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Chairman's Report - Greener Pastures

Allen Hamblen is 2015 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Chairman

By Steven Prokopy

26 Allen 150For the last two or three years, economic forecasts have indicated that things are looking quite promising for the construction industry in general, and the concrete industry specifically, with demand for product increasing year-after-year for at least the next decade. In terms of both product and information, the ready mixed industry could not be more prepared, according to National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Chairman Allen Hamblen, president & CEO of CalPortland Co.


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Specifying Strength

30 Mike 1502015 American Concrete Pipe Association Chairman: Sherman-Dixie’s Michael Kusch

By Don Marsh


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Front Line Excellence

33 Logo 150The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 19th Annual Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year program recognizes two industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees across the country. The NRMCA Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh nominees’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an on- or off-road accident, and colleague or customer testimonials. Judges awarded Driver of the Year honor to Eastern Concrete Materials’ Edward “Eddie” Rieper and Runner-Up honor to Concrete Supply Co.’s Henry “Pete” Scarborough. NRMCA-affiliated Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau will award Rieper $5,000, and Scarborough $1,000. Both drivers will be formally honored this month during the NRMCA Annual Convention in Orlando.


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