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Two days in College Station

image The first day of TACA’s Short Course ended with a panel discussion relating to concrete truck safety and reducing rollovers within the industry. L-R: Paul Stalter, Cemex; Kerri Todd, Burnco Texas; Rick Welton and James Welch, Martin Marietta

HOUSTON - The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) hosted its 2017 Short Course Mar. 2-3 at Cavalry Court in College Station with 57 attendees from across the state.

    The two-day conference hosted several educational seminars and includ-ed a golf tournament at the Traditions Club, a sporting clay shoot at the Tonkaway Ranch, a mountain biking trip, a private winery tour, and a networking reception.
    On the first day, Gary Mullings, National Ready Mixed Concrete Associ-ation, (NRMCA), spoke about workforce development in the ready-mixed con-crete industry, and Rick Kolster, Peak Performance Group, got everyone thinking about generational changes and how they affect how business is done today.
    On the second day, Melissa Fitts, Westward Environmental, and Chris Pepper, Winstead PC, discussed recent changes to the Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants. Also, John Smart, Winstead PC, reviewed changes to laws affecting human resources, and Dr. Mark Dotzour, real estate economist and former chief economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, was the final speaker. –mh

Golf Winners

1st: Brad Bowman and Shaun Griffin, Allied Concrete; Doug Ulsh, Sika Corporation
2nd: Jack Langston, Quality Trucking; Shane Bass, Hanson Aggregates; Eric Reinhart, Trinity Lightweight; Brian Skomp, United Rentals
3rd: Rob Van Til, River Aggregates; Joey Biasatti, Austin Materials; Mike Bess, Vulcan Materials; Ryan Miley, Alleyton Resource
 
Sporting Clay Winners
1st: Joe Mathia, Martin Marietta
2nd: Jorge Hinojosa, Bexar Concrete Works I
3rd: Frank Koy, Koy Concrete


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