January 24, 2018
The newly formed Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association (URMCA) announces the hiring of Brad Stevenson as its Executive Director in January 2018. Stevenson has 35 years of experience working in the industry.
“After years of being involved with the NRMCA (National Ready Mixed Concrete Association) and taking a look at the needs in the Wasatch Front and in Northern Utah, we realized that we needed to have a greater presence in the state of Utah to let people know the values of ready-mixed concrete,” says Jay Ritchie, URMCA Chairman and Geneva Rock Products, Inc. Vice President, in a press release. “Ready-mixed concrete producers and suppliers are bonding together as an organization in order to have a staff of people who can be involved daily to promote the usage and benefits of ready-mixed concrete. In particular, it’s long term life, sustainability, safety, and durability.”
“We’ve talked about having our own association for years,” says Bob Rowberry, URMCA Board of Directors member and Jack B. Parson Companies President, in a press release. “The goal is to promote ready-mixed concrete products. With the NRMCA and local presidents’ support, I think we’ll eventually see a bigger push toward the use of concrete. I’m excited about it.”
The URMCA includes most of the ready-mixed producers in the area and, in the future, may include associate members, such as local contractors. Current businesses include: Geneva Rock Products, Jack B. Parson Companies, Altaview Concrete, Ash Grove Cement, Holcim, and Mountain Cement.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to bring great people together to promote this great product that we’ve all dedicated our lives to,” URMCA Vice Chair Scott Reynolds of Altaview Concrete says in the press release.
The URMCA plans to implement training seminars and workshops for the concrete community, and educate community and state legislators about ready-mixed concrete. It hopes that its partnership with the NRMCA, which was announced Oct. 4, 2017, will create a higher level of synergy with the local community.
“I am excited to see Utah’s ready mix producers join together to elevate the industry with effective training, promotion, and advocacy,” says Scott Parson, NRMCA Chairman and Staker Parson Companies President, in a press release. ”It’s especially exciting that the URMCA is the first partner association in the country.”