Concrete Sustainability Council names NRMCA a System Operator

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff NRMCA has joined the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC), Geneva, and becomes a Regional System Operator (RSO) for the U.S. marketplace. Launched in 2017 with input from the Portland Cement Association and a Global Cement and Concrete Association predecessor, CSC administers the only industry-specific system certifying the sustainability performance of concrete…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MARCH 2021

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has chartered a Small Producer Council, aimed at shaping the future of committee and staff work supporting the group’s widest range of members. The SPC was formed to ensure participants have an opportunity to lead a conversation on their unique needs and consult peers on issues of most consequence to their businesses. James Schelzi…

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Build with Strength Coalition, Habitat team on far-ranging ICF home schedule

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and affiliates, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-aligned Build with Strength Coalition will donate ready mixed concrete for homes planned across 16 locations. With an eye to sound building methods and noncombustible material specifications, work is set to start next month on three two-bedroom projects, each of insulating concrete form construction, in Paradise,…

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Build with Strength Coalition underpins robust Habitat project schedule

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff In partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and affiliates, the NRMCA-aligned Build with Strength Coalition will donate ready mixed concrete for homes planned across 16 locations. With an eye to sound building methods and noncombustible material specifications, work is set to start in April on three two-bedroom projects, each of…

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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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