Concrete Products

MAR 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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34 • March 2018 www.concreteproducts.com ORGANIZATIONS The Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Associ- ation has named 35-year industry veteran Brad Stevenson as executive director, setting the stage for the recently chartered group to be fully functioning in 2018. "After years of being involved with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Associa - tion and taking a look at the needs in the Wasatch Front and northern Utah, we realized that we needed to have a greater presence in the state to let people know the values of ready-mixed concrete," says URMCA Chairman and Geneva Rock Products Vice President Jay Ritchie. "Producers and suppliers are bonding together as an organization in order to have a staff of people who can be involved daily to promote the usage and benefits of ready-mixed concrete." "We've talked about having our own association for years," adds URMCA Director BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS and Jack B. Parson Cos. President Bob Rowberry. "The goal is to promote ready- mixed concrete products. With the NRMCA and local presidents' support, I think we'll eventually see a bigger push toward the use of concrete." URMCA membership encompasses most area producers and allied suppliers, and in the future may see the addition of associate members, including concrete contractors. In addition to Geneva Rock Products and Jack B. Parson Cos., other producers represented on the association's board are Altaview Con- crete, Ash Grove Cement, Holcim (US) and Mountain Cement. The Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association plans a comprehensive "Build With Strength" campaign promoting the versatile uses of concrete in construction to the state's architectural, design and engi- neering communities. "[It] is modeled after the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association campaign and showcases the latest projects, trends and technologies in the ready mixed concrete industry," says CRMCA President Kevin Miller (Tilcon Connecticut). "The mission of CRMCA is to promote the use of ready mixed concrete and innovative construction products and technologies in the state of Connecticut. We have an extensive library of case studies detailing unique construction projects utilizing concrete, [and] a number of qualified personnel from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association to make presentations to the design community." "We have a wealth of tools to educate Connecticut construction specifiers and those involved with the design and engi- neering of multi-story buildings, commercial office buildings and infrastructure," adds Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council Executive Director Dominic Di Cenzo. "We will be using case studies, infographics and video to promote the Connecticut Build With Strength campaign via social media, press releases and educational events." The American Concrete Institute has pre- sented HNTB Corp. Materials Engineer Brian Cresenzi the ACI Construction Award. It recognizes his role in concrete production, testing and evaluation, especially relating to construction of the Hudson River-cross- ing New NY Bridge, designed for a 100-year service life and succeeding the Tappan Zee Bridge. Cresenzi has been an active ACI member since 1999. LafargeHolcim Senior Technical Ser- vice Engineer Wayne Wilson, Ohio Concrete Vice President and Director of Engineering Thomas Rozsits and Concrete Construction Call or visit the concrete mixing/blending specialists • Complete color dispersion • Complete discharge • Lowest power per amount mixed • Extreme abrasion resistance • No internal bearings/seals • 1-600 cu ft • Mix dry and/or wet materials • Minimal residual upon discharge • Greatest versatility • Shear produces smooth pastes/slurries • 1-1150 cu ft ©2018 Munson Machinery Co., Inc. MUNSON® is a registered trademark of Munson Machinery Co., Inc. ROTARY BATCH MIXER RIBBON/PADDLE/ PLOW BLENDER FF-1129

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