NRMCA e-news
   WAM USA, Inc.       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    
Association & Industry News

NRMCA is pleased to announce that two NRMCA Associate Members, the National Credit Card Processing Group and G-6 Hospitality, have both introduced Member to Member discount programs exclusive for NRMCA Producer members. The National Credit Card Processing Group, which focuses specifically on credit card acceptance for the ready mixed concrete industry, is offering low rates and great customer service to NRMCA members. It has a state-of-the-art payment gateway, mobile payments, fraud protection and more. The G-6 Hospitality (Motel 6) is offering NRMCA members discounts at any of its 1,300 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Offering clean, comfortable rooms with great service for a low price. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the NRMCA discount for business or personal travel. NRMCA is pleased to be working with the National Credit Card Processing Group and G-6 Hospitality to add to the many benefits of belonging to NRMCA.

Neither membership in NRMCA nor participation in the M2M Benefits Program can in any way be construed as an endorsement, explicit or implicit, of any company, product or service by the Association. NRMCA accepts no responsibility in any dispute between supplier and customer. The M2M Benefits Program is intended solely as an informational service. Participating companies are responsible for insuring all M2M Benefit information is correct and up to date.

For more information, contact Jacques Jenkins at jjenkins@nrmca.org.

Admixtures On The Go!
Fritz-Pak Corporation
Quality control doesn't end at the plant. When you need to make corrections on the road or at the job, you want something that is fast, reliable, and easy to use. With Fritz-Pak Concrete Admixtures, you can make simple adjustments to air entrainment, slump, and set time. Our patented water-soluble bags are designed to make it easy for anyone to adjust the mix. Stop losing loads and start making better concrete today!
Visit Our Website
Advertisement
   Euclid Chemical Company       Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc.    
Pavement

NRMCA Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Phil Kresge recently participated in the Large Volume Concrete in the Carolinas seminar in Charleston, SC, co-hosted by the Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) and the American Concrete Institute's (ACI) Carolinas Chapter. Kresge’s presentation, Designing Concrete Parking Lots with ACI 330, kicked off the event and was well received. As part of the presentation, Kresge highlighted the PaveAhead website and the Design Assistance Program (DAP) for pavement. Wilson Taylor, Jr., vice president of NRMCA Producer member Van-Smith Concrete Company, spoke of the success his company has had with DAP and encouraged attendees to take advantage of the free service.

Other topics in the seminar included Trouble Shooting Concrete Failures, Concrete Maturity Testing, Mass Concrete Thermal Control Plans and Practices and A Producer’s Perspective on Mass Concrete and Performance Based Concrete Specifications. The event was organized by CRMCA’s Director of Business Development and Education Jessica Palmer along with Taylor who is currently serving as president of the ACI chapter. Approximately 35 engineers, specifiers and contractors were in attendance.

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

Buildings

This Build With Strength activity report summarizes activity in state and local legislation for July 2019. Locations of interest are municipalities throughout New Jersey and Massachusetts along with the cities of Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

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

   BASF Construction Chemicals       Charah, Inc    
SEO

Fact: people quit because they have serious issues with their immediate supervisor. In an environment where our industry cannot lose one more mixer driver, it is critical that plant, operations, dispatch, fleet and driver managers, and supervisors understand the scope and tasks they are expected to execute. To stress the importance even more, according to the U.S. Department of Labor the most common business lawsuit filed is by employees against their employers - and the employees cite their direct supervisors as the cause. Therefore, the class content includes industry-specific, hands-on exercises to develop solid procedures to increase efficiency and profitability by using better business processes and communication methods with front line employees.

This class is held just once a year. Dates are January 14-16 in Des Moines.

Click here for more information, registration options and staff contact.

Award-Winning McNeilus FLEX Controls™
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc.
FLEX Controls™ are the new nerve center that meets the demands of your job today and seamlessly upgrades for the demands of tomorrow. Recently acknowledged with two awards; “Top 100 Product” and “Most Innovative Product,” the industry has spoken. Whether it’s simple reliability or complex precision, our flexible system lets you add or take away functionality to meet your needs so you can focus on getting the job done right.
Find out more about FLEX Controls
Advertisement
   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
Workforce Development

If you are a NRMCA Developing Industry Leaders (DIL) alumnus or almumna, there is an opportunity for you to mentor one of this year’s six groups. Each cohort will work on a project over the winter months; projects tie directly back to one of NRMCA’s committees. DILs will report their results to their assigned committee at the annual convention in March 2020 in Las Vegas.

While each group of five people works with the NRMCA staff person responsible for a specific committee, the DILs would gain additional perspective tapping into alumni’s experience. The committees with DIL groups this year are:

  • Government Affairs
  • Promotion - Build with Strength
  • Promotion – Sustainability
  • Safety Environment and Operations (SEO)
  • Research Engineering & Standards (RES)
  • Workforce Development

If you would like to volunteer to work with a specific group, please e-mail your committee choice to Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org before October 15.

   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.

October 3 – 7, Kissimmee, FL
NRMCA's ConcreteWorks 2019
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

October 22 – 24, Irving, TX *Sold Out
Ready Mixed Concrete Safety Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

October 22 – 25, Dallas *Sold Out
CCSP Module I: Introduction to Concrete Fundamentals—Concrete 101
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

October 24, Gambrills, MD
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) Installation Training Course
Email: Mindy Green, MRMCA, 301-694-4899

November 6 – 7, Springfield, MA
Regional ConcreteWorks Northeast
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 240-485-1152

November 7, Antioch, TN
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) Contractor Training Course
Email: Alan Sparkman, TCA, 615-360-7393

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

November 20, Little Rock, AR
Improving Concrete Quality 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 Auxiliary Axle Systems    

2020

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

January 21 – 24, Cincinnati
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