Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff
The NRMCA Workforce Development Committee is encouraging producer participation in one of its top annual deliverables: the Mixer Driver Recruitment & Retention Survey, open here through June 28. Members aim to eclipse a 2018 survey sampling of 183 producers representing an estimated 26 percent of the industry driver pool.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA 2017 Mixer Driver Recruitment and Retention Survey results are markedly brighter than those of the previous two years. Some 36 percent of respondents turned down business due to lack of drivers in 2016, versus 51 percent the prior year, while the driver vacancy rate dropped about two points for a third consecutive year, to 4.6 percent as of December 2016. Just over 90 percent of 2017 survey respondents cite plans to hire additional mixer drivers this year, up from 72 percent last year.
Sources: Oldcastle Precast Inc., Atlanta; CP staff
Oldcastle Precast has closed on the assets of Santa Rosa, Calif.-based KriStar Enterprises Inc., including three California plants, plus intellectual property spanning specialized concrete stormwater management and water pollution control structures or devices.