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   WAM USA, Inc.       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    
Buildings

Learn how the concrete industry is improving manufacturing practices through the Concrete Sustainability Council’s responsible sourcing certification program during Session 4 of Concrete Innovations to be held on Wednesday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time.

• Master X-Seed Admixtures: The Solution for Carbon Reduction in Concrete - Product Spotlight sponsored by Master Builders Solutions, presented by Tyler Grissom, product manager – Admixture Systems North America, Master Builders Solutions

• Responsible Sourcing and the Concrete Sustainability Council - Presented by Katie Poss, NRMCA director of sustainability initiatives, Matthew Lemay, NRMCA manager, codes and sustainability programs, and Lori Tiefenthaler, senior director of marketing, Lehigh Hanson

• Initiatives and Technologies to Expand the Supply of Fly Ash - Presented by Rafic Minkara, PhD, chairman, Technical Committee, American Coal Ash Association

Register here for the above session. There are sessions scheduled each month throughout 2022; visit www.concreteinnovations.com for upcoming sessions. For more information, contact Lionel Lemay at llemay@nrmca.org or 847-922-7995.

Association & Industry News

You’ve got the products and services our conference attendees want. Meet your customers in one place at one time at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2022 being held this fall just outside Denver. Reserve your spot by July 1 to be included in the first round of booth assignments.

The Exhibitor Prospectus for this year’s event is available online. The application process utilizes a priority point formula for the assignment of exhibit space. Applications and payment received prior to July 1 will be part of the priority assignment process. Past exhibitors at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks will be assigned first by priority number and new exhibitors will then be assigned in the order in which they were received. Applications received on or after July 1 will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by exhibition management.

Exhibit space costs can be found on the event website. Reserve your space in the expo hall by completing the Exhibitor Application and returning it to NRMCA along with the required payment.

NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2022 will take place in person September 29 - October 3 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, CO and will be co-located with the Portland Cement Association's (PCA) fall committee meetings taking place September 29 - 30.

For more information, please contact Senior Director of Meetings Jessica Walgenbach at jwalgenbach@nrmca.org. The Exhibitor Prospectus, registration and hotel information can be found at the main ConcreteWorks' website.

NRMCA’s growing Member2Member (M2M) Benefit program continues to provide better services and more value to all members and now has added another Associate member to its expanding list of providers. AlignMark has been helping companies hire and develop their people for over 40 years. It provides innovative, simple solutions to allow companies to hire more effectively using customized online job applications and assessment tools. AlignMark also has programs to help develop leaders, from the front-line to the executive team in addition to team enhancement programs, to build more effective/productive teams. The company will offer NRMCA members a 20% discount on software-based products in Talent Acquisition & Assessment; a 10% discount for its 360 Feedback Leadership Development & Coaching programs and a 10% discount for all consulting projects.

Neither membership in NRMCA nor participation in the M2M Benefits 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 Benefits Program is intended solely as an informational service. Participating companies are responsible for insuring all M2M Benefit information is correct and up-to-date.

Visit all NRMCA dedicated services through the updated M2M webpage. For more information, contact Jacques Jenkins at jjenkins@nrmca.org or Heather Houck at hhouck@nrmca.org.

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Build With Strength continues its nationwide promotion of Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs), this time in Omaha, NE, in conjunction with NRMCA, ICFMA and the Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association. The roundtable discussion and site tour event is scheduled for July 19 and 20, and will explore the latest  innovations in ICF construction. Attendees will tour an active ICF construction site and local projects where this innovative approach to construction is being used to save time and money on job sites.

Contractors, designers, owners and developers interested in learning about the benefits of building with ICFs and concrete should consider attending. Discussion will center on emerging trends in multi-family, vocational and school construction along with innovations in concrete construction and local project examples.

Click here for the agenda, list of speakers and registration. The NRMCA and Build With Strength contact is Chris Dagosta who can be reached at cdagosta@nrmca.org.

   Euclid Chemical Company       Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc.    
SEO

Don’t miss out on the few remaining sponsorship opportunities for NRMCA's 16th National Mixer Driver Championship. Review what’s still available here and lock in your spot today.

For more information, contact Jacques Jenkins at jjenkins@nrmca.org.

NRMCA’s Annual Safety Award acknowledges the significant contribution that safe 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).
   Master Builder Solutions US LLC       Sika Corporation    

The survey closing date is Friday, July 1. As we approach the finish line, we are down 50% from last year’s response rate. While participation is particularly poor west of the Rockies, input is slow across the entire country. And by company size, producers between 300,000-1,000,000 annual cubic yardage are underrepresented. While NRMCA cannot solve the mixer driver shortage, we hope to provide data to support your strategic planning.

Click here to fill out the survey. Help us help you! For more information, contact Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org.

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   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
Workforce Development

The Concrete Sales Professional Certification classes celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2022. Class content was developed, and continually revised, to not only provide sales tools that drive revenue but to set job standards and performance expectations. All four classes will be held in Dallas over a six-month period; Dallas was selected because it is centrally located to much of the U.S. with two large airports near the class location.

Class registration is now open for each class. Please note that each class stands alone so classes do not have to be taken consecutively; nevertheless, it is recommended (click on each title to learn more about the content and register).

Module 1: Concrete 101 - October 18-21
Module 2: Understand the Contractor's Business - December 6-8
• Module 3: RMC Business Knowledge - February 14-16, 2023
• Module 4: Professional Sales Skills and Promotion - March 28-30, 2023

For more information, contact Jessica Walgenbach at jwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

   MESA Systems Co.       Penetron USA    
Engineering
Earlier this month, NRMCA Engineering Staff traveled to Seattle to attend the ASTM meeting of Committees C09 on Concrete, C01 on Cement, and E05 on Fire. The following is a summary of action with ready mixed concrete implications.
 
C09.20 Aggregates - Some of the aggregate test methods will be reviewed for revisions as they approach a time limit on the last version. Revisions to the specification for mineral fillers, ASTM C1797, to remove a requirement to measure total organic carbon will be balloted. The subcommittee continues to work on simplifying the deleterious material limit for coarse aggregates and to possibly remove the map representing weather regions in the U.S.
NRMCA in conjunction with the Arkansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association is presenting the one-day course Improving Concrete Quality, intended for concrete producers, ingredient material suppliers, engineers, testing labs and contractors, on September 14 in Little Rock. Improved concrete quality can benefit all stakeholders in a concrete construction project. This course will address the following:
   Kryton International       BCMI Corp.    
Calendar

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

August 1 - 2, Centennial, CO
Think Like an Owner Course
Co-located with CRMCA
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

September 14, Little Rock, AR
Improving Concrete Quality
Sponsored by Arkansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

September 29 - October 3, Aurora, CO
NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2022
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

October 18 - 20, Charlotte, NC
NRMCA Safety Course
Co-located with CRMCA
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

November 29 - December 1, Orlando, FL
Environmental Certification Course
Co-located with Florida Concrete & Products Association
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

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

   Allen-Villere Partners       Fritz-Pak Corporation