Graniterock short film garners global competition nod

Sources: Graniterock, Watsonville, Calif.; CP staff Green Journey, a 27-minute production on how northern California aggregate and ready mixed concrete operator Graniterock is transforming its approach to energy use and setting an example for environmental leadership in construction materials production, has earned an Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit. The La Jolla, Calif. organization recognizes film, television, videography and…

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Northern S&G veteran named NRMCA Driver of the Year

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff Edward Folkersma, a 34-year veteran of Northern Sand and Gravel in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is the 2022 NRMCA Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year. A national panel of industry judges selected him from a large pool of nominees representing producer members from across the United States.…

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Tall Buildings group recognizes Doka form-positioning technology

Sources: Doka GmbH, Austria; Doka USA Ltd., Little Ferry, N.J.; CP staff An interactive sensor-based tool enabling accurate formwork positioning for cast-in-place concrete structures has earned an Innovation Award of Excellence from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a Chicago-based organization serving professionals focused on high-rise design, construction and operation. 

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United Materials veteran earns NRMCA Driver of the Year Award

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff William J. Youngers, based at VCNA United Materials’ Lancaster, N.Y. plant, is the NRMCA Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year. The award recognizes professionalism, driving competency, customer service skills, and a safety record with no at-fault-accidents nor on-the-job-accidents over a 23-year career. Younger has had no at-fault…

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NRMCA recognizes Quality Awards recipients

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va. NRMCA has named 20 members in the 2020 Excellence in Quality Awards program, which honors ready mixed concrete producers who have demonstrated that they follow and exceed quality management principles over a broad range of activities—from commitment to quality, materials management, managing production facilities and product quality control while maintaining a high…

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ACI sets full fall convention program in North Carolina

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

ACI plans to host a customary gathering of engineers, students, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives during the Concrete Convention, October 25-29 at the Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center, Raleigh Marriott and Raleigh Sheraton venues. Attendees will collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices during 300-plus committee meetings, and have access to more than 40 technical and educational sessions.

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Ready mixed producer safety performance reaches new watermark

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 975 of the nearly 1,500 producer member plants entered into the 2019 Excellence in Safety Awards Program. The record number of plants spans Gold (918 recipients), Silver (five) and Bronze (52) categories defined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics incident rate (IR) thresholds. 

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Argos, CalPortland, Irving Materials lead NRMCA 2016 Quality Awards

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

NRMCA will honor 2016 Excellence in Quality Award recipients at a September 20 luncheon, capping the four-day ConcreteWorks 2016 in Nashville. Participants have demonstrated adherence to quality management principles covering materials, production facilities, QC programs and customer satisfaction.

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Decorative Concrete Council Call for Award Entries

ASCC’s Decorative Concrete Council is accepting entries for the seventh annual Decorative Concrete Awards through September 30. Presented in partnership with Concrete Construction and Architect magazines and open to DCC members or non-members, the competition spans overlay, cast-in-place–stamped and special finish, stained, polished, countertop, vertical application, concrete artistry, and architectural concrete categories.

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