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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46 • March 2018 www.concreteproducts.com CHAIRMAN'S REPORT RODNEY GROGAN, NRMCA SOUND RESULTS Advocating for resilient construction is not confined to federal agency standards or projects. NRMCA-backed policy changes in Washington, D.C., instill sound-construc- tion methods at the state and local levels as lawmakers and FEMA officials cope with the skyrocketing costs taxpayers incur to help rebuild in areas where officials fail to adopt or enforce current building codes. Whether it's a push for resilient construc- tion, Build With Strength or Pave Ahead, NRMCA resources are increasingly steered to promotion. "It has taken us as an industry to make the shift, but we have had to become more promotion driven, not just a service and order-taking business like we had lead- ing into the recession," says Grogan, who soon after arriving at MMC Materials con- fronted a market drop forcing a 35 percent mixer fleet and headcount cut. Like many peers, MMC Materials has emerged from 2009-2012 a stronger business. "Through my participation in NRMCA, I have been able to process issues with individuals who have helped me make our company better," Grogan affirms. "I would not have had that oppor- tunity if I had not taken the time to be engaged with NRMCA. Involvement with the association is one of those things everyone looks back on and questions 'What's in it for me? For my company?' I can attest that I have seen some real advantage and gain through being active in NRMCA." "We save thousands with Solimar aerators." – Jerry Hayes, Ingram Ready-Mix Save on material costs and load faster with Solimar aerators. Cement flows freely when fluidized with our system that is easy to retrofit to existing silos, bins or hoppers. Weigh-ups go faster when constituent materials are fluidized with Solimar aerators. Material Aeration Wall Vibration Compressed Air DISTRIBUTORS WANTED Bring the Solimar cost-savings to your customers. One of the latest additions to the MMC Materials mixer fleet, proudly sporting an NRM- CA-backed coalition's message to the low- to mid-rise building market, was dispatched to a company truck rodeo.

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