2007 Fall Conference Attendee Brochure 9



2007 Fall Conference Attendee Brochure 9
The OES Forum & Expo is co-located with the Business Administration Conference.
Since 1974, the NRMCA Operations, Environmental and Safety (OES) Forum has been THE
Training and Education Event for Ready Mixed Concrete Operations Professionals! The National
Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s “OES Forum & Expo” is an event built around seminars and
tours designed specifically for ready mixed concrete fleet, plant, safety and environmental
professionals. The OES Forum & Expo is a terrific networking opportunity. Attendees interact with
hundreds of industry professionals from around the country. Return with new contacts and ideas that
you can use to enhance your company’s efficiency and profitability!
Since 1958, the NRMCA Business Administration Conference (BAC) has been THE Training and
Education Event for Ready Mixed Concrete Finance, HR and Information Technology
Professionals! The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s “BAC” is the only industry-specific
education event where ready mixed concrete finance, sales, human resources and information technology
professionals can gain insight into the financial health and economics of industry performance. Seminars
provide information and practical solutions that producers can implement to improve business operations,
gain efficiencies and enhance the bottom line.
Pointe South Mountain Resort: With the majestic South Mountain as its
backdrop, the Four-Diamond Pointe South Mountain Resort features 640
spacious suites. With six unique dining experiences and award-winning
recreational amenities such as golf, tennis, spa and over 60 miles of biking
and horseback riding, Pointe South Mountain Resort has something for
The fun doesn't end with great golf and tennis at our Phoenix resort! Pointe South Mountain Resort
is also home to Oasis, Arizona's ultimate water park adventure. Voted in the "Top Ten" by the
Travel Channel, The Oasis Water Park makes Pointe South Mountain Resort one of the most
thrilling water park hotels in Arizona and the country.
Please make hotel reservations directly with the hotel AND submit your conference registration form directly to
NRMCA. Register with the hotel early and mention the “NRMCA Fall Conference” to receive the group rate of
$187/night plus tax. The cutoff date to obtain that rate for hotel reservations is October 2, 2007.
Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Reservation guarantee – a deposit equal
to one night’s room & tax is due for each confirmed room at the time the reservation is made. Hotel
cancellation policy: No penalty if cancellation is made more than 48 hours in advance.
For additional information
Registration & Hotel Information:
NRMCA c/o Meetings Dept. · Ph (240) 485-1156
Toll Free: (888) 84NRMCA · Fax: (301) 565-8200
E-mail: [email protected]
Exhibitor Information:
Frank Cavaliere · Ph: (240) 485-1141
Fax: (301) 587-1605
E-mail: [email protected]
Pointe South Mountain Resort
7777 South Pointe Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 602-438-9000
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
October 27
– 3:00 pm
– 4:00 pm
– 5:00 pm
– 4:30 pm
– 5:30 pm
Great opportunities for learning, meeting and more.
OES Committee Meeting
*TMMB Meeting
Educational Activities Committee Meeting
*Manufacturers Division Board
Manufacturers Division General Session
Sunday, October 28
6:30 am – 6:30 pm
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
8:00 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
National Mixer Driver Championship
BAC Meeting
Exhibitor Move-In
Golf Tournament
National Mixer Driver Championship Written Exam
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
Monday, October 29
6:30 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Opening General Session
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
Driver Leadership Workshop Part 1
RES Committee/P2P Meeting
OES General Session
BAC Seminars (3 concurrent sessions)
Awards Luncheon
BAC General Session
OES Producer to Producer (3 concurrent sessions)
Driver Leadership Workshop Part 2
BAC Seminars (3 concurrent sessions)
Networking Break
New Products Seminar
Reception in Exhibit Hall
Fall Conference Dinner
Exhibitor Break-Down
Tuesday, October 30
6:30 am – 10:30 am
7:00 am – 8:00 am
7:00 am – 8:00 am
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
8:00 am – 9:00 am
8:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:15 am
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
12:45 pm – 4:30 pm
* denotes closed meeting
Registration Desk Open
Continental Breakfast
*BAC Meeting
RES Committee Meeting
BAC Seminars (3 concurrent sessions)
OES General Session
BAC Seminars (3 concurrent sessions)
Closing General Session
Tours (local attraction, ready mixed and aggregate plants)
Monday, October 29th 8:00 am-10:00 am
A View from Washington
Howard Fineman, Senior Washington Correspondent and Political Columnist for Newsweek.
As one of America’s foremost political reporters, Howard Fineman breaks down
Washington's latest political developments into manageable pieces in order to discuss
their impact on our industry. With humor and insight, he will lead us through an
animated discussion of the current issues affecting our nation today, answer questions
concerning the most pressing political issues in Washington, and offer predictions for
what’s to come on Capitol Hill.
Housing....This is Going to be BIG!
