Concrete Products

JUN 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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32 • June 2019 CHAIRMAN'S REPORT BY DON MARSH NCMA represents the producers and suppliers of concrete block, manu- factured stone veneer, segmental retaining walls and articulating block assemblies. Diversification of producer member offerings has led to the designation of association programs around Hardscape Products, Masonry and Manufactured Stone market segments. Over the past century, NCMA has engaged in a range of technical, research, education, marketing, certification, communications, and gov - ernment relations activities, and offered a variety of technical services and design aids through publications, visual presentations, computer programs, and technical training. "NCMA is not just a building and a pile of programs," the association contends, nevertheless. "The people who make up our organization are what make it special. We have the people, ideas, know-how and opportunity. We are an industry full of doers." The NCMA Education and Research Foundation supports the industry as a 501(c) 3 affiliate. It identifies and funds projects and investigations to support design, engineering and product advancements and market development. NCMA's Research & Development Laboratory is dedicated to scientific testing and research of concrete masonry and hardscape products and systems. It features a small-scale unit production line equal to simulating commercial methodologies. Robert Thomas is staff president of NCMA, whose headquarters and Research & Development Laboratory are located just east of Washing- ton-Dulles International Airport at 13750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Herndon, VA 20171; 703/713-1900; NATIONAL CONCRETE MASONRY ASSOCIATION At A Gl A nce 2019 CHAIRMAN DARRYL WINEGAR Midwest Block & Brick Jefferson City, Missouri IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN KENT WAIDE Ruby Concrete Co. Madisonville, Kentucky VICE CHAIRMAN TOM FINCH RCP Block & Brick Inc. Lemon Grove, California Sustaining a tradition forged in grand hotel ballrooms of the past, NCMA 100-Year Gala attendees turned to center stage and smiled. Among many highlights of the early-August 2018 gathering on Chicago's Magnificent Mile was a parade of past NCMA Chairmen. PHOTOS: NCMA (panorama); Concrete Products (chairmen)

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