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   WAM USA, Inc.       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    
Buildings
Registration is now open for Learning Session 2 of Concrete Innovations, sponsored by NRMCA, Build With Strength and Pave Ahead:

Concrete Innovations Learning Session 2 - Wednesday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Drive Towards Zero Carbon Concrete

NRMCA has launched a course titled Life Cycle Assessment of Concrete Structures for Hanley Wood University. When looking at the environmental impacts of a building, it is important to assess every stage of the environmental life cycle, from material extraction and product manufacturing to building operations and maintenance through to end-of-life. Concrete offers many environmental attributes that help reduce the overall environmental life cycle impacts of a building. This session explores how life cycle assessment can be used to measure and lower the environmental impacts of buildings.

Click here to view the course. For more information, contact Katie Poss at KPoss@nrmca.org or 615-979-7264.

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Association & Industry News
NRMCA is 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. NRMCA represents a broad range of ready mixed concrete companies across the United States and our success is a direct result of the skills and expertise of our professional staff working in conjunction with our Board of Directors. Nominees must be committed to promoting NRMCA programs and working in the best interest of its membership and the industry at large. The Board provides strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and governance of the organization’s operations.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Troops 1477 and 1952 recently produced A Musical Take Action Video  on low carbon concrete in an effort to publicize concern over the effects of climate change. The 3 minute, 43 second video was shown at a recent ACI conference and was produced with help from NRMCA Executive Vice President, Structures and Sustainability, Lionel Lemay.

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The 2022 Fleet Benchmarking Survey is filled out by industry fleet managers and/or financial managers early each year, based on data gathered from the previous calendar year’s performance. This year’s form includes new questions on mixer drum composition, idle time and types of fuel being used. The survey is used to establish industry benchmarking norms and procedures; information gathered is published in a full report in Concrete InFocus magazine each autumn. A shorter Executive Summary of the survey is also made available to all.

The deadline to e-mail entries to fleetbenchmark@nrmca.org is this Friday, April 22. Click here for more information and to download the  entry form. The staff contact is Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org.

NRMCA is 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. NRMCA represents a broad range of ready mixed concrete companies across the United States and our success is a direct result of the skills and expertise of our professional staff working in conjunction with our Board of Directors. Nominees must be committed to promoting NRMCA programs and working in the best interest of its membership and the industry at large. The Board provides strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and governance of the organization’s operations.

NRMCA’s Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards competition offers producers 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 Ceremony at NRMCA‘s ConcreteWorks this October in Aurora, CO. Winners will also be featured in a 2022 edition of NRMCA’s Concrete InFocus magazine and Concrete Products magazine.

Entries and photos must be e-mailed to gmullings@nrmca.org by Friday, July 22. Click here for more information and to download the entry form. The staff contacts are Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org and Kevin Walgenbach, kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
Workforce Development

The May Plant Manager Certification class in Milwaukee is now sold out; the remaining class, to be held December 13 - 16 in Kansas City, MO, is now open for registration.

The class is required for all Army Corps of Engineer jobs and is considered the industry gold standard of training for ready mixed concrete plant managers. The four-day course is industry-specific and concentrates on issues that challenge plant managers all across the country. The intense learning course includes the latest on product knowledge and technical standards, safety culture and OSHA-based regulations, operational and maintenance skills, current environmental issues and regulations from EPA as well as labor law issues and the challenges of supervision and training of industry personnel.

Click here for more information and to register. The staff contact is Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org.

   Penetron USA    

Our industry’s rising stars closed a very busy year with a recent event at the Middle Tennessee State University School of Concrete and Construction Management in Murfreesboro. Not only did they network, but they also heard cutting edge lectures from graduate school faculty and toured the school’s new $40 million building slated to open in September.

The 2022-2023 Developing Industry applications are due Friday, April 29. Click here to learn more and download the application.

Pavement

NRMCA  Pave Ahead engineer Amanda Hult recently presented on concrete overlays as part of the Day of Concrete at Florida Atlantic University that was hosted by Florida Concrete & Products Association. Designers, students, faculty and industry partners (seen here) participated in a day of presentations on concrete designs, products and other related topics. Ms. Hult provided the attendees with the basic design information on bonded and unbonded concrete overlays.

“While no one in the room raised their hands that they had heard of concrete overlays, they are not a new concept," Hult said. "As an industry, we are working to educate owners, developers and contractors that there is a sustainable option for rehabilitating existing pavements and that is with concrete overlays.”

For more information, contact Amanda Hult at ahult@nrmca.org.

   Kryton International       BCMI Corp.    
Calendar

Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

April 19 - 21, Smyrna, TN
CCSP Module IV (Professional Sales Skills)
Co-located with Tennessee Concrete Association
Email: Darla Sparkman, 615-360-6670

April 19 - 21, Online Course *Sold Out
NRMCA Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

April 26, Free Online Webinar
Social Media Task Force: When and How to Use Instagram
Email: Heather Houck, 703-706-4853

May 3 - 6, Milwaukee *Sold Out
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

May 10, Free Online Webinar
Social Media Task Force: When and How to Use Twitter
Email: Heather Houck, 703-706-4853

May 24, Free Online Webinar
Social Media Task Force: When and How to Use Tik Tok
Email: Heather Houck, 703-706-4853

May 24 - 26, Middleton, MA
Concrete Durability Course
Co-located with Holcim Northeast
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

September 29 - October 3, Aurora, CO
NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2022 *Exhibition, registration and driver championship information will be available later this spring.
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

November 8 - 10, Louisville, KY
The Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

November 15 - 17, Phoenix
Dispatcher Training Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

December 13 - 16, Kansas City, MO
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

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