The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Manufacturers, Products & Services Division is the proud sponsor of the Annual Concrete Cares Award, recognizing ready mixed concrete producers’ commitment to community service. At the annual MPS Division Membership Meeting in September, representatives decided to expand the program to honor two producers in 2015 in order to recognize the full scope of ready mixed concrete producers’ community service. The two Concrete Cares Awards in 2015 – one for a producer member company producing fewer than 250,000 cyds annually and a second award for a producer member company producing over 250,000 cyds will be presented during the Annual Awards Breakfast at NRMCA’s 2015 Annual Convention in Orlando, March 1-3, 2015. Ready mixed concrete producers that are members of NRMCA are eligible for nomination. To view past honorees and the application/nomination process, click here.

With ready mixed concrete plants in almost every community in America, NRMCA member companies are making a real difference. From Earth Day celebrations, to organized volunteering for Boys & Girls Clubs, local schools and recreation departments, to raising awareness for breast cancer screenings, ready mixed producers are at work every day in their communities. The Concrete Cares Award aims to recognize these efforts and shine a national spotlight on the positive impact ready mixed concrete companies have in hometowns across the nation. A donation in the name of the selected honorees will be made to the charity of their choice.

As a supplier to the industry, you and your colleagues are often invited to participate in community events sponsored by rmc producers. I encourage you to pass along the invitation to apply for the two 2015 awards to your ready mixed concrete producer customers.

Nomination forms and supporting materials should be sent to Kathleen Carr-Smith, senior vice president, membership and communications, via e-mail at or mail to 900 Spring Street, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. Nominations must be received by January 5, 2015 for consideration.