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Assembly Required

Over the second weekend of 2018, lead contractor Barton Malow Co. of Southfield, Mich., mustered 131 tradesmen at the Arlington, Texas, Hilton Garden Inn for a continuous, 6,470-yd. pour, yielding what the project team and owner dubbed the Texas Mega Slab: A 256,000-sq.-ft. expanse of 8-in. thick, steel fiber-reinforced concrete, placed and finished in under 1.5 days, at the GM Arlington Assembly Plant.

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Front Line Excellence

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 22nd 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 Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh nominees’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an accident, and colleague or customer testimonials.

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MMC Materials’ Rodney Grogan leads NRMCA in 2018

New brands and digital products serving key building or pavement markets, coupled with allied group collaboration, have the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association set to sustain recent successes in membership, market and workforce development, plus advocacy at federal, state and local levels.