The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is now accepting applications for its 2012 Excellence in Quality Award competition. Open to NRMCA producer members, the award provides a basis to recognize those companies that strive for continuous improvement through their quality initiatives. It provides reasonable goals for those concrete producers interested in elevating their own quality management systems.
A company must be an NRMCA producer member in good standing to participate. Companies can enter as a company or a division. Applicants are asked to respond to a multiple-choice type application form that generates their score, which will then be judged. Companies or divisions that achieve a score of 75% or greater will be recognized at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo, scheduled for September 15-18 just outside Washington, DC. The deadline for receiving completed award applications is Saturday, June 30.
There are several advantages to participating in this award program:
1. It provides recognition to the companies that maintain high quality standards.
2. The award criteria can serve as an excellent quality improvement tool for companies.
3. Companies have used the award criteria for conducting internal quality audits.
The 2012 award application form features some changes from the previous years, based on quality-related discussions by NRMCA’s Research, Engineering and Standards Committee. Entry materials can be found on the NRMCA’s website, along with a link to download the award submission form and a listing of past award winners. Completed award forms should be e-mailed in the original Excel format along with required supporting documentation to Karen Bean at email@example.com.