NRMCA veteran Maher joins CIM as interim executive director

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program has appointed former National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Chief Operating Officer Nicole Maher as interim executive director, effective this month. She assumes the interim executive director post after serving as NSC secretary/treasurer since 2013; succeeds Dr. Rex Cottle, who has led the NSC…

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Solid World of Concrete figures confirm construction market confidence

World of Concrete management Informa Markets reports registration near 60,000 for this year’s Las Vegas Convention Center gathering, a 23 percent increase over 2023 participation. Geared to concrete or masonry producers and practitioners, the late-January event saw 1,400 manufacturers, suppliers and service providers occupy 700,000-plus square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including 325 first-time exhibitors. Management also cites a…

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2024 Concrete Industry Management Auction approaches record revenue

Source: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program raised more than $1.75 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held January 24 in conjunction with the World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition to concrete mixer trucks from Mack Trucks and Revolution Concrete Mixers and Peterbilt…

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Mack Trucks, Revolution Mixers uphold their CIM Auction tradition

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff A 2024 Mack Granite Axle Forward model, equipped with MP-7 engine and mDRIVE HD automated manual transmission and bearing a Revolution 11-yd. R83 Bridgemaster Mixer, will be among 2024 Concrete Industry Management Auction centerpieces. The January 23 event, scheduled per custom on day two of World of Concrete exhibits, will see…

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Peterbilt Motors, Con-Tech dispatch big-ticket CIM Auction deliverable

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee Peterbilt Motors Co. and Con-Tech Manufacturing are donating a 2024 Model 567-mounted Extreme Duty Mixer for the 2024 Concrete Industry Management Auction, scheduled per custom on World of Concrete day two. Starting with smaller ticket items and culminating in top equipment like the mixer truck, bidding is scheduled to kick off January 24…

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Organizations – November 2023

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management program has appointed three new officers: Chairman Karl Watson, Jr., Baker Construction Enterprises chief executive officer; Vice Chairman Steven Cox, Command Alkon vice president – Customer Success; and, Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association chief operating officer.  Joining them on the NSC Board are newly appointed directors Maschmeyer…

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Meet the Women in Ready Mixed Concrete Technology

October is Careers in Construction Month, and an excellent opportunity to build your workforce by introducing women to the concrete industry (and concrete tech jobs). Hedy Lamarr, best known as a beautiful actress during Hollywood’s Golden Age, was a brilliant thinker. She co-invented a frequency-hopping system used to prevent Axis powers from jamming torpedoes during World War II, which later…

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Baker CEO Watson leads CIM National Steering Committee officer slate

Sources: Concrete Industry Management Program National Steering Committee; CP staff The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management program has appointed three new officers to its board of directors: Chairman Karl Watson, Jr., Baker Construction Enterprises chief executive officer; Vice Chairman Steven Cox, Command Alkon vice president – Customer Success; and, Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher, National Ready Mixed Concrete…

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Concrete Industry Management committee calls for 2024 auction donations

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee invites donations for its 2024 auction, staged January 24 at the Las Vegas Conventional Center against a World of Concrete backdrop. Candidate items include concrete construction, fleet and plant equipment or tools; cement, aggregate or admixture loads; information technology offerings; and, sporting or entertainment event or…

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The Age Decline of Ready Mixed Concrete Workers

Ready mixed concrete is a generational business that requires both young innovators and older, experienced employees. Our industry is in a demographic decline. We are losing older, steady hands much faster than their impact can be replaced, and continued enticements to delay retirement only last so long. Compounding the issue, most ready mixed concrete business leaders are rueful about having…

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