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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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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Survey finds mixer driver pool riding Great Resignation wave

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff An analysis of National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2022 Mixer Driver Recruitment & 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…

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Court further validates mixer, dump, tanker driver-suited FMCSA hours exemption

Sources: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Washington, D.C.; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied a petition to review a final rule expanding a short-haul recordkeeping exemption and modifying a 30-minute break requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours of…

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Slab, wall material acoustic performance survey proves concrete soundness

Sources: RMC Research & Education Foundation, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff A new report, “Compilation of Acoustics Information for Concrete Construction and Other Materials,” assesses sound transmission class (STC), impact insulation class (IIC) and other ASTM standard-measured metrics driving wall and floor-ceiling assembly acoustic performance. The RMC Research & Education Foundation and National Ready Mixed Concrete…

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NRMCA invites “Cost of Returned Concrete” survey participation

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff  The NRMCA Developing Industry Leaders group is gathering producer 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. 

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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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