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www.concreteproducts.com April 2014 • 27 der the Chaney Uni- versity banner, along with a host of semi- nars, webinars and feld demonstrations advancing concrete fundamentals, con- ventional and pervi- ous concrete pave- ments, and concrete overlays. He has also led Maryland Ready Mixed Concrete Association efforts to ad- vance concrete-friendly legislation requiring life cycle cost analyses to public construc- tion projects. Factoring efforts on behalf of Chaney Enterprises and the industry, the NRMCA Promotion Committee views Tripp as a "true champion of ready mixed concrete." Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete As- sociation Executive Director Finley Mes- sick received the in- augural State Affli- ate Promoter of the Year Award. NRMCA Promotion Commit- tee members note his successes both in promotion and education, manifested in public and private projects across Kentucky bearing pervious concrete pavements—more than 1 million square feet installed thus far in Messick's eight-year KRMCA tenure. The Construction Industry Alliances Committee named Tennessee Concrete Association recipient of the State Asso- ciation of the Year Award, honoring groups for contribu- tions to the industry in the areas of re- search, education, advocacy and promotion. TCA earned the award through a wide range of programs and strategies, including "2013 Week of Concrete," a fve-day educational event spanning decorative products, performance structures and applications; development of "small-stone" pervious concrete pavement; the TCA Net Zero Building, using the associ- ation campus to test a structure's energy effciency and other performance features, while engaging Middle Tennessee State Uni- versity staff and students in research and observation. TCA Executive Director Alan Sparkman was on hand for the award. NEWS SCOPE ORGANIZATIONS National Ready Mixed Concrete Association committees and divisions honored one pro- ducer, two state affliates, and 10 individu- als in 2014 awards, the recipients announced last month in Las Vegas during the group's annual convention. Highlighting an awards breakfast was the Operations, Environmental & Safety Committee's (OES) recognition of the NRM- CA Drivers of the Year: Southern Concrete Materials' Garland Sorrells, Asheville, N.C., frst place; and, Cemex's Hector Aguilera, Fairfeld, Calif., and Mike Vineyard, Ontario, Calif., second and third place, respectively ("Front Line Excellence," Concrete Products, March, pages 26-27). Henry Batten, president and CEO of Charlotte, N.C.- based Concrete Supply Co. and past (2010) NRMCA chairman, re- ceived the William B. Allen Award for outstanding lead- ership and com- mitment to high standards in business acumen. The NRMCA Business Administration Committee presents the award, named in honor of a longtime mem- ber and one of forerunners in modern manage- ment methods for ready mixed concrete. The OES Com- mittee presented the 2014 Joseph E. Carpenter Award to Irving Materials Director of Environ- mental, Safety & Health Terry Jones. Established in 1988 and named in honor of a Rinker Mate- rials manager instrumental in the NRMCA Committee on Maintenance—OES forerun- ner—the award is presently annually to individuals for lifetime contribution to the ready mixed concrete industry, with empha- sis on OES activities. Members acknowledge Jones' dedication across the main commit- tee and its task forces; they especially credit his role in developing the widely subscribed National Mixer Driver Championship, staged in conjunction with NRMCA's fall Con- creteWorks Confer- ence and Expo. Redi-Mix Con- crete LLC, the fag- ship Texas business of U.S. Concrete Inc., received the Manufacturers, Prod- ucts & Services Di- vision's Concrete Cares Award, recognizing NRMCA producers for projects beneftting local communities. Redi-Mix Concrete continues to sponsor a golf tournament for the Clayton Dabney Foundation, which supports families of ter- minally ill children; the 18 th Charity Classic raised $92,000 and saw more than 100 employees donate 1,000-plus hours. Redi-Mix Vice Presi- dent of Business De- velopment William "Buck" Weatherby was on hand to ac- cept the award. The Research, Engineering & Stan- dards Committee presented 40-year NRMCA veteran Gary Mullings, senior vice president of Operations and Compliance, the Richard D. Gaynor Award, named for a longtime NRMCA and National Aggregates Association peer. The award acknowledges excellence in all facets of RES activities, which Mullings has demonstrated since joining the associa- tion's College Park, Md., Research Laboratory in 1974. Promoter of the Year honors went to Chaney Enterprises' Steve Tripp, who has de- veloped a continuing education program un- NRMCA committee awards salute business success, industry contributions CHAIRMAN'S CHOICE Chaney Enterprises CEO William Childs IV presented the 2014 NRMCA Chairman's Award to Jose "Pepe" Cancio Sr. of Florida-based Central Concrete Super- mix, reflecting a history of industry and associ- ation contributions. Accepting the award, the Cuba native expressed deep appreciation for the United States and the ready mixed concrete busi- ness. The awards breakfast was among the associ- ation activities Childs oversaw prior to concluding his NRMCA chairman's term. Henry Batten Terry Jones Gary Mullings Steve Tripp Finley Messick Alan Sparkman Buck Weatherby Concrete Products April 2014.indd 27 4/1/2014 11:39:01 AM

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