Concrete inFocus - Summer 2013 - (Page OC10)

infocus online connections www.nrmca.org/news/connections NRMCA Driver of the Year Rayfield Harris of GCC Mid-Continent Concrete earns top honors over outstanding field of applicants Frank Cavaliere B ig jobs. Big trucks. Put both them together and you need a little bit more than your average mixer truck driver. And this year as in years past, NRMCA found just the right guy to bestow the honor of the Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year for 2013. But that’s a mouthful: allow NRMCA’s senior vice president of operations and compliance Gary Mullings to succinctly summarize Rayfield Harris of GCC Mid-Continent Concrete: “He’s the best of the best,” Mullings said at NRMCA’s Annual Convention held in March in San Antonio, TX, where Harris was given the award. A panel of industry judges selected Harris as the top driver from a group of outstanding applicants from all across the United States. Harris, whose home plant is located in downtown Tulsa, OK, was honored for his career achievements, safety record, professionalism, driving competency and customer service skills. He has worked for GCC Mid-Continent Concrete for more than nine years. “Anyone who comes in contact with Ray walks away feeling a little better about themselves,” wrote GCC’s Kim Kelly when nominating Harris for the Driver of the Year Award. Added Kevin Jackson, GCC Mid-Continent Metro/Midco district manager, “In 30 plus years in this industry, I have never seen a more dedicated employee.” As the winner of the 2013 award, Mr. Harris will receive a $5,000 check from the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau. As always, the winner of the award had to emerge over some pretty tough challengers. Tis year was no exception, with Barry Goodrich of CEMEX in Fairfield, CA, earning runner-up honors. A 15-year veteran mixer driver, Goodrich also received high praise from OC10 ı SUMMER 2013 Tulsa Driver Named Rayfield Harris of GCC Mid-Continent Concrete (center) receives the Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Award for 2013. Presenting the award are Firstname Lastname of Company Affiliation, NRMCA office (far left), Firstname Lastname of Company Affiliation, NRMCA office (second from left), Firstname Lastname of Company Affiliation, NRMCA office (second from right), and Firstname Lastname of Company Affiliation, NRMCA office (far right). his superiors. CEMEX Health and Safety Manager Aaron Autsen wrote, “Barry has gone more than 13 years without a rejected load and without an accident while averaging nearly 10,000 yards delivered over the past three years!” As runner-up, Mr. Goodrich will receive $500. NRMCA’s Driver of the Year program began in 1996 and quickly became one of the Association’s most popular awards programs, with each year’s winner invariably garnering the most applause at the annual awards ceremony held during the convention. Harris is the 17th driver to win the award. “Each year, the panel of judges has the tough- est time deciding the winner,” Mullings said. “Mixer driver are the most visible representatives of our industry. When a producer sends someone of Harris’s caliber to a jobsite, the customer will always be a happy customer.” ■ Harris with Firstname Lastname of Company Affiliation, NRMCA office. http://www.nrmca.org/news/connections http://www.nrmca.org/news/connections

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Concrete inFocus - Summer 2013

Corporate Suite
Enviroscene
From Hand Shovels to Keystrokes
Walking on Art
NRMCA’s Design Assistance Program Works for Producers
Maryland Ready Mix Producer Gives Back to Community
Structures That Last
Responsible Sourcing Through CSR Reporting
Index of Advertisers
Responsible Sourcing Through CSR Reporting
White Cement Delivers Beautiful, Profi table Mixes
Impact of Concrete Quality on Sustainability
Tulsa Driver Named NRMCA Driver of the Year

Concrete inFocus - Summer 2013

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