Go Paperless

With an eye toward saving money and trees, and cleaning the sky, BCMI’s Craig Yeack discusses in a Q&A how concrete producers can improve operations—and the environment—through a digital “quote-to-cash” workflow BY VIKKI SICARAS Craig Yeack is president and co-founder of BCMI Corp., an industry-based technology provider that offers a platform of cloud-based, mobile software tools and apps for the…

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Brooklyn Belts

By Don Marsh New ready mixed concrete plants bordering the top two U.S. population centers’ urban cores have common threads: Remediated brownfield siting; twin alley, transit mixed design; 350-450 yd./hour, new capacity ratings absent their city limits for generations; and, proximity (< 5 miles) to new reinforced concrete buildings reaching local- or national-record heights thanks to mixes in the 10,000-plus…

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Balancing Act

A visit with 2021 NCMA Chairman Rocky Jenkins BY DON MARSH Rocky Jenkins’ career in manufactured concrete products was launched from a management trainee program in the house that Florida legend M.E. “Doc” Rinker built. That experience will serve Jenkins as the 2021 National Concrete Masonry Association Chairman. 

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Value Tested

RMC Research & Education Foundation books 30 years of cutting-edge programs to advance the concrete industry BY JULIE GARBINI In 1991, the RMC Research & Education Foundation was founded with a modest ambition: To fund the purchase of a million-pound testing machine at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) A.H. Smith Research Laboratory in College Park, Md. Industry leaders…

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How the Pandemic Changed Ready-Mix: A Look Back

BY VICTORIA K. SICARAS Although not completely on the other side of the pandemic, we each have our own set of lessons learned since March 2020. Like many in the ready-mix industry, the Martin Marietta Rocky Mountain Ready Mix District’s journey to a new normal began when office employees faced a transition from working on premises to working at home, virtually…

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A FAMILY AFFAIR

ANDERSON CONCRETE MARKS A CENTURY OF FAMILY, CUSTOMER COMMITMENT One of the Buckeye State’s oldest and largest ready mixed producers, Anderson Concrete Corp., is celebrating a century of being the backbone of infrastructure and development for Central Ohio. Part of an elite group of operators that have seen a continuity of leadership from one generation to the next, the producer…

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Length Matters

Bold engineers, astute vendors and ideal girder delivery routes to target bridge sites have the Washington State Department of Transportation perpetually maximizing the structural value of 10,000 psi concrete, prestressed with 0.6-in. diameter steel strand. For more than a decade, the agency has approached Interstate 5 corridor bridge designs—especially structures spanning urban rail lines and/or key arteries—intent on reducing pier…

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Front Line Excellence

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 25th Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year program recognizes four industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees. The Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh Driver of the Year nominees’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an accident, and colleague or customer testimonials.

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