United Materials veteran earns NRMCA Driver of the Year Award

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff William J. Youngers, based at VCNA United Materials’ Lancaster, N.Y. plant, is the NRMCA Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year. The award recognizes professionalism, driving competency, customer service skills, and a safety record with no at-fault-accidents nor on-the-job-accidents over a 23-year career. Younger has had no at-fault…

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ORGANIZATIONS – JANUARY 2021

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association has announced new Board, Associate Board and Young Leaders Development Group officers and directors, all for two-year terms. During a late-2020 virtual meeting, Bob Housel of Masters RMC Inc. was elected chairman, Jeff Detwiler of New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. vice chairman, and Jamie Stilley of Amerikohl Aggregates Inc. secretary/treasurer.

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Build with Strength prepares Concrete Credentials Podcast Season 2

Concrete Credentials, a podcast by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association plus its affiliated Build with Strength and Pave Ahead coalitions, is set for a second season in early 2021, following a July 2020 launch. Hosted by NRMCA Executive Vice President Gregg Lewis, AIA, LEED AP, the series has featured experts from design, development and construction sectors in an effort…

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NRMCA – Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association honors 11 plants and their owners in the 2020 Environmental Excellence Awards program. Now in its 25th year, the competition offers NRMCA producer members national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practices in their operations. The awards salute operators that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance…

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Survey finds increasing mixer driver recruitment, demand equilibrium

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Mixer Driver Recruitment & Retention Survey shows an improved, year-over-year outlook for ready mixed concrete producers to maintain a healthy delivery professional pool. In 2019, 47 percent of respondents turned away orders due to lack of mixer truck drivers, down from 60 percent in 2018. The number of producers citing mixer driver vacancies dropped…

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ORGANIZATIONS – OCTOBER 2020

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has announced Membership Department staff changes as part of a broader, increased focus of delivering more value-added services, education, research and certification offerings. Amanda Muller and Alex Land have joined the department, each holding the title of director of Membership Engagement.

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NRMCA, Dubai partner assemble world’s producers, practitioners

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association will stage a first-of-a-kind virtual conference and exhibition to engage practitioners, researchers and policy makers around the world in an exchange of knowledge and tools driving the future of concrete. Over a November 30-December 10 schedule, the Global Concrete Summit will address design, specifying, production, testing, construction, maintenance and research within the sustainable development…

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PRODUCERS – SEPTEMBER 2020

Concrete Supply Co. Plant Manager Shane Mayberry of Mooresville, N.C. has earned the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 4th Annual Safety Award. He is responsible for the Charlotte-based producer’s Mooresville and Statesville plants, whose teams have logged zero lost time accidents during the past four years—a window spanning 133,494 work hours and 30,292 concrete loads hauled.

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Research contrasts resistivity test vs. w/c ratio to gauge permeability

A new Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation report reflecting work at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s College Park, Md. laboratory addresses the lack of a consistent and cost-effective concrete permeability test method. “Reliability of Resistivity Tests of Concrete” authors evaluate mix design and specimen preparation factors that impact resistivity measurement; their conclusions can be incorporated in standards…

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