The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has announced the winners of its 2013 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards. Winning producers have demonstrated that they followed and exceeded quality management principles over a broad range of activities from commitment to quality, materials management, managing production facilities, product quality control and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. The winners were honored on September 23 during the awards luncheon at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks and Board of Directors’ Meeting outside Las Vegas.

Category A (annual production exceeding 1 million cubic yards): ARGOS USA, SC RMX - Area 4 ARGOS USA, SC RMX - Area 5 CEMEX Florida Division, East Region CEMEX Northern California Cemstone Products Company GCC America Ready Mix & Aggregates Division Vulcan Materials Company, East Region NOVA/DC Concrete Vulcan Materials Company, South Region Florida Rock

Category B (annual production from 250,000 to 1 million cubic yards): Aggregate Industries Northeast Region ARGOS USA, SE RMX - Area 1 ARGOS USA, SE RMX - Area 2 ARGOS USA, SE RMX - Area 3 CalPortland Nevada Region CEMEX Carolinas Chandler Concrete Co., Inc. Chaney Enterprises Concrete Supply Co., Heritage Division Irving Materials Inc., imi South Division Irving Materials Inc., imi Southwest Division Preferred Materials, Inc., Oldcastle Southern Group Tarmac America LLC, A Titan America Business Titan Virginia Ready-Mix LLC Northern Region

Category C (annual production less than 250,000 cubic yards): ARGOS USA, SC RMX - Area 6 Powhatan Ready Mix Titan America/Titan Viginia Ready Mix, Southern Region (TVRM SOVA) Western Rock Products, Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division

The criteria for this award were established by NRMCA’s Research Engineering and Standards Committee to recognize the commitment to quality of NRMCA member companies. Companies applied either as a single entity or a division within a company and responded to a multiple-choice type application form that generated their scores; a minimum score of 75% with supporting validation qualified a company to receive an award.

Founded in 1930, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s mission is to represent the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, advocacy, education and partnering. NRMCA represents over 1,500 manufacturers of concrete and 50+ state affiliate organizations. Approximately 85% of NRMCA’s members are classic American family-owned small businesses.