NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards


Cemstone is Recognized by National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) for Commitment to Quality

Cemstone, the upper Midwest’s leader in high performance concrete, has been chosen as a recipient in the 2016 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Excellence in Quality Awards competition. This is the SIXTH year Cemstone has received this award. The NRMCA's Producer Excellence in Quality Award recognizes the commitment to quality initiatives of ready mixed concrete producer members. The qualification level of a concrete producer has been a significant barrier to performance specifications determined by the P2P Initiative which is the criteria for the award.

"At Cemstone, we continually strive to refine our quality management practices, mix design development, raw material selection and operational procedures. We are pleased that our efforts are continually recognized by our national organization. This award helps to showcase Cemstone’s ready mixed concrete as the ideal, sustainable building material for almost every type of construction project“, said Lars Anderson, Cemstone’s QA/QC Manager of Engineering Services.

Founded in 1927, Cemstone operates ready-mix concrete plants in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa. The company operates a fleet of blue Cemstone ready-mix trucks and offers a complete line of concrete placing capabilities, aggregates, engineering services, concrete block & masonry products.

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association was established in 1930 and operates through a partnership agreement with state associations. Its mission is to responsibly represent and serve the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion and education. With a goal of recognizing companies that demonstrate continuous improvement through their quality initiatives, and simultaneously setting attainable goals for concrete producer’s intent on elevating their quality management systems. The NRMCA’s Research Engineering and Standards Committee established competition criteria based on the NRMCA’s guideline for developing a Quality Plan in Quality Management Systems for Ready Mixed Concrete companies. As an award-winning producer, Cemstone’s exceptional quality management practices are acknowledged.

Cemstone Recognized by National Ready Mixed Concrete Association for Commitment to Environmental Excellence

Cemstone is Category B recipient of 2015 NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence Award

Mendota Heights, Minn. – September 24, 2015

Cemstone, the Upper Midwest’s leader in high performance concrete, decorative and pervious concrete, and engineering services, has been chosen as Category B 1st-place winner in the 2015 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards competition. The Category B competition, for which Cemstone’s Columbus, Minn. facility received the award, is for those producers with an annual production between 25,001 and 50,000 cubic yards annually.

“Because of the Columbus Plant’s proximity to Crossways Lake, it is important to be innovative in how we address environmental issues at the site,” said Alex Olin, Cemstone’s Environmental and Safety Coordinator.  “We continually strive to improve our environmental performance not only at the Columbus location, but at all of our locations.”

Through the Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards competition, the NRMCA’s Operations, Environment, and Safety committee salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance measures and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment.  The competition was judged on 11 separate criteria that demonstrated the company’s commitment to the environment through innovative management.

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association was established in 1930 and operates through a partnership agreement with state associations.  Its mission is to responsibly represent and serve the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion and education.

Cemstone is Recognized by National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) for Commitment to Quality

Cemstone receives 2014 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Award

Mendota Heights, MN – September 20, 2014

Cemstone, the upper Midwest's leader in high performance concrete, has been chosen as a recipient in the 2014 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Excellence in Quality Awards competition. This is the fourth year Cemstone has received the NRMCA Excellence in Quality Award.

"At Cemstone, we are continually striving to refine our quality management practices, mix design development, raw material selection and operational procedures. We are pleased that our efforts have been recognized by the NRMCA. This award helps to showcase ready mixed concrete as the ideal, sustainable building material for almost every type of construction project", said Lars Anderson, Cemstone's QA/QC Manager of Engineering Services. Founded in 1927, Cemstone operates ready-mix concrete plants in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa. The company operates a fleet of blue Cemstone ready-mix trucks and offers a complete line of concrete placing capabilities, aggregates, engineering services, concrete block & masonry products.

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association was established in 1930 and operates through a partnership agreement with state associations. Its mission is to responsibly represent and serve the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion and education. With a goal of recognizing companies that demonstrate continuous improvement through their quality initiatives, and simultaneously setting attainable goals for concrete producer's intent on elevating their quality management systems. The NRMCA's Research Engineering and Standards Committee established competition criteria based on the NRMCA's guideline for developing a Quality Plan in Quality Management Systems for Ready Mixed Concrete companies. As an award-winning producer, Cemstone's exceptional quality management practices are acknowledged.
 

Cemstone Recognized for Excellence in Quality for the THIRD Year in a ROW

Mendota Heights, Minn.  September 23, 2013

Cemstone receives 2013 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Award

Cemstone, the upper Midwest’s leader in high performance concrete, has been chosen as a recipient in the 2013 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Excellence in Quality Awards competition. This is the third year Cemstone has received the NRMCA Excellence in Quality Award.

“At Cemstone, we are committed to continually striving to refine our quality management practices, mix design development and raw material selection. We are pleased that our efforts have been recognized by the NRMCA. This award helps to showcase ready mixed concrete as the ideal, sustainable building material for almost every type of construction project“, said Lars Anderson, Cemstone’s QA/QC Manager of Engineering Services. Founded in 1927, Cemstone operates ready-mix concrete plants in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa. The company operates a fleet of blue Cemstone ready-mix trucks and offers a complete line of concrete placing capabilities, aggregates, engineering services, concrete block & masonry products.

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association was established in 1930 and operates through a partnership agreement with state associations.  Its mission is to responsibly represent and serve the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion and education. With a goal of recognizing companies that demonstrate continuous improvement through their quality initiatives, and simultaneously setting attainable goals for concrete producer’s intent on elevating their quality management systems. The NRMCA’s Research Engineering and Standards Committee established competition criteria based on the NRMCA’s guideline for developing a Quality Plan in Quality Management Systems for Ready Mixed Concrete companies.  As an award-winning producer, Cemstone’s exceptional quality management practices are acknowledged.
 

Cemstone Recognized for Excellence in Quality for the Second Year

Mendota Heights, Minn.  September 17, 2012  Cemstone, the Upper Midwest's leader in high performance concrete, decorative and pervious concrete, and engineering services, has been chosen again as a Category A recipient in the 2012 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Excellence in Quality Awards competition. The Category A competition, for which Cemstone received the award, is for those producers with an annual production exceeding one million cubic yards of ready mixed concrete.

"At Cemstone, we are committed to continually striving to refine our quality management practices and we are pleased that our efforts have been affirmed by this NRMCA award," said Tim Becken, Cemstone's Senior Vice President of Operations. "And this award helps to showcase ready mixed concrete as the ideal, sustainable building material that it is  for every type of construction project." Cemstone was one of seven who received this prestigious award. This is the second year Cemstone received the NRMCA Excellence in Quality Award

With a goal of recognizing companies that demonstrate continuous improvement through their quality initiatives, and simultaneously setting attainable goals for concrete producers' intent on elevating their quality management systems, the NRMCA's Research Engineering and Standards Committee established competition criteria based on the NRMCA's guideline for developing a Quality Plan in Quality Management Systems for Ready Mixed Concrete companies. As an award-winning producer, Cemstone has demonstrated that they follow and exceed quality management principles over a broad range of activities from commitment to quality control while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association was established in 1930 and operates through a partnership agreement with state associations. Its mission is to responsibly represent and serve the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion and education.
 

Cemstone Recognized by National Ready Mixed Concrete Association for Commitment to Quality

Cemstone is Category A recipient of 2011 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Award

Mendota Heights, Minn. - October, 2011 - Cemstone, the Upper Midwest's leader in high performance concrete, decorative and pervious concrete, and engineering services, has been chosen as a Category A recipient in the 2011 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Excellence in Quality Awards competition. The Category A competition, for which Cemstone received the award, is for those producers with an annual production exceeding one million cubic yards of ready mixed concrete.

"At Cemstone, we are committed to continually striving to refine our quality management practices and we are pleased that our efforts have been affirmed by this NRMCA award," said Tim Becken, Cemstone's Senior Vice President of Operations. "And this award helps to showcase ready mixed concrete as the ideal, sustainable building material that it is  for every type of construction project out there."

With a goal of recognizing companies that demonstrate continuous improvement through their quality initiatives, and simultaneously setting attainable goals for concrete producers intent on elevating their quality management systems, the NRMCA's Research Engineering and Standards Committee established competition criteria based on the NRMCA's guideline for developing a Quality Plan in Quality Management Systems for Ready Mixed Concrete companies. As an award-winning producer, Cemstone's exceptional operational management practices are acknowledged.

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association was established in 1930 and operates through a partnership agreement with state associations. Its mission is to responsibly represent and serve the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion and education.

Founded in 1927, Cemstone operates ready-mix concrete plants in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa. The company operates a fleet of blue Cemstone ready-mix trucks, offers a complete line of concrete pumping capabilities, aggregates, engineering services, concrete block and masonry products, and is the nations largest distributor of Reward® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) used in the construction of concrete structures.