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ConcreteWorks

The early bird registration deadline for NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2022 is today, Wednesday, August 10. Register today to save $125 off the regular registration fees. Registration fees, except for a-la-carte registrations, include access to NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks, registration materials, attendance at education sessions and social functions. The CONCRETEPAC and RMC Research & Education Foundation Fundraiser and some spouse/guest activities require a separate registration form and fee.

Exhibit space is still available for this year’s event; reserve your space in the expo hall by completing the Exhibitor Application and returning it to NRMCA along with the required payment. Exhibit space is assigned by exhibition management on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibit space costs and information can be found online by clicking here.

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.

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Habitat for Humanity, Butte County, CA, and the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming new homeowners to Paradise, reports NRMCA Senior Director, Building Innovations, Patrick Matsche. NRMCA is extremely proud to celebrate the first three non-combustible Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Habitat for Humanity International homes opened in the community. Thanks to the generous donations and support of the ready mixed concrete industry, these homes represent the NRMCA’s ongoing efforts to build safe, energy efficient and resilient communities across America.
   WAM USA, Inc.    

The RMC Research & Education Foundation has opened registration for this year’s Walk for Wellness. It will again take place as part of NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2022 and in conjunction with NRMCA’s National Mixer Driver Championship on Saturday, October 1, at 8:30 a.m. (check in starts at 8 a.m.). Participants may pre-register from the Walk’s informational page. The registration fee is $25 and is tax deductible as a donation to the Foundation. We had a record number of participants last year and expect to break that record this year!

Sponsorships are also available for this event; they're a terrific way to demonstrate your company’s support for the Foundation and the industry. Thank you to Lehigh Hanson, Master Builders Solutions and GCP Applied Technologies for their sponsorship of the event.

For more information, please contact Foundation Senior Director Jennifer LeFevre at jlefevre@rmc-foundation.org or at 571-235-6247.

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Association & Industry News

The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in May 2022 is 35.7 million cubic yards, 6.0% higher than that in May 2021. The estimated production in the U.S. through May is 153 million cubic yards, approximately 3.2% higher than that during the same period in 2021.

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.

   Master Builder Solutions Admixtures US LLC       Sika Corporation    
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This Friday, August 12, is the deadline for drivers to register to compete in the 16th National Mixer Driver Championship being held on Saturday, October 1, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, CO, in conjuction with NRMCA's ConcreteWorks 2022.

To register your drivers please use the online driver registration webpage and choosing the Driver Attendee registration type; please also review the Driver Rules & Procedures and Driver Schedule of Events. *Note that new this year, drivers must register for the event online - NRMCA no longer offers the fax/email-back option. Also, as in the past, driver supervisors will need to register separately and NOT as driver guests; they should use the Driver Supervisor registration type.

Finally, in helping to ensure a successful event this year, we encourage everyone to please review this year’s sponsorship opportunities for this year's championship.

For more information, contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org or Jessica Walgenbach at jwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

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This week, August 15 - 21, is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safe + Sound Week. This program encourages creation and use of workplace safety and health programs. As an official supporter of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Program, NRMCA joins OSHA in highlighting the importance of workplace safety through NRMCA’s Think First safety program. Both programs aim to increase the level of participation among all levels of workplace management and employees to improve workplace safety. Safe + Sound also provides resources to help employers create and bolster their own safety programs, and connect with other like-minded organizations.

Click here for more information on OSHA’s Safe + Sound Program and for NRMCA’s Think First safety program. Staff contacts are Gary Mullings and Kevin Walgenbach.

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The NRMCA Annual Concrete Technologist Training and Certification program (Short Course) is scheduled for November 7 - 11 at a location near BWI airport in Maryland. Interested persons are encouraged to register now since the number of available slots will be limited. Hotel location is being finalized and registrants will be notified when available.

The Technical Short Course provides a fundamental understanding of concrete, aggregates and concrete making materials, requirements in industry codes and standards, and proportioning concrete mixtures. Attendees have the opportunity to obtain industry-recognized NRMCA certifications: NRMCA Levels 2 and 3 Concrete Technologist certification. The Short Course is intended for quality, sales and other personnel with a technical role with ready mixed concrete companies and suppliers to the industry. New hires in these roles can also benefit from attending. A significant amount of technical content is covered that requires the attendees to have a basic concrete technology background and at least a high-school level of math. Registrants will be provided with pre-course study content about three weeks before the course to prepare.

Click here for more information along with a link to register. You may also contact Jessica Walgenbach if you need assistance with registering for the course.

 
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 Wednesday, September 14, in Little Rock, AR.
Improved concrete quality can benefit all stakeholders in a concrete construction project. This course will address the following:
   C&W Manufacturing & Sales Co.       BCMI Corp.    
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Please note that e-mail and direct registration links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's website

August 17, Online Course
Concrete Innovations: A General Contractor's Perspective on Getting to Zero
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-922-7995

August 25, Las Cruces, NM
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) Contractor Training Course
Sponsored by Nudura Co-located with Las Cruces Home Builders Association
Email: Derek Torres, 419-650-8054

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
Sponsored by Allen Villere Partners, Carbon Cure, Command Alkon, Fritz Pak, Holcim, Master Builders Solutions
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

October 14 - 15, McCormick Place, Chicago
Chicago Build
Sponsored by NRMCA & Build With Strength
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-922-7995

October 18 - 20, Charlotte, NC
NRMCA Safety Course
Co-located with CRMCA
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

October 18 - 21, Dallas
CCSP Module I: Intro to Concrete Fundamentals
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

November 1 - 3, Bowling Green, KY
Future Schools Summit
Email: Frank Gordon, fgordon@nrmca.org

November 7 - 11, Baltimore-Washington Area
Concrete Technologist Training & Certification (Short Course)
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

November 8 - 10, Louisville
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 6 - 8, Dallas
CCSP Module II: Understanding the Concrete Contractor's Business
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