Chris Nelson, Editor, Housing Policy Debate and Professor of Urban Affairs and
Planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
By 2030, it is estimated that about half of the buildings in which Americans live, work
and shop will have been built after 2000 and that the U.S. will need about 127 billion
square feet of newly built and replacement space to accommodate growth projections
(mostly residential). While these projections may seem overwhelming, they also
demonstrate that nearly half of what will be built by 2030 doesn't even exist yet, giving the current
generation a vital opportunity to reshape future growth and development strategies. The challenge for
our industry is to create the right market and regulatory climates to accommodate this growth in more
sustainable and concrete ways.
Tuesday, October 30th 10:15 am-12:15 pm
Employment Law Nightmares
Jay D. St. Clair, Partner, Bradley Arant Rose & White, LLP
Don’t lose any more sleep! Jay will count down the “Top 9” reasons for employment
lawsuits in this extremely informative and entertaining session. As he works his way
toward #1, you might be surprised by the common mistakes that made the list. Jay
represents employers in virtually all matters arising in the workplace, including
discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour regulation; occupational
safety and health law; labor management relations; and workers’ compensation.
Do Right, Don’t Screw Up and Finish Strong!
Clebe McClary, recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts
That is the mission statement Clebe McClary lives by. On his 19th recon patrol, deep in
hostile territory in Vietnam, Clebe and his Marine unit engaged in hand-to-hand combat
with the enemy. Suffering devastating injuries, including the loss of his left arm and left
eye, Clebe continued to lead his men. Two years in military hospitals, more than 30
major surgeries to retain usage of the remainder of his body and countless hours of
physical therapy attest to his belief that any mission assigned should be accomplished in a superior
manner, no matter what the obstacles. His message of courage, determination and dedication is the
“kick in the pants” we all need to remember that with the right attitude, all things are possible.
All seminars are tentative and subject to change
Monday, October 29, 2007
Opening General Session
8:00 am – 10:00 am
A View from Washington… Howard Fineman from Newsweek… Don’t miss it!
Housing … This is going to be Big!
OES Seminars
10:30 am – 11:15 am
The Chairman's’ Point of View… A panel of OES Chairs tell their stories!
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Your Environmental Crystal Ball… get ready, the regulators are coming!
Business Seminars
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Integrity is Good for Business
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Alternatives to Rising Fuel Costs
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enterprise Applications… How Do you REALLY get Results?
Awards Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Environmental, Quality and Training awards.
Business General Session
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Customer Service Excellence… Ritz Carlton tells us how.
Producer to Producer Operations Seminars
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm
It takes a thief!… We had one and here’s how we found out!
1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
115 Degrees In the Shade...You think you know about hot weather concreting?
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Ice Truckers… Hear from the experts about cold weather concrete!
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Fleet Graphics… Your Vote Counts… and you vote here!
2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
Driving School...Home grown.
Producer to Producer Environmental Seminars
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Would you like fries with that?… Hear what this producer is putting in his fuel tanks.
1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
Environmental View From The Top… The nation’s largest producer tells its story
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Smog Eating Concrete? … Could this be the next big thing for cities?
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
What is a Sustainable Concrete Plant?… Do you know the definition?
2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
Wildlife Habitats at Ready Mix Plants… It’s not just animals.
Producer to Producer Safety Seminars
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm
In-Cab Cameras… It has changed the way we all drive.
1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Simulator… The latest from producers.
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Hex Chrome… Jobsite Alert… Are you ready for OSHA’s initiative?
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Code Level Red!… Security at your plant… Is it what it should be?
2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
ABCs of Safety… Sometimes you have to go back to basics to move forward.
Business Seminars
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Products Seminar
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Industry Data Survey Review… The results are in!
The Shifting Role of the CFO… How do you cope?
Concrete 101… Returns by popular demand.
What’s the latest thing for the ready mixed concrete industry?… Find out here!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
OES General Session
8:00 am –10:00 am
From Good to Great… Keep your premiums down and your work force up!
Commitment to Sustainability…What the Walmarts of the world expects.
Business Seminars
8:00 am – 9:00 am
How to Sell When Price is the Only Thing… Value your product!
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Legal Perils of Purchase Orders… Learn how to protect yourself.
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Emerging Issues In Accounting… What’s new that affects you?
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Concrete 102… Now that you know the basics…
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Why Businesses Fail… Learn why so you don’t.
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Drivers… Why should they work for us instead of UPS?
Closing General Session
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Employment Law Nightmares… Count down “Top 9”
Do Right, Don’t Screw Up and Finish Strong!
12:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Box Lunch on Buses provided for Tour Participants
Taliesin West Tour… Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home (Additional Fee)
Maricopa Ready Mix… Concrete Desert Style
Aggregate Production… Keep on Rocking
Fall Conference Expo: The central meeting place for the conference once again will be the Fall
Conference Expo hall, with more than 18,000 square feet of exhibit space for
companies to showcase the latest technologies, products, and services for the
ready mixed concrete industry. Don’t miss your chance to be among the best!
Last year’s Expo brought a record number of exhibitors to ready mixed concrete
professionals in Orlando. This year, another record number is expected. Sign
up for your space today and network with the leaders of the industry in October!
