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Early bird registration for the first ever Global Concrete Summit ends this Friday, October 23. When you sign up now, you’ll get the early bird registration fee - $100 off the normal price. And for even more savings, make sure you use the NRMCA discount code NRMCA40 for an additional 40% off the cost of registration.

The Global Concrete Summit will bring experts from around the world together to present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development. Topics include innovation, resilience, life cycle assessment, low impact development, social responsibility, human health and more.

For more information, contact Lionel Lemay at LLemay@nrmca.org.

Join NRMCA and Grey Matters for the first ever Global Concrete Summit. This virtual conference and expo, attended by top professionals from around the world, promises to provide outstanding opportunities to promote your products and services. By becoming a sponsor, you will enhance your visibility and demonstrate your dedication to concrete innovations and sustainability.

The Global Concrete Summit is designed to bring practitioners, researchers and policy makers together to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge and tools to build the future of concrete construction. The conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest innovations, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete design, construction and manufacturing. Reserve your sponsorship today to ensure your organization’s participation in the first ever Global Concrete Summit.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities or contact Jacques Jenkins at jjenkins@nrmca.org or 703-706-4865.

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Government Affairs

Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives recently pulled asbestos legislation from the floor after last minute changes resulted in swift opposition from NSSGA, PCA and NRMCA. H.R. 1603, the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act which the Energy and Commerce Committee reported out on a bipartisan 47-1 vote, was scheduled to be heard under an expedited procedure used for non-controversial legislation known as “suspension of the rules”. However, before it hit the floor language was added to the bill to expand the definition of asbestos beyond the intent of the legislation. The new definition would add unnecessary delays and expenses to the production of aggregate and other raw materials.

Quick action from NSSGA, supported by NRMCA and PCA’s government affairs teams, resulted in the legislation being pulled from the calendar for lack of consensus support. NRMCA is working with NSSGA, PCA, the Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and others to monitor and oppose legislation that unnecessarily adds to the cost and time for production and delivery of critical raw materials used to make ready mixed concrete.

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

   Euclid Chemical Company       Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc.    

Nominations to fill the seats of eight expiring terms for the RMC Research & Education Foundation’s Board of Trustees are now being accepted. The Board will hold an election to fill expiring terms at its next meeting on Wednesday, December 9. Nominations must be received by Friday, November 6.

To nominate an individual for the Board, please contact Foundation Executive Director Julie Garbini at jgarbini@rmc-foundation.org or 703-706-4850. Please click here to view the Board of Trustees Position Description and visit www.rmc-foundation.org for more information about the work of the Foundation.

The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in July 2020 is 36.2 million cubic yards, 2% lower than that in July 2019. The estimated production in the U.S. for 2020 through July is 212 million cubic yards, 2% higher than that during the same period in 2019.

Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from cement shipments reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. More detail is available here for NRMCA members under Production Statistics.

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Lionel Lemay of NRMCA will discuss Concrete Innovations: The Future of the Concrete Industry at Intercem Americas online conference on Wednesday, October 28, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Concrete is the material of choice for the tallest buildings in the world and infrastructure designed to last centuries. To meet demands for these cutting-edge projects, concrete must be stronger, more durable and more workable than ever before. This presentation explores how new products, manufacturing methods and research are developing innovative concretes to meet these new challenges. Bendable concrete, smog eating concrete and carbon capture are just a few examples of new technologies enhancing a product that is nearly 5,000 years in development.

Click here to register for the webinar. For more information, contact Lionel Lemay at LLemay@nrmca.org.

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Registration is still open for this year’s online Environmental Certification Course taking place November 16 - 20. Attendees will be educated on industry-specific environmental issues that affect ready mixed concrete production, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, Discharge Permits, Stormwater Management, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Solids Management, Hazardous Materials, Dust Control, Recycling, Spill Prevention Plans, Air Quality Management, Noise Management, Environmental Auditing and much more. Those who should attend include plant managers, environmental managers, compliance managers, executives or anyone with fiscal and/or environmental responsibilities that should know the details concerning your company’s responsibilities when it comes to EPA regulations, the Clean Water Act, Discharge Permits, Stormwater Management, and numerous other critical environmental matters.

Click here to register. For more information, contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org or Kevin Walgenbach at kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

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NRMCA's Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Award, now in its 25th year and sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau (TMMB), acknowledges the significant contribution of ready mixed concrete truck drivers to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry. As a salute to these key members of the concrete production and delivery team, the award recognizes the driver’s career achievement, safety, professionalism, competence and customer service skills in a manner that will enhance the industry and public image of the career of Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional.

The 2021 Ready Mixed Concrete Truck Driver of the Year Award winner will be honored at an awards presentation ceremony at NRMCA’s Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX, in March 2021. Applications must be e-mailed to DOY@nrmca.org by Thursday, December 31.

Click here to download the nomination form and for more information, including staff contact.

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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.

November 2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 13, Online Course
Short Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

November 16 – 20, Online Course
Environmental Course for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

November 16 – 17, Online Course
Improving Concrete Quality Course Online
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

November 30 - December 10, Online Conference and Expo
Global Concrete Summit
Sponsored by NRMCA & Grey Matters | Use coupon code NRMCA40 when you register for a 40% discount.
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-922-7995

December 11 – 18, Online Course
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

December 14 – 18, Online Course
CCSP Module II: Understand the Concrete Contractor’s Business Model
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

   Climate Earth       Penetron USA    

2021
January 12 - 14, San Antonio, TX
Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4852

January 26 – 29, Charlotte, NC
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

February 10 – 12, Dallas
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

March 23 – 26, Boston
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

   Kryton International       BCMI Corp.