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We’re only two weeks away from NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2022 in Aurora, CO. This is the perfect event to reconnect with your industry peers while also meeting new industry colleagues as there are a record number of first-time attendees. The event offers an impressive lineup of education topics presented by industry experts. Drivers are gearing up for the 16th Annual National Mixer Driver Championship and exhibitors are eager to showcase the latest and greatest products and services their companies have to offer.

There is still time to register, Please consider adding activities to your agenda such as the spouse/guest offerings. Check out who is exhibiting and much more. Please note that the NRMCA room block is sold out, so you must call the hotel directly to inquire about availability.

For more information, please contact Senior Director of Meetings Jessica Walgenbach.

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The Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released its September 2022 newsletter last week. This edition features several recent media articles highlighting the CSHub’s work and introduces new Postdoctoral Associate Johannes Kalliauer.

Click here for more information on the CSHub. To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, please contact CSHub Communications Administrator Andrew Paul Laurent. The CSHub is funded by the RMC Research & Education Foundation and the Portland Cement Association.

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The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in June 2022 is 39.7 million cubic yards, 7.0% higher than the same month in 2021. The estimated production in the U.S. through June is 193 million cubic yards, approximately 4.0% 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, including production by state for the second quarter of 2022, is available here for NRMCA members under Production Statistics.

NRMCA’s M2M Benefit program continues to grow and provide better services and more value to all members by adding the newest Associate member to the expanding list of providers. Outpak Washout provides niche products in the construction industry; its signature product is construction washouts that are designed to keep construction companies EPA and BMP compliant when disposing of their wastewater. Outpak Washout has the environmental and economical solution to your next project. It is offering NRMCA members a volume pricing discount (which is typically only reserved for customers ordering four pallets or more of product); NRMCA members will save $150 off one pallet product order.

Visit all NRMCA dedicated services through the updated M2M webpage where you can explore these offerings. 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.

For more information, contact Jacques Jenkins at jjenkins@nrmca.org or Heather Houck at hhouck@nrmca.org.

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Registration is still open for this year’s in-person Environmental Certification Course being held in Orlando, FL, November 29 – December 1. Course attendees will be educated on industry-specific environmental issues that affect ready mixed concrete production, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, Discharge Permits, Stormwater Management, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Solids Management, Hazardous Materials, Dust Control, Recycling, Spill Prevention Plans, Air Quality Management, Noise Management, Environmental Auditing and much more.

Those who should attend include plant managers, environmental managers, compliance managers, executives or anyone with fiscal and/or environmental responsibilities that should know the details concerning a company’s responsibilities when it comes to EPA regulations, the Clean Water Act, Discharge Permits, Stormwater Management and numerous other critical environmental matters.

Click here for more information and to register. Staff contacts are Gary Mullings and Kevin Walgenbach.

NRMCA's Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Award, now in its 27th year and sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau (TMMB), acknowledges the significant contribution of ready mixed concrete truck drivers to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry. As a salute to these key members of the concrete production and delivery team, the award recognizes the driver’s career achievement, safety, professionalism, competence and customer service skills in a manner that will enhance the industry and public image of the career of Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional.

The 2023 Ready Mixed Concrete Truck Driver of the Year Award winner will be honored at an awards presentation ceremony at NRMCA’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV, in March 2023.

Applications must be e-mailed to DOY@nrmca.org by December 31. Click here to download the nomination form and for more information. The staff contact is Gary Mullings.

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Calendar

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

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 *Sold Out
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
Sponsored by Build With Strength
Email: Frank Gordon, (865) 719-2861

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

November 8 - 10, Louisville, KY *Sold Out
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

December 14, Nashville, TN
Handling Concrete Specifications
Co-located with Tennessee Concrete Association
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

   Allen-Villere Partners       Sicoma North America