Concrete Products

MAR 2019

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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20 • March 2019 NEWS SCOPE ORGANIZATIONS Convening in Tampa, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association committees and divisions recognized individuals and groups for asso- ciation and industry contributions. Concrete Products joins NRMCA in saluting those honored at the 2019 convention, by AWARD: WILLIAM B. ALLEN Allen Hamblen is president and chief executive officer of CalPortland Co., Glendora, Calif., and served as 2015 NRMCA and 2017-18 Portland Cement Association Chairman. The Allen Award recognizes outstanding lead- ership in advancing the ready mixed concrete industry and improving operations' financial health, perfor- mance and sustainability. It is named after Bill Allen, who had more than 50 years' experience in concrete and aggregates production, transitioning from Memphis ready mixed busi- ness owner to building the industry's top management consultancy, Allen-Villere Partners. JOSEPH E. CARPENTER The Safety, Environmental and Oper- ations Committee (SEO) presented the 2019 Carpenter Award to Cemex USA Environmental Director, Eastern Region Denise Corrales, who oversees compliance measures for 100-plus ready mixed and 25 concrete block plants. It honors her contributions to SEO, especially as Environmental Task Group chair and judging of the Com- mittee's Environmental Excellence Awards program and National Mixer Driver Championship. An equipment and fleet management manager at West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Rinker Materials, Joseph Carpenter was instrumental in forming the NRMCA Committee on Maintenance, since evolved to SEO. CONCRETE CARES The Manufacturers, Products & Ser- vices Division presented the 2019 Concrete Cares Award to producers in two categories, each recipient designating a charitable organiza- tion to which the Division donates $1,000. Casa Redimix Concrete Corp. of the Bronx, N.Y., was recognized in the first (< 250,000 yd./annual production) for a host of local community contributions, led by "Delivering Awareness One Yard at a Time," a mixer truck graphics cam- paign carrying messages of cancer prevention; an annual golf outing benefitting the Cancer Institute of St. Francis Hospital; and, annual distribution of 2,000 turkey dinners and care packages to families or individuals in need. Casa Redimix Sales Manager Joe Casale accepted the award. Cemex USA was recognized in the second Concrete Cares category (> 250,000 yd./annual production) for a program, "Safer Roads Together," in which it teamed with the League of American Bicyclists on a safety campaign emphasizing awareness of potential blind spots around mixer trucks plus accident-free riding and driving on the roads. Cyclists partic- ipating in campaign events were able to see first hand the limited side and rear visibility mixer or tanker truck drivers have from their cabs. Cemex USA's Chad Hustedde accepted the award. RICHARD D. GAYNOR The Research, Engineering and Stan- dards Committee honored industry veteran Frank Kozeliski with an award named for an NRMCA staff technical ace who capped his long career as Engineering Division executive vice president. The Committee especially acknowledged Kozeliski's passion for concrete as demonstrated in edu- cation and promotion efforts, plus keeping things simple for industry workers and technicians. On behalf of NRMCA, the American Concrete Institute and ASTM International, he has brought the message of sound concrete practice to audiences in Africa, Asia and South America. PROMOTER OF THE YEAR–BUILDINGS The Promotion Committee's Buildings Promoter of 2019 is Martin Marietta General Manager, Metro Ready Mix Oliver Brooks. Members recognize the pivotal role he has played in the statewide Build with Strength cam- paign launch through the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association; and, leading a BWS working group to perpetuate the brand and message while fostering Design Assistance Program referrals and project con- versions from alternative specs to cast-in-place concrete. PROMOTER OF THE YEAR–PAVEMENT The Promotion Committee named Duane Coy, sales manager for Oklahoma-based Dolese Bros., as Pavement Promoter of 2019. Mem- bers recognize his efforts to advance Pave Ahead, a local-pavement com- panion to the Build with Strength coalition for the low- to mid-rise building market; and, fully utilize NRMCA Local Paving Department's Boot Camp resources to educate internal and external customers of Oklahoma-based Dolese Bros. NRMCA Chairman, Committees honor annual award recipients Allen Hamblen Denise Corrales Joe Casale Chad Hustedde Frank Kozeliski Oliver Brooks Duane Coy

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