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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Page 48 of 75 March 2018 • 47 Based at the Clemson Plant in Seneca, S.C., Henry Craig has logged 34 years without a vehicle or on-site accident, and averaged 4,300 yards delivered over the past three years—metrics reflected in his earning of the Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association Lifetime Achieve- ment Award (2017). "He is a professional in all of his working attributes; a class act with his team leadership and an absolute pleasure to be around," notes Concrete Supply Operations Manager Todd Morris. "While striving to deliver top-quality concrete, safety has always remained the first priority for Mr. Craig. Not only does he instruct our new hires on safe driving behaviors, but on a voluntary basis, has traveled throughout our 50-plus plant network in order to actively educate our experienced professionals on proper safe driving techniques and deliver specific course material on how to effectively reduce distractions while driving a concrete mixer truck." "[Henry Craig] is diligent to observe every job to ensure that he can place the mixer truck in the appropriate location, safely, time after time," adds Concrete Supply customer and KVC Concrete owner Kevin Verner. "He maneuvers the mixer truck anywhere I need it." Responding to area communities' rise in domestic violence incidents, Craig requested that his mixer bear the graphics shown here, supporting Safe Harbor of the Upstate outreach efforts. After a plant visit, group representative Margaret Evans acknowledged the driver's creative initiative to provide such a resource to help others—and in a way her agency had not seen before. "Thank you for using your profession as a tool for change and being such a positive influence in the lives of others," she told Craig. FEATURE READY MIXED Front Line Excellence The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's 22 nd Ready Mixed Concrete Driver of the Year program recognizes three industry veterans from a pool of outstanding delivery professionals. The NRMCA Safety, Environmental and Operational Excellence Commit- tee assembled a panel of judges to weigh nominees' competence, driving skills, number of years without an accident, and colleague or customer testimonials. The NRMCA Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau will present checks of $5,000 to Driver of the Year Leonard "Glenn" Brown of (page 49) and $1,000 to Runners-Up Henry Craig of Concrete Supply (below); and, Frank Padilla of Central Concrete Supply Co. (page 48). The drivers will also be honored this month in Houston during the NRMCA 2018 Convention. As Driver of the Year program cosponsor, Concrete Products joins the association and Safety, Environmental and Operational Excellence Committee in congratulating all 2018 nominees for their professionalism, safe operating skills, teamwork, and critical role in conveying a positive message about ready mixed concrete.

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