Baker Ready-Mix chief enlightens lawmakers on ills of regulations ‘swarm’

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary; CP staff

In a late-October House Judiciary Committee hearing, New Orleans independent ready mixed producer Arnold Baker testified about the negative impact of recent rules or laws emanating from federal agencies and Congress. “A swarm of regulations coming out of Washington are threatening [our] ability to stay in business … Sweeping rules will make it much more difficult for me to sell concrete, give health coverage to my employees, and grow jobs.

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Abstracts needed for 2012 NRMCA Sustainability Conference

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

NRMCA is seeking abstracts for the 2012 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, scheduled for May 7-10 in Seattle at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. The seventh annual conference will provide learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction.

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