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NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2021 early bird registration is now open! Be among the first 250 members to register for the full conference and receive a “cool gift” as a bonus; gifts will be given to recipients upon registration check-in at the conference. This special offer includes those members who have already registered for the full conference.

NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks brings together industry personnel from all over the country. You’ll have a chance to explore the latest and greatest industry products and services in the exhibition hall, join in on the National Mixer Driver Championship activities and, of course, have tons of fun reconnecting with those we’ve missed over the past year and a half. The event takes place September 30 – October 4 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL (metro Orlando). Early bird registration ends Wednesday, August 25; register early to save money and claim your gift.

For more information, please contact Senior Director of Meetings Jessica Walgenbach at jwalgenbach@nrmca.org. Click here to access registration, hotel reservation information, the exhibitor prospectus and more.

Being an NRMCA Producer or Associate member has many benefits, including a Member to Member (M2M) Program which is designed to bring value to all NRMCA members. NRMCA Producer members are receiving discounts on insurance rates, rebate checks for mixer trucks, savings on office supplies and access to financial consulting, all through the M2M program. NRMCA works with its Associate members to help promote their member-only discounts, rebates and services to bring more revenue to their companies. Visit the updated M2M webpage for more information.

Neither membership in NRMCA nor participation in the M2M 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 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.

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NRMCA is still looking for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. While serving on the Board requires both commitment and energy, it is a rewarding opportunity to give back to the industry. The Nominating Committee encourages nominations from diverse backgrounds to ensure the Board is reflective of the Association’s membership. The basic requirements, in addition to their willingness to be active and engaged participants, stipulate that candidates must be committed to promoting NRMCA programs and working in the best interest of its membership and the industry as a whole while operating in accordance with NRMCA’s Strategic Plan and Vision 2030 objectives. The Board provides strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and governance of the organization’s operations. Employees of NRMCA Producer members in good standing are eligible to serve.

Click here to review the NRMCA Board Job Description. To nominate a candidate, please complete and submit this form to Heather Houck at hhouck@nrmca.org. Self-nominations are accepted. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 23.

The survey collection period closes in 10 days. To date, response rate is down 40%; the data currently represents just 15% of the mixer driver pool when it is normally 30%. While down all over the country, states that are way under represented are Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada; representing almost 15% of U.S. concrete production, their collective response is a meager 6%. Please ask the appropriate person on your staff if he/she completed the survey and allow NRMCA to give you meaningful driver data for your workforce planning.

Click here to participate; the deadline for submittal is Friday, July 2. For more information, contact Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org.

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Pavement

Jonathan Pease, CEO and founder of Rock Solid Stabilization & Reclamation and NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Don Clem, PE recently presented a webinar titled Full Depth Reclamation with Cement Using a Ready Mixed Concrete Truck for the Illinois Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA). This was the 10th of 12 webinars on pavement-related topics sponsored by IRMCA, Clem said. More than 60 engineers, contractors, developers and ready mixed concrete producers attended. The engineers in attendance represented over 30 different engineering firms from Illinois, including more than 25 engineers from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Webinars are being recorded and are scheduled every 1-2 weeks through July. For more information and a list of future webinars, visit IRMCA.org or contact Don Clem at dclem@nrmca.org.

Buildings

Build With Strength has scheduled a webinar titled The Business Case for Building Multi-Family with Concrete for Wednesday, June 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. Mountain time. This presentation provides insight on the economic benefits of building multifamily residential structures with concrete using Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). Cost comparisons are presented to demonstrate how building with ICFs can increase return on
investment from a first-cost perspective and long-term income strategy. Presenters are Chris Dagosta, senior director, building innovations, NRMCA and Ryan Bedford, president, Bedford Developments.

Click here to register and here to learn more about Build With Strength's educational opportunities. For more information, contact Chris Dagosta at cdagosta@nrmca.org.

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NRMCA’s Annual Safety Award acknowledges the significant contribution that safety work practices gives to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry as a whole. The NRMCA Annual Safety Award is presented to an individual or company whose actions represent the very highest in the advancement of safety in the ready mixed concrete industry. The award program is generously sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau (TMMB). The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, June 25.

The award may be presented to an individual whose single action or longtime commitment to safety and health in the ready mixed concrete industry exemplifies superior performance in the field of safety. Examples of the award winner could be a ready mixed concrete truck driver whose actions were lifesaving. Other examples could include plant managers, safety managers and company officials who have outstanding longtime dedication to safety and health in the ready mixed concrete industry. Other examples would be an individual’s involvement in community safety activities. This award may also recognize a corporation, coalition or organization that was unrelenting in its pursuit of safety for the industry. Nominees may have created and implemented a life-saving and or injury-preventing safety solution. Examples of the award winner could be a ready mixed concrete producer company, a ready mixed concrete state association or an industry related equipment or material supplier.

