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Chandler held their 2018 Chandler Mixer Driver Rodeo on Saturday, April 7th at Holly Hill Mall in Burlington, NC. Despite the messy weather, we had a great turnout with wonderful fellowship and food. Thank you to all who participated and helped with this event to make it such a fun and successful event. We would like to thank all of our sponsors: Mack, Grooms Equipment, Piedmont Truck Center, TranSource, Beane Signs, Continental Mixers & Carolina Supply. Most importantly, thank you to all the drivers that participated in this event. We would like to congratulate our winners and wish them the best of luck at their state competitions.
1st Place- Rick Moore
2nd Place- Adrian Harvey
1st Place- David Dillon
2nd Place- Troy Enzler
Congratulations to Daniel Whitley and his teammates for competing at the national ASC Open Concrete Solution competition in Reno, NV. The competition was sponsored by Sundt Construction and judged self performing concrete groups who managed and performed the work for the given problem. Daniel stated "Our problem statement was an 11 story hotel being added on to an existing and active casino. We provided a full schedule, estimate, and plan for all structural concrete as well as a safety plan for the company and one for pedestrian safety due to the casino. We then presented our bid to the Sundt employees and they seemed to be impressed with our performance both on the work, the presentation, and our ability to respond in a harsh Q&A session". His team took home second place out of 13 teams. Daniel is a QC Intern/Part Time Employee at our plant in Christiansburg, VA.
This year at our annual employee meeting, we unveiled our new logo to all of our employees. We are proud to announce the launch of our new logo as part of our commitment to better serve our customers and improve the development of our brand. The Chandler brand has remained largely unchanged for 20+ years and has served the company very well. It was time to evaluate the Chandler brand to ensure it was in sync with who we are as a company. We believe our new look aligns with what Chandler has become over the years. Our reach is bigger and our services have expanded. The goal was simple: develop a logo that provides clarity with what we do and modernize what has served us well for many years.
Command Alkon has over 7000 customer accounts in 109 countries. Chandler received the award because of their continual desire for excellence with the Trackit product.
-Chandler values the data they received from Trackit and use it to make real business decisions.
-Peter is a champion for the product to help ensure product is being used well
-Ensures drivers and dispatch are trained and using the product and devices are functioning correctly
-Handle issues internally if possible and then reaches out to customer support
-Manages hardware and software effectively
This was the very first Annual awards ceremony for Command Alkon.
Congratulations to Daniel Whitley and his teammates at Virginia Tech for winning Best Presentation and Second Place at the Associated Schools of Construction Competition in Peachtree City, GA. The ASC Competition is split into 4 parts: Heavy Civil, Design Build, Commercial and Open Concrete. Daniel and his teammates competed in the Open Concrete Division. The overall goal of this competition is to have the students present themselves as a fictional concrete placement company and create a proposal. Daniel is a QC Intern/Part Time Employee in Christiansburg, VA.
Congratulations to Ted Chandler for being named Alamance County's 2017 Boy Scouts Man of the Year. Ted accepted the award on Thursday, May 25th at Elon University's Moseley Center. After his family moved to Burlington, Ted joined the Cub Scouts in High Point where he joined Troop 3, sponsored by Front Street United Methodist Church. Ted became an Eagle Scout in 1975 and later became cubmaster and Webelos den leader for the Front Street church troops. Not only does he serve the Scouts, Ted has also served on several different boards, some of which include, Alamance Community College, Impact Alamance foundations, Alamance Regional