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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www.concreteproducts.com March 2018 • 45 NATIONAL READY MIXED CONCRETE ASSOCIATION At-A-Gl A nce The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has been the lead industry advocate inside the Washington, D.C., Beltway since 1930. It works on behalf of producers, suppliers, manufacturers, service providers and other industry stakeholders through codes and standards development, promotion, and education activities to ensure ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice. Now in its eighth decade, NRMCA advances producer interests by tracking and influencing federal, state and local governments' impact on the industry; developing and implementing product enhancements and market strategies; and, offering a wide range of workforce development pro- grams. It partners with state or regional associations on promotion and market development efforts, along with legislative and regulatory concerns. To improve member service and industry outreach, NRMCA has recently structured staff within Compliance & Operations, Concrete Promotion, Engineering, Government Affairs, Local Paving, Marketing, Membership/Communications, and Structures & Sustainability Departments or Divi- sions. Senior staff members act as liaisons to these newly formed or legacy committees: Promtion; Government Affairs; Memberships; Research, Engineering and Standards; Safety, Environmental and Operations; and, Workforce Development. Robert Garbini, P.E., is president of NRMCA, 900 Spring St., Silver Spring, MD 20910; 301/587-1400 or 888/84NRMCA; www.nrmca.org. CHAIRMAN Rodney Grogan President MMC Materials Inc. Ridgeland, Mississippi VICE CHAIRMAN William Sandbrook President and CEO U.S. Concrete Inc. Euless, Texas IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Scott Parson President Oldcastle Materials West Division Ogden, Utah "resilient construction" definition—aug- menting the Build With Strength coalition and advancing long-held association posi- tions on sound-construction practice. The newly passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 formally applies resilient construc- tion practice to the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development and Transportation, plus the Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Institute of Standards and Tech- nology. Provisions in the law will provide new windows of opportunity for NRMCA members and their customers. Continued on page 46 We provide ready mix concrete to our communities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Florida. We're passionate about concrete and are constantly striving to design better mixes and delivery systems so that we can leave a lasting legacy together. www.ozinga.com Y E A R S 1 9 2 8 - 2 0 1 8 CHAIRMAN'S REPORT RODNEY GROGAN, NRMCA

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