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NRMCA asks your company to fill out the annual Mixer Driver Recruitment & Retention Survey. With the largest participation rate of all NRMCA surveys, results represent approximately 30% of the driver pool. To keep such robust statistical reporting we need your input. If you are not an NRMCA Producer member, please forward the survey link to your clients. Please note the following:

  • Responses are confidential and anonymous;
  • The survey is open from May 1 to June 30;
  • If your company works in multiple regions, please fill out one survey per region. Hiring is local; we want to give you geographic-centric results;
  • The report will be released this fall; and
  • On the survey site, you will be able to download a PDF of the questions if you would like to prep beforehand.

Click here to access the survey. For more information, contact Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org.

For its 30th anniversary, the RMC Research & Education Foundation has celebrated the milestone by releasing a new video. It is available from the Foundation’s YouTube channel, among other resources available there.

Click here to view the video and here for the Foundation’s YouTube page which contains links to this video and others. Additional resources are also available from the Foundation’s webpage or contact Foundation Executive Director Julie Garbini or Senior Director Jennifer LeFevre for more information.

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The two month nomination window for the 2021 NRMCA Developing Industry Leaders class firmly closed last Friday, April 30. The announcement of this year’s participants will follow in about two weeks.

NRMCA’s Developing Industry Leader (DIL) program offers a limited number of company-nominated middle managers the unique opportunity to network with peers and senior leaders from across the country while also learning about issues and solutions facing the ready mixed concrete industry. This is a career-long experience; it is not bound by age or geography or time. Once the initial year’s program is complete, DIL are invited to a number of alumni networking opportunities throughout their careers in the industry.

For further information, please e-mail Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org.

The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in February 2021 is 21.0 million cubic yards, 10.5% lower than that in February 2020. The estimated production in the U.S. through February is 45.6 million cubic yards, approximately 6.2% lower than that during the same period in 2020.

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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Buildings

The Pennsylvania Aggregate & Concrete Association (PACA) recently hosted a site tour of a 5-story ICF apartment building being developed by Byler Holdings of South Central PA. PACA President Peter Vlahos and Director of Concrete Promotion & Certifications Ken Crank joined NRMCA Senior Director, Building Innovations, Doug O’Neill and the Byler Holdings team to discuss how and why this project was converted from stick frame to concrete. A site tour (show here) was then conducted showcasing the actual construction and a meet and greet with ICF Contractor Streamline Construction.

This developer not only chose concrete for this conversion, but also selected concrete pavement at a newly-built Fairfield Inn within this development, titled North Cornwall Commons. It also announced that another 5-story apartment building will be built adjacent to the current site that will be ICF as well. The opportunity for more ICF construction within this development is strong, especially with the continued rise of wood framing costs, O'Neill reported.

PACA and Build With Strength PA helped fund the production of a video titled Building Smarter & Better - North Cornwall Commons that highlighted the day’s events.

For more information, contact Doug O’Neill at doneill@nrmca.org or Ken Crank at ken@pacaweb.org.

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Products & Services

NRMCA’s National Mixer Driver Championship, which will be the highlight of 2021, returns on Saturday, October 2, and your company can be part of it! NRMCA is pleased to offer a range of sponsorship opportunities to meet every budget; join in supporting the industry’s best drivers and the only national trade association representing the ready mixed concrete industry by participating in the championship taking place in Kissimmee, FL, in conjunction with ConcreteWorks. Your company will be recognized in the event program, on-site banners and signs and with personal recognition from NRMCA leadership live at the event. Opportunities are limited so act now.

Click here and go to pages 8 and 9 to find the sponsorship options. Sponsorships are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Jacques Jenkins at 703-706-4865 or e-mail at jjenkins@nrmca.org.

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Get ready for the National Mixer Driver Appreciation Week taking place August 2-6. To help celebrate our industry’s drivers, please visit the Appreciation Week store. It includes polos, t-shirts, hats, beverage tumblers, first-aid kits, safety glasses, masks and portable power banks. The store will remain open through Tuesday, June 15. Orders will then be shipped by July 15 and arrive by August 1, just in time for Appreciation Week.

Click here to access the store via NRMCA's Appreciation Week webpage. For more information, contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org or Kevin Walgenbach at kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

NRMCA’s Think First monthly safety initiatives feature different industry-specific safety items relevant to seasons, current topics and/or industry concerns. The initiatives are meant to be shared, used as a training tool, printed, posted and/or distributed; all of which are encouraged. The May 2021 entry seen here is titled Railroad Crossings.

Click here to view this month’s and all previous issues. For more information, contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org or Kevin Walgenbach at kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

 

 

 

 

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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.

May 10 – 17, Online Course
NRMCA Safety Course
Email: Kevin Walgenbach, 703-706-4857

May 14 – 24, Online Course *Sold Out
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835

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June 2, Webinar Series
Concrete Innovation
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-922-7995

June 3 - 17, Online Course
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835

June 15 – 17, Smyrna, TN
CCSP Module II, Customer Business Knowledge
Sponsored by Tennessee Concrete Association
Email: Darla Sparkman, 615-360-7393

August 3 - 5, Smyrna, TN
CCSP Module III, General Business Knowledge
Sponsored by Tennessee Concrete Association
Email: Darla Sparkman, 615-360-7393

November 9 – 11, Dallas
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835

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