Ernst Concrete veteran earns NRMCA Driver of the Year honors

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named Robert Hackney, based at the Troy, Ohio plant of Ernst Concrete Inc., the 2023 Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year. A panel of industry judges selected him from a near-record number of nominees from across the country. Judges acknowledged…

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ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association honors nine plants in the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The NRMCA Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee recognizes producers for outstanding contributions to protecting natural resources while maintaining sound accident and pollution prevention practices.  Now in its 27th year, the program salutes operators who surpass permit compliance requirements and demonstrate a commitment to environmental…

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National Mixer Driver Championship: A much-warranted workforce salute

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Workforce Development Committee did not sugarcoat the results of its 2021 Mixer Driver Recruitment and Retention Survey. As we noted in a report last month, survey data shows that 28 of every 100 drivers hired in 2021 quit during the year. That placed ready mixed producers 3 points above the national resignation rate the…

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Organizations – October 2022

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 20 producer members operating individual plants or multiple divisions or regions in the 2022 Excellence in Quality Awards program. Winners have demonstrated commitment to materials and production facilities management and related measures behind delivery of quality concrete, while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.  These Excellence in Quality Award recipients were…

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Mixer driver survey results evidence Great Resignation undercurrent

An analysis of National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2022 Mixer Driver Recruitment and Retention Survey data shows that 28 of every 100 drivers hired in 2021 quit at some point during the year. That places ready mixed producers 3 percent above the national resignation rate, 25 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported for last year.  The figures continue…

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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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NRMCA honors Excellence in Quality Award recipients

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 20 producer members operating individual plants or multiple divisions or regions in the 2022 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards program. Winners have demonstrated commitment to materials and production facilities management and related measures behind delivery of quality concrete, while maintaining a high level of…

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Organizations – September 2022

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Developing Industry Leaders group is gathering producer member data to benchmark the industry’s returned concrete transfer and process spend. Compiled figures will inform a “Cost of Returned Concrete Calculator,” posted at www.nrmca.org and equipping users to compare handling process outlays based on industry averages. Assisting NRMCA Vice President, Technical Services Karthik Obla in the…

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ORGANIZATIONS – August 2022

The National Steering Committee (NSC) behind the five Concrete Industry Management four-year degree programs has named 2022 officers: Executive Director Rex Cottle (retired, Trinity Industries); Chairman Karl H. Watson Jr. (7W Capital); Vice Chairman Steven Cox (Command Alkon); Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher (National Ready Mixed Concrete Association); and, Immediate Past Chairman Mike Schneider (Baker Concrete). Officers also serve on the NSC…

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RMC Foundation strength predictor model picks up where Duff Abrams left off

The latest RMC Research & Education Foundation report, “A Concrete Strength Model to Optimize Concrete Mixtures,” and companion Excel tool equip producers and practitioners to pinpoint appropriate binder dosages and limit potential overdesign as measured in 28-day concrete specimen compressive strengths exceeding psi targets.  Report author and Florida consultant Edwin J. Dunstan Jr. refined his model based on observations from…

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