Concrete Products

APR 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 32 of 71 April 2018 • 31 Paving Division, DAP has helped him convert from asphalt to concrete nearly 50 percent of 36 pavement projects submitted for review and cost estimates. PROMOTER OF THE YEAR–STATE AFFILIATE The Promotion Committee honors Massachusetts Concrete & Aggre- gate Producers Association Executive Director Craig Dauphinais as State Affiliate Promoter of 2018, recog- nizing his work with NRMCA, the American Concrete Pavement Asso- ciation and other state affiliates to develop life-cycle cost legislation— inherently friendly to concrete. The committee credits his work the Massachusetts Department of Trans- portation, Bay State Roads program, University Training Center, state lawmakers, and 50-plus towns and cities. Late last year, he arranged for industry representatives to tes- tify before a panel of legislators in support of Bill S1966, addressing life-cycle costs for long-term pavement solutions. JOHN ROBERTS The Promotion Committee presented Larry Gibbes with the John Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership, dedication and achievement in support of concrete promotion, especially in his Caro- linas Ready Mixed Concrete Association duties. "Larry's tireless efforts and bulldog approach to promoting with a never-give-up attitude stand as a testimonial to all in the industry," committee members note. As an example of his promotional ability, he helped convice the City of Charlotte Engineering Department to accept a concrete paving alternate for a new local road that designed in asphalt. Gibbes took city engineers on a tour of old concrete roads and provided decades of concrete road maintenance records, resulting in a switch to concrete specs and delivery of 14,000-plus yd. STATE ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR The Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association received the NRMCA State Association of 2018 award—a second consecutive year for the honor. The award recognizes CRM- CA's presentation of five Build With Strength seminars, drawing 250- plus industry personnel; helping to host and annual event for federal and state legislators; providing ACI Field 1 Concrete Testing Technician certification through a partnership with Colorado State University; col- laborating with the Metropolitan Government Pavement Engineers Council to update common mix design requirements; and, developing a video for concrete field testing education. Accepting the award was CRMCA Executive Director Todd Ohlheiser. 2017 NRMCA Chairman Scott Parson honored McNeilus Companies' Senior Vice President Tom Harris, who is transitioning from day- to-day management to a special projects role after 38 years in mixer truck engineering, pro- duction and sales. Beginning in the 1980s, Harris was inte- gral to extended axle mixer truck develop- ment, and followed up with similar contribu- tion to the Sliding Mixer System, a trailer model enabling ready mixed producers to deliver 11-yd. and larger loads. Harris has served in many capacities within NRMCA and the Truck Mixer Man- ufacturers Bureau, and received the 2013 Joseph E. Carpenter Award. CHAIRMAN HONORS A MCNEILUS TRUCK INSTITUTION Tom Harris (left) and Scott Parson PHOTOS: Concrete Products Craig Dauphinais Larry Gibbes Todd Ohlheiser NEWS SCOPE NRMCA AWARDS

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