Cole County Industries’ Twehus takes Mixer Driver Championship

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.  

Flanking top gun Michael Twehus at an energetic National Mixer Driver Championship reception are, from left, Steve Waclawski, Damon Wynter, Joey Melton and Luis Martinez.

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