Sources: CP staff; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.
Michael Twehus of Cole County Industries Inc., Jefferson City, Mo. prevailed over 66 peers in the 2021 National Mixer Driver Championship, staged October 2-3 as part of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association ConcreteWorks Conference in Kissimmee, Fla. Finishing first in a competition combining scores from a truck driving challenge course, vehicle inspection test and written exam earned him a $5,000 cash prize from the NRMCA Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, lead event sponsor.
Joining Twehus atop this year’s field were, second to fifth place, Thomas Concrete’s Joey Melton, Greer, S.C. ($2,000); Maschmeyer Concrete’s Damon Wynter and Luis Martinez, Apollo Beach and Orlando, Fla. ($1,000, $600); and, Chaney Enterprises’ Steve Waclawski, Annapolis, Md. ($400). This year’s Mixer Driver Championship was staged at the Gaylord Palms Resort, which also hosted the event—and a record 100-driver pool—in 2019. The 2022 Championship will take place October 1-2 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort, two years after the Aurora, Colo. venue was set to host a pandemic-deferred, 2020 ConcreteWorks Conference and Mixer Driver Championship. With a relaxed business and education session schedule, the 2021 ConcreteWorks drew upward of 1,000, including participants from co-located Portland Cement Association Fall Board and Committee meetings.