Criteria for selection of the individual or company may include evidence of the following:

  • Reduction of accidents/incidents;
  • Demonstration of leadership in safety;
  • Identification, evaluation and control of hazards;
  • Development of safety-conscious policies and procedures;
  • Active promotion of safety in the workplace;
  • Innovation and enthusiasm in marketing safety;
  • Collaborative and proactive work toward improving safety;
  • Placing a high personal value on safety; and
  • Mentoring of others in safety.

Nominations shall be made by submitting a detailed explanation for why the individual or company should be considered for the award. The explanation should focus on highlighting the criteria listed above. Submissions should include necessary supporting documents, a high-resolution electronic image of the nominee (if an individual) or a high resolution company logo and any other relevant images.

Entries must be e-mailed to gmullings@nrmca.org by Friday, June 25. Click here for more information on the award and the specific requirements for the nominating process. For more information, contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org.

Does your facility need to report to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program? Have you run the calculations to determine if your facility does? Do you know what the requirements are and/or how to report if necessary? Now’s the time to obtain answers to all these questions. Remember, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) TRI Program “tracks the management of more than 650 toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.“ Specifically, “U.S. facilities in certain industry sectors must report annually how much of each chemical is released to the environment and/or managed through recycling, energy recovery and treatment.” This information is then submitted annually to EPA and compiled in the TRI.

Facilities that handle toxic chemicals, including ready mixed concrete plants, are required to calculate the quantities that were handled and, if any quantity is over an allowable threshold, that chemical and amount need to be reported under the program. The reporting deadline is Thursday, July 1.

Click here for more information, including listed chemicals, potential for reporting and when/how to report. You may also contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org or Kevin Walgenbach at kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

NRMCA’s Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards competition offers Producer members national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practice in their operations. The program salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance measures and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment. NRMCA member companies producing ready mixed concrete from a fixed plant location in the U.S., its territories or Canada are eligible to enter.

Awards will be determined upon individual plant merits. Winning entrants will be honored at the Awards Luncheon at NRMCA‘s ConcreteWorks this October in Orlando, FL. Winners will also be featured in the Winter 2021 edition of NRMCA’s Concrete InFocus magazine as well as Concrete Products magazine.

Entries and photos must be e-mailed to gmullings@nrmca.org by Friday, July 23. Click here for more  information and to download the entry form. You may also contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org.

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NRMCA is still accepting applications for the Excellence in Quality Award contest. A company must be an NRMCA Producer member in good standing to participate. Companies can enter as a company or a division. Applicants are asked to respond to a multiple-choice type application form that generates their scores; companies or divisions that achieve a score of 75% or greater will be recognized at NRMCA's ConcreteWorks, scheduled from September 30 - October 4 in Kissimmee, FL (metro Orlando). The deadline for receiving completed award applications is Wednesday, June 30.

There are several advantages to participating in this award program:

  1. It provides recognition to companies that maintain high-quality standards.
  2. Companies that do not get an award will be provided with suggested areas for improvement.
  3. The award criteria can serve as an excellent quality improvement tool for companies.
  4. Companies have used the award criteria for conducting internal quality audits.
  5. Companies that apply will be provided with industry average quality benchmark data.

The quality award requirements have been tightened this year and attachments will be evaluated more critically. Click here to access the quality award webpage and the Excel file. Before starting the survey, please download the file to your computer and save it using a different file name (company/division name). Then e-mail the completed file and required attachments to Karen Bean at kbean@nrmca.org.

For more information, contact Vice President, Technical Services, Karthik Obla at kobla@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.

Thursday, June 24, Free Online Webinar
Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM) in Transportation Projects
Sponsored by 2021 Pave Ahead© Concrete Pavement Webinar Series
Email: Brian Killingsworth, 210-508-4923

Wednesday, June 30, Free Online Webinar
The Business Case For Building Multi-Family With Concrete
Sponsored by Build With Strength & Arizona Rock Products Association
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-922-7995

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

   GCP Applied Technologies       Penetron USA    

September 29 - October 3, Kissimmee, FL
NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2021
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

October 18 - 20, Orlando, FL
Ready Mixed Concrete Safety Course
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835

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

November 30 - December 2, Orlando, FL
NRMCA Environmental Certification Course
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835 

December 7 - 10, Orlando, FL
Plant Manager Certification Course Florida
Co-located with Florida Concrete & Products Association
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835

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