other outlets, along with CalPortland itself.

“It is time to further examine the value of concrete in the built environment as a significant carbon sink,” said Allen Hamblen, CalPortland president/CEO. “To do so accurately, we must specifically look at the net effects of CO2 sequestration in concrete and evaluate all structures over their lifetime within a circular economy.”

Click here for the Yahoo! Finance news release and here for CalPortland's release on its website. For more information, contact William Larson at wlarson@calportland.com.
   WAM USA, Inc.       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    
Early bird registration is now open for NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2019, scheduled for October 3 - 7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL (metro Orlando). Register now to take advantage of the early bird pricing discount and save more than $100 off the regular registration fees. NRMCA has contracted a discounted room rate at the resort of $185/night plus taxes and a $22/night resort fee that covers several in-room amenities.

Click here to access NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks' registration and the resort's online reservations links, the exhibitor prospectus and more. For more information, please contact Senior Director of Meetings Jessica Walgenbach.
The Exhibitor Prospectus is now available for the upcoming NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2019, being held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center from October 3-7 in Kissimmee, FL (metro Orlando). The event will be co-located with the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Fall Board and Committee Meetings and the American Concrete Pumping Association’s (ACPA) 2019 Education Conference.
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.
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   Euclid Chemical Company       Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc.    
Workforce Development
NRMCA has responded to members’ request to move the Certified Concrete Sales Professional (CCSP) series-of-four workshops to a central U.S. location. As a result, each of the four classes will now be held in Dallas at the same hotel, just three miles from Love Field and 20 minutes from Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport. Additionally, a class fee discount is extended for those who register for all four classes and to companies that send three or more people to one class.
Thanks to member diligence, 188 Producer members have completed the truck mixer driver survey this year, now representing 33% of the estimated 75,000 mixer drivers calculated from NRMCA's Annual Fleet Benchmarking & Costs Survey.
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Late last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that employers with 100 or more employees will be required to report data on all their employees, detailed by pay, hours, race, sex and ethnicity. The information reporting deadline was May 31, 2019, for demographics and then September 30, 2019, for the detailed pay and hours data. The pay/hours data due in September is required to cover both 2017 and 2018. The EEOC anticipates that employers can start reporting this information starting July 15.
   BASF Construction Chemicals       Charah, Inc    
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.
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   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
Buildings
This Build With Strength activity report summarizes activity in state and local legislation for June 2019. Locations of interest are municipalities throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
 
Click here to access the advocacy report. For more information, contact John Loyer at jloyer@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

July 24, Webinar
Refreshing ENERGY STAR’s Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Focus Webinar
Email: Karen Butler, 202-343-9717

July 30, Boise, ID
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) Build for a Lifetime
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152
   Concrete Pump Supply       Hendrickson Auxillary Axle Systems    
 
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

October 22 – 25, Dallas
CCSP Module I: Introduction to Concrete Fundamentals—Concrete 101
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

December 17 – 19, Dallas
CCSP Module II: Understanding the Concrete Contractor’s Business
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152
 
   Basys Processing, Inc.       Shumaker Industries