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E-MAIL INTERRUPTION NOTICE: Over the July Fourth holiday weekend, NRMCA experienced an interruption of our inbound e-mail service (e-mails sent to us were not received). If you sent an e-mail to any member of NRMCA, the RMC Research & Education Foundation or Bureau staffs between Thursday, July 4 and Sunday, July 7, please resend your e-mail to ensure delivery while we continue to work to recover those missing e-mails.

If you have any questions, please contact Chief Operating Officer Nicole Maher at 240-485-1158 or nmaher@nrmca.org.

   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.

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This year’s NRMCA National Truck Mixer Driver Championship will take place on Saturday, October 5, during NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL. The registration form for drivers looking to participate in NRMCA’s National Mixer Driver Championship 2019 is now open. Don’t miss out, please submit your driver’s registration form and payment for entering into the championship.

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

Government Affairs

July Legislative Outlook - As August recess approaches, Congress will work through a flurry of appropriations and defense bills in order to get them heard before the fiscal year ends September 30. The House has passed a number of appropriations bills in the past weeks and will hurry to send more to the Senate. Once the Senate passes their version of these bills, the two chambers will appoint representatives to a conference committee and seek to unify the legislation. The most likely scenario is a failure to reach agreement and resort to Continuing Resolutions.

Tax Extenders Package - The Ways and Means Committee passed a tax package that will include extenders of popular business credits, including the energy credit, and may provide a vehicle for NRMCA’s resiliency credits. As passed out of committee, the legislation rolls back many of the provisions of the Trump tax cuts and is a non-starter for House Republicans. The House version currently has no Republican support and the Senate version of the legislation will likely be vastly different, again requiring significant work in conference.

Resilient Construction Tax Credits - NRMCA continues to work with a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives to reintroduce the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act. In addition, NRMCA has begun working with two Senate offices to get the bill introduced in the Senate. The legislation would provide a tax credit to home and business owners to rebuild after a natural disaster using resilient construction techniques and materials.

Lastly, Sen. Michael Bennet’s (D-CO) office reached out to NRMCA for input and assistance on the SHELTER Act, legislation to provide a tax credit for homeowners who undertake predisaster mitigation projects to secure against the effects of a natural disaster. NRMCA provided feedback and suggested legislative language. The bill was introduced, incorporating some of NRMCA’s input, before the July Fourth recess.

For more information, contact Andrew Tyrrell at atyrrell@nrmca.org.

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Is your company represented at this year’s National Truck Mixer Driver Championship? This year’s program brings an even more enhanced sponsorship program. With the continued growth of the championship program, the sponsorship opportunities for members and non-members have been expanded. NRMCA encourages you to circulate these opportunities within your company and to any outside vendors you deem appropriate. Enhanced sponsorship opportunities include entertainment and activities, driver spouse appreciation, tenting, DJ, beverage station, course challenges and many more.

Click here to review this year’s sponsorship program and access the fee schedule and form. For more information, contact Jacques Jenkins at jjenkins@nrmca.org or at 240-485-1165.

Registration for NRMCA’s Fall Safety Course from October 22 - 24 just outside Dallas in Irving, TX, is open; please note that this course will sell out very soon. The 2.5-day course teaches participants about OSHA safety compliance beginning 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 inspections and much more.

Click here for location details, registration options and staff contacts or contact Kevin Walgenbach for more information.

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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 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

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

   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

January 28 – 30, Dallas
CCSP Module III: Business for Profit: General Business Knowledge
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

March 17 – 19, Dallas
CCSP Module IV: Sales Fundamentals for Sales and Non-Sales Staff
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