Ready-mix operations turning green

I recently received a press release announcing an agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) to develop and promote environmental management tools to help ready mixed concrete plants comply with their Clean Water Act obligations. This is one of many positive steps the concrete industry has been taking in the green direction. In addition, the NRMCA has a webpage that brings together all its "green industry" resources, and recently made available a CD-ROM containing reports and articles about sustainability and concrete. The "Research in Support of Sustainable Development.â€CD is available through the NRMCA's research and education arm by contacting Jennifer LeFevre at 240-485-1151 or at