Concrete Products

MAR 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 44 of 85 March 2017 • 41 FEATURE READY MIXED Burice Woods has driven Chandler Concrete mixers for 38 years, all free of vehicle or on-the-job acci- dents, and is presently based at the producer's Roxboro, N.C., plant. Leading into this year's NRMCA recognition, he took the 2015 Chandler Concrete Level II Driver of the Year Award and last year was presented the Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Asso- ciation Lifetime Achievement Award. "B.W. has been a longtime employee and asset to Chandler Concrete. He is always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, from loading concrete at the plant to delivering it to the cus- tomer," notes Director of Operations Jamie Nelm. "Plant and yard knowledge enable B.W. to contribute to daily operations, from operating a loader stockpil- ing material to cleaning out reclaim ponds. He also helps with truck maintenance repair and trains new mixer drivers. B.W. is very active in safety, always looking for anything unsafe around the yard, office and jobsite … consistently without compromise. "Our customers frequently ask for B.W. when they place an order. He will do whatever he can to ensure the job goes smoothly. He fills in where needed in any situation without having to be asked." After 35 years in the business, writes Chandler Concrete customer Ronald Henderson, "One thing I have learned about pouring concrete is that a good truck driver can save you a lot of work. And when it comes to mixer drivers, Burice Woods is at the top of my list! B.W. will help any way he can, always has. When he gets out of the truck, you feel like he's one of the crew. He's the standard I measure other drivers against." From 30-plus years' experience with Burice Woods, Terry Oakley adds: "He is always cordial, friendly and never seems to have a 'bad day.' He consistently does a great job [and] is knowledgeable and helpful in getting the concrete on the ground. He takes pride in his truck and doing a good job." "I did not know a lot about concrete, but luckily when my delivery came, Mr. Woods was the driver," recalls a small order customer on a fall 2016 project. "He [told] us how to take a 2 x 4 and make a bullfloat to finish concrete, which made the job look a lot better than just a rough pad. Mr. Woods is a person the company can be glad to have."

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