Concrete Supply Co. uses mobile technology to streamline operations, enhance customer interaction and strengthen its bottom line
By Victoria K. Sicaras
Delivering a perishable product to jobsites whose schedules can change with the weather, among other things, involves challenges that are often beyond a concrete producer’s control. As a result, the effort to meet performance goals is a continuous balancing act. It requires the flexibility to handle a multitude of curveballs including unforeseen jobsite conditions, customer behavior and equipment issues.
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff
Joe Zygus, based at the Irving Materials Inc. plant in Lafayette, Ind., took the NRMCA 2015 National Mixer Driver Championship, staged September 20-21 alongside the ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. He prevailed among a record 64-driver field on the strength of one of the top challenge course scores to date in the competition’s 10 years.
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association committees and divisions recognized individuals and groups for association and industry contributions. Following Drivers of the Year Edward Rieper (Eastern Concrete Materials) and Pete Scarborough (Concrete Supply Co.), who were featured in March (“Front Line Excellence,” pages 32-33), Concrete Products joins NRMCA here in saluting others honored during the 2015 convention, by AWARD:
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 19th Annual Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year program recognizes two industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees across the country. The NRMCA Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh nominees’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an on- or off-road accident, and colleague or customer testimonials. Judges awarded Driver of the Year honor to Eastern Concrete Materials’ Edward “Eddie” Rieper and Runner-Up honor to Concrete Supply Co.’s Henry “Pete” Scarborough. NRMCA-affiliated Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau will award Rieper $5,000, and Scarborough $1,000. Both drivers will be formally honored this month during the NRMCA Annual Convention in Orlando.
Sources: CP staff; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
A 19-year veteran of Concrete Supply Co., Charlotte, N.C., Mike Valentine topped a field of 48 in the 2014 National Mixer Driver Championship, staged September 21-22 in Indianapolis as part of the NRMCA ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo. Valentine was presented a trophy and $2,500 from the NRMCA-affiliated Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau.