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Any information you receive from anyone at the National Ready Mixed Concrete
Association will be honest and accurate...you do not have to worry about fake
news coming from NRMCA.
despite claims of its value to honest reporting and by 1987 the Fairness Doctrine was
repealed.
This brings us to the mission - and responsibility - of a trade association. To repeat a
quote I heard long ago from someone I do
not remember, "The mission of a trade association is to accomplish as a group what the
individual members are not able to accomplish
alone." That's a big mission and at the forefront of that mission must be honestly and
integrity. Add to that the requirement of being
knowledgeable of current and recent developments in your industry, regulations, research,
market trends, codes and standards, material
standards, architectural, engineering, construction, trade-related training, education
programs and business development, just to
name a few. And once we learn all this about
our industry, we then need to learn it about
our competition: the wood, steel and asphalt
industries. We deal only in facts, which we
are good at deciphering and analyzing for
the benefit of our members, fulfilling that
association mandate of doing for them what
they can't, nor have the time to do, individually. There is no time, or benefit to anyone,
for fake news in our association.
To return to my Baby Boomer days, I am
reminded of a time when you could turn on
the television or radio and get the advice and
information you could trust. Words echo from
Paul Harvey, one of the most respected radio
news reporters of all time and the host of Paul
Harvey News and Comment on ABC radio
from the 1960s thru the 1980s. He would
warn, "You can't un-ring a bell," which was his
way of saying, "beware of fake news." Once it
is out there and gets repeated enough times,
people start to believe it is true. My other hero
from the days of truth in broadcasting was
Dragnet Detective Joe Friday, whose catch
phrase was, "Just the facts, ma'am."
I can't speak for all trade association,
because I have only had the pleasure of
working for one industry association, but I
will assure you any information you receive
from anyone at the National Ready Mixed
Concrete Association will be honest, accurate
and industry supported. It will help you in

the concrete industry to make educated and
informed business decisions, whether your
business is ready mix concrete production,
construction contractor, material supplier or
equipment manufacturing. Now I will not
promise you it will always be the answer or

information you want to hear, but I will promise you will not have to worry about fake news
coming from NRMCA.
■
Jon Hansen can be reached at
jhansen@nrmca.org.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017

From the President’s Desk
Corporate Suite Column
Enviroscene Column
Strong and Efficient: Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction
Cut the Cost of Workers’ Compensation Insurance in the Concrete Industry
Engineering: Specifications for Concrete Construction
Predicting the Potential for Plastic Shrinkage Cracks
2017 Product Preview
Index of Advertisers
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - belly1
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - belly2
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - cover1
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - cover2
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 3
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - From the President’s Desk
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 12
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Corporate Suite Column
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 14
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 15
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Enviroscene Column
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 17
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Strong and Efficient: Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 20
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Cut the Cost of Workers’ Compensation Insurance in the Concrete Industry
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Engineering: Specifications for Concrete Construction
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 38
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 40
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Predicting the Potential for Plastic Shrinkage Cracks
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 44
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 45
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 2017 Product Preview
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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