NRMCA calls for Safety, Environmental Excellence Award entries

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting through month’s end nominations for its Annual Safety Award program, which acknowledges safe work practices’ significant contribution to the growth and success of a producer or the industry as a whole. With support from the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, the NRMCA Annual Safety Award is presented to an industry individual or company…

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Seismic performance report proves ICF value vs. steel, wood, timber

Sources: RMC Research & Education Foundation, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff A U.S. Resiliency Council (USCR) report prepared for NRMCA and the RMC Research & Education Foundation evaluates comparative seismic performance of four commonly used construction types—insulating concrete form, traditional wood, cross laminated timber, steel —for a typical multifamily development in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Memphis.…

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NRMCA opens National Mixer Driver Appreciation Week gear order book

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.  NRMCA is accepting orders through June 15 for themed polos, t-shirts, trucker or baseball caps, tumblers, coozies and multi-function tools celebrating the 2022 National Mixer Driver Appreciation Week, August 1-5. The limited window enables production and shipment of all orders by July 15 and delivery by August 1. The NRMCA Safety, Environmental…

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NRMCA’s Digital Transformation

The association’s latest task group champions the latest advances in technology. By Craig Yeack Once upon a time, the winners and losers in our industry were separated mainly by one thing: pricing power. Be it through consolidation, vertical integration, or just being a superior operator, pricing power is an economic term that describes a company’s ability to raise prices without…

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IW EPD GWP: Ready mixed producers shrink carbon footprint by one-fifth

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association producer members have lowered their carbon footprint by 21 percent in seven years, according to a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) report and Industry Wide Environmental Product Declaration (IW EPD). NRMCA has tracked environmental impacts—carbon dioxide emissions, energy and water use, and waste associated with ready mixed concrete production activities—since releasing an inaugural LCA in…

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NRMCA Committees, Divisions honor annual award recipients

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association recognized 12 industry veterans at an awards luncheon during its annual convention, staged in San Antonio last month concurrent with Portland Cement Association spring meeting activities. Those honored, by AWARD: WILLIAM B. ALLENThe Workforce Development Committee’s Financial Performance Improvement Group announced a posthumous honor for Tom Baird IV, who passed away in October 2020.…

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Front Line Excellence

The 26th Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year program recognizes three industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh their competence, driving skills, safety records, and colleague or customer testimonials.  The NRMCA Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau will present checks…

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IW EPD: Ready mixed producers shrink carbon footprint by one fifth

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff National Ready Mixed Concrete Association producers have lowered their carbon footprint by 21 percent in seven years, according to a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) report and Industry Wide Environmental Product Declaration (IW EPD) published earlier this month. NRMCA has tracked environmental impacts—carbon dioxide emissions, energy and water use, and waste…

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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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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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