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The early bird registration deadline for the Global Concrete Summit has been extended to Friday, October 30. This first-of-a-kind virtual conference and exhibition will bring practitioners, researchers and policy makers together to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge and tools to build the future of concrete construction. Experts from around the world will 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.

NRMCA is proud to host the Global Concrete Summit and is offering a 40% discount on registration fees so make sure to use Discount Code NRMCA40 at checkout. There are also Continuing Education Credits available; receive up to 16 AIA LU/HSW or 16 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) if you attend all the sessions.

For more information, contact Lionel Lemay at

   WAM USA, Inc.       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    
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Association & Industry News

Regrets about missing NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2020 Virtual Conference? Wishing you could turn back time and access all the education programs and general sessions? Wish Granted! For a very limited time, NRMCA has re-opened registration so that those who missed it can access the online recordings of General Sessions and education track programming available for viewing on your own schedule. In addition to viewing the recordings, you will also have the opportunity to visit the virtual booths of the exhibitors that participated in NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2020 to check their products, services and solutions, and connect via e-mail with a representative. Furthermore, you will be able to visit the Networking page, see who attended the conference and send messages to them as well.

Click here to register for post-event access. You will receive your login credentials within 36 hours AFTER you register. The recordings will then be available to you until 5 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, November 7. For more information, contact NRMCA's meetings department at

   Master Builder Solutions US LLC       GCP Applied Technologies    
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With last week’s successful completion of the Ready Mixed Concrete Safety Course, please consider NRMCA’s two remaining training opportunities in 2020.

Environmental Professional Certification will be offered virtually November 16-19. The exam will be on November 20. Though not face-to-face, the curriculum will still provide “hands-on” exercises as well as traditional content about the rules and regulations required for environmental compliance. Candidates for this class are 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.

Plant Manager Certification Course will be offered virtually December 11-18. In a new experiment, the class will be pre-recorded; a live session will be held on December 11 to kick it off. Between December 12-16, attendees can access the lectures on their own time. This extends the typical class time from three days to five. Questions will be entertained on December 17, with the two required online exams delivered at set times (11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Eastern time) on Friday, December 18.

The course content has become the industry knowledge standard for plant managers and operators. Content ties knowledge to application in product knowledge management, plant safety, environmental regulations, plant operations and ready mixed concrete industry business principles. This is the certification class required for Army Corps of Engineers' projects. Click here to register.

For more information, contact Jessica Walgenbach at or 703-706-4852.

   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
   Concrete Pump Supply       Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems    
Business Advancement

To continue its fine work, the Workforce Development Committee seeks volunteers for its three task groups. They typically meet for an hour every couple of weeks. Which one is for you?

Partnerships focuses on developing external collaborators and business partnerships that support recruitment and retention. It will look at various avenues, including trade association and groups to support diversity hiring efforts, CDL and heavy equipment training, and tapping into recruiting military, veterans and prisoners in transition as front-line labor. Additionally, Partnerships supports NRMCA’s Government Affairs legislative and executive work as well as SEO’s regulatory work as it relates to workforce issues. Within their committee silos, they focus on industry-specific requirements as well as cross-industry, pro-business coalitions. This is a new opportunity to expand outreach to typically HR-related federal challenges.

Practices focuses on proven best HR practices and methods, including execution of day-to-day activities as they fit into the RMC industry. Critical goals include watching for HR trends as well as mitigating risk and expense. They are also a terrific best HR practices resource and network opportunity for HR professionals new to the industry. Right now, Practices is focusing on separation policies and practices.

Strategies provides the framework for key initiatives that work in our businesses. While the big umbrella encompasses recruitment and retention, at a more granular level it plays an advisory role toward NRMCA leadership development and training programs, and the annual mixer driver survey. Right now it's looking at tools for frontline supervisors that support increased employee engagement and retention at the plant/operations level.

What’s in it for you? Typically, members gain a competitive advantage as informed members within our industry. You hear about important industry trends, new legislative rulings and advances in technology. Additionally, your dedication can produce networking opportunities, professional development and personal satisfaction.

For more information, contact Eileen Dickson at

   Climate Earth       Penetron USA    

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


*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
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

   Kryton International       BCMI Corp.