Thomas, Cole County pros trade places atop National Mixer Driver Championship

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff Joey Melton, a 19-year delivery professional based at Thomas Concrete’s Anderson, S.C. plant, took the 2022 National Mixer Driver Championship. The October 1-2 event was staged at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colo. amid the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s ConcreteWorks Conference and Expo. Stepping up…

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Integral dx calculates optimal timing for Schwing Legacy Mixer debut

Minnesota-based Integral dx consummated the rollout of its namesake series mixer truck and component line at World of Concrete 2022. A Las Vegas Convention Center booth featuring two mixers and a drum extended an official market introduction that kicked off during the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 2021 ConcreteWorks Expo.  Integral dx is initially focusing on Conventional Series II and…

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Autocar completes construction chassis family with dump model

  Nearly two years after premiering the DC-64 series family with a mixer model at the NRMCA ConcreteWorks Conference, Autocar has added the DC-64D Dump. Assembled in Alabama and dubbed “Badass,” it joins the DC-64M and more recently introduced DC-64P, geared to concrete pumping.  Nearly two years after premiering the DC-64 series family with a mixer model at the NRMCA…

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NRMCA Workforce survey confirms driver retention challenges

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2021 Mixer Driver Recruitment & Retention Survey results show that delivery professional turnover is the primary reason why respondents report lost business during 2020. From five years of survey data, NRMCA estimates that ready mixed concrete production grew 9 percent year over year, while the mixer driver population held steady at about 75,000. Beginning in…

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Cole County, Thomas, Maschmeyer pros lead Mixer Driver Championship

Michael Twehus of Cole County Industries Inc., Jefferson City, Mo. prevailed in the 2021 National Mixer Driver Championship, staged last month as part of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association ConcreteWorks Conference in Kissimmee, Fla. Finishing first in a competition combining scores from truck driving challenge course, vehicle inspection test and written exam earned him a $5,000 cash prize from…

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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…

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National Mixer Driver Championship registration opens

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting National Mixer Driver Championship registrations through August 13. Part written exam, part vehicle inspection and part driving course negotiation, the October 1-3 championship will be the centerpiece of the NRMCA ConcreteWorks Conference, September 30-October 4 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee,…

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NRMCA ConcreteWorks 2021, Driver Championship: Game on

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va. NRMCA has confirmed plans for in-person staging of its ConcreteWorks 2021 conference and National Mixer Driver Championship, September 30-October 4 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. Current conditions support the decision, although the Association will abide federal, state, county and local governing board actions that could impact…

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NRMCA mobilizes salute to concrete delivery professionals

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

National Mixer Driver Appreciation Week, October 5-9, will afford ready mixed concrete producers and their allies an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and customer service of delivery professionals across the industry. NRMCA announced the event in conjunction with a rescheduling of this year’s National Mixer Truck Driver Championship to September 2021. The competition is a major draw of the ConcreteWorks Conference and Expo, originally set for September 25-27 in Colorado but moved to October 7-8 in virtual format. 

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NRMCA shifts ConcreteWorks 2020 conference to virtual format

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

NRMCA is mapping a late-September schedule of general or education sessions, committee meetings, plus keynote presentations on current political and economic issues as part of a ConcreteWorks 2020 reformatting from an in-person to online conference. The association is also planning a virtual exhibition allowing members to conduct business with plant and fleet equipment manufacturers. In lieu of a National Mixer Driver Championship—perennially the top ConcreteWorks feature—NRMCA will conduct a Mixer Driver Appreciation Week. 

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