Delta Industries’ chief Robison named NRMCA chairman

Source: CP staff

As outgoing National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Chairman Karl Watson, Jr., of Cemex USA had to tackle the threat of aggressive environmental regulators, so must incoming Chairman David Robison, president & CEO of Delta Industries, Inc., step into his role amid members’ debate over a new funding mechanism for the industry. With one of the biggest challenges in building the ready mixed industry back up to pre-recession production being the search for additional resources to promote the product’s benefits, NRMCA has taken its cue from other construction materials associations and begun the work to launch a Check-Off Program. To promote their products on a national scale, NRMCA is exploring the idea for the ready mixed concrete industry, with largely positive reactions from producers around the country.

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HUD releases new disaster-proofing building guide in wake of tornado outbreak

Source: Newport Partners, LLC, Davidsonville, Md.

Consulting firm Newport Partners recently announced the initial results of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded research project, Safer, Stronger Homes: Protecting Your Risk During a Natural Disaster. The project team created a how-to guide of simple, low-cost mitigation strategies for both builders and homebuyers alike to improve their home performance during natural disasters.

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