Concrete Products

JUL 2018

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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28 • JULy 2018 NEWS SCOPE READY MIXED The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Jobsite Chute Rinse- off video has earned the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) 2018 Communicator Distinction Award, part of the largest and most competitive program honoring creative excellence for communica- tions professionals. AVIA receives 6,000-plus entries from companies, organizations and agencies of all sizes. Representatives of members— Condè Nast, Disney, Republica, Sesame Workshop, MTV, Starbucks, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, among them—oversee and judge the program. Jobsite Chute Rinse-off was created at the direction of NRMCA's Operations and Compliance Division. Videographer Thunder Bay Pro- ductions staged at the Draper, Utah, plant of producer member Jack B. Parson. The video instructs mixer drivers about the various methods to get their chutes clean while not violating environmental regulations. It also discusses the driver's responsibility to adapt to each jobsite's requirements and when to notify his or her company if there is a problem. Finally, the lesson points out that chute rinse-off plays a role in fleet maintenance as well as being a safety factor since correctly rinsing a chute prevents debris from hitting other vehicles as the mixer returns to the plant. "Winning this award continues the Association's commitment to constantly communicate the latest information, products, services and programs to help our members expand their markets and improve their operations, while supporting workforce performance," says NRMCA President Robert Garbini. Academy honors NRMCA training video for creative excellence Jobsite Chute Rinse-off, the latest addition to the NRMCA Envi- ronment | Sustainability video series, is available for purchase in streaming 24/7 or DVD formats at 'COST OF POOR QUALITY' CONCRETE SPREADSHEET The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research, Engineering and Standards Committee has released a spreadsheet and guidance doc- ument with which producers can calculate the financial impact caused by deficiencies in raw materials, plant equipment and production. "Cost of Poor Quality" (COPQ) measures a producer's total cost of internal and external failures leading to ready mixed concrete not meeting specifica- tions or rejected prior to placement. As a tool, it focuses attention on the quality management system in place at a plant or across a company. By investing and implementing better quality practices, RES Commit- tee members note, producers can reduce COPQ and increase profitability. Measurement of real costs also helps track quality improvement on an annual basis. The spreadsheet and guidance document are posted at Additional information on RES Committee activities can be obtained from NRMCA Vice President, Tech- nical Services Karthik Obla, 888/846-7622; ColorFlo ® SG Granular Pigment SG • Free flowing • Low dusting • Wet & dry slump dispersion • Ready Mix, Precast, and Block & Paver applications • Granulated in Springfield, IL • Systems for all applications • Dedicated service technicians • Built in USA SOLOMON COLORS, INC. 4050 Color Plant Road, Springfield, IL 62702 | (800) 624-0261 An Employee Owned Company USA G RAN ULA TED IN ULA TED IN ULA

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