Fall Conference Exhibitor Information: Frank Cavaliere, Exhibit Manager
240.485.1141 fax: 301.567.1605 [email protected]
Producer to Producer Seminars: Divided into three tracks, Operations, Environmental & Safety,
these seminars run concurrently. The ground rules for the seminars are simple: 1) all presenters
must be employed by ready mixed concrete producers, and 2) each presentation will conclude
promptly at the end of 20 minutes. The seminars will center on success stories. Attendees will be
able to apply these ideas and lessons learned into their own ready mixed concrete operations.
BAC Seminars: These seminars provide valuable insight into trends and business techniques to improve
overall performance of RMC producers. RMC industry leaders and professionals from other industries
tackle critical business issues in these sessions and offer practical solutions and proven approaches to get
the desired positive effects from your operations. These sessions are fast paced and packed full of
practical information that will surely help producers raise the bar in their companies.
New Products Seminars: The Fall Conference will include a New Products Seminar in a general
session for all attendees on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 29. This ninety-minute session will be a
collection of short presentations on new, cutting edge equipment and services available to the
ready mixed concrete industry. Any Expo exhibitor interested in presenting should contact NRMCA’s
Frank Cavaliere (Phone: 240.485.1141) or [email protected]
Tours: Buses will be leaving the hotel at 12:45 pm on Tuesday to visit the Maricopa Ready Mix
plant, a state-of-the-art facility designed for desert concreting. The group will then proceed to an
adjacent aggregate production facility for a tour of its operations. An alternate option to the free
tour is a professional tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Taliesin West. There are a limited
number of seats available for this tour. An additional fee applies for this tour.
National Mixer Driver Championship: Sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, the 2nd
Annual National Mixer Driver Championship will be
conducted in conjunction with the conference. More
than 40 drivers from around the country will compete
for the title "Best of the Best". Watch the Challenge
Course competition on
Sunday morning Oct. 28th
just outside the hotel. The winners of the competition will be announced at
the Monday Night Dinner!
Golf: Once again the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation will be holding its
fund-raising golf tournament in conjunction with the conference. Golf starts
promptly at 12:30 pm, Sunday, October 28, at the Raven Golf Club at South
Mountain, just minutes from the hotel. Please contact Jennifer LeFevre at
240.485.1151 or [email protected] for golf registration and
sponsorship opportunities.
2007 NRMCA Fall Conference & Expo, October 28-30, 2007
NRMCA Meetings Department
(301) 565-8200
NRMCA c/o SunTrust Bank
PO Box 79433
Baltimore, MD 21279
REGISTRANT INFORMATION (One registrant per form. Please type or print clearly.)
First Name
Last Name
Mailing Address
Zip/Postal Code
Spouse Name (If Attending)
Hotel (if NOT Pointe South Mountain)
Arrival Date
Departure Date
Emergency Contact Name
PAYMENT INFORMATION—Registration will not be processed without payment.
□ Advance Registration
September 8 — October 17, 2007
□ Late Registration
After October 17, 2007
Member Delegate
Non-Member Delegate
Member Spouse/Guest
Non-Member Spouse/Guest
Member Delegate
Non-Member Delegate
Member Spouse/Guest
Non-Member Spouse/Guest
□ MasterCard
□ Dinner (No charge for registered attendees
□ Industry Tour (No charge for registered attendees) #____
□ Taliesin West Tour ($35 per person)
□ American Express
□ Check (US Dollars, payable to NRMCA)
Card Number___________________________________________________________________ Expiration Date______________________
Name on Card (print)___________________________________________ Signature_____________________________________________
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Please be sure to complete ALL information below.
__ Business Administration/Finance/HR/IT
__ Operations, Environmental & Safety
__Operations, Environmental & Safety
__Business Administration
__Research/Engineering/Standards (P2P)
3. JOB TITLE (Select ONE)
__Vice President
__Other _________________
4. BY AREA (Select ALL that apply)
__Human Resources
__Information Technology
__Technical Services
__Marketing/Promotion/Concrete Markets
__Customer Service
__Other ___________________
__ Both
__Concrete Promotion
__Equipment Manufacturer/Dealer
__Materials Supplier
__Other ___________________
__ 10 or less
__ 101-250
__ 11-50
__ 251-500
__ 51-100
__ 501 or more
(if applicable)
__ 5 or less
__ 31-75
__ 6-15
__ 76-100
__ 101 or more
__ First Time
__ 5-7 years
__ 2-4 years
__ More than 7
IMPORTANT—REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICIES—Registrations received without payment will not be processed. All on-site registrants will be accepted on a
space-available basis and must include payment. Registrants from outside the US are encouraged to pay by credit card. Cancellations received in writing to NRMCA’s
Meetings Department on or before October 12 are subject to a $75 fee. No refunds for cancellations after October 12. Substitutions in writing to NRMCA’s Meetings
Department will be accepted. NRMCA cannot accept new registrations at headquarters after October 22, 2007—on-site registration will be available for last-minute registrations.
NRMCA reserves the right to close event registration in order not to exceed venue capacity. 2007 Forum Exhibitors should use exhibitor registration form—contact NRMCA’s
Frank Cavaliere at 240-485-1141 to request Expo registration information.
900 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD

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