The Power of Associations-Building a Brighter Future in Concrete Together


On this episode of Tennessee Concrete Conversations, host Alan Sparkman is joined by Amanda Muller, Director of Membership Engagement at the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA). Amanda worked for over six years with the Concrete Industry Management Program in California before joining the NRMCA. She discusses the importance of industry partners working together and how associations enable them to accomplish things that no single company could achieve alone.

NRMCA is a leading concrete industry association focused on building a platform where members and prospects feel welcome. In this episode, Amanda shares her background in the industry, and the two discuss the importance of industry partners working together under the umbrella of associations. Amanda also highlights the NRMCA's focus on education, particularly through their Workforce Development Initiative, which helps attract and retain talented individuals in the industry. The NRMCA provides several resources, including the Developing Industry Leaders Group, which offers a year-long program for future industry leaders.

Alan and Amanda also discuss the success of the Concrete Industry Management programs and the collective efforts of industry partners who have come together. The two share insights into the importance of committee work in associations and highlight the synergy between state affiliates and the national organization - diving into how the NRMCA does an excellent job representing its members at the federal level. Alan and Amanda touch on ConcreteWorks, taking place in Nashville at the end of September. The event will include the National Truck Rodeo, an exciting event showcasing concrete truck drivers' skills. Amanda provides listeners with valuable insights into the benefits of being part of an association in the concrete industry and how it can help uplift the industry.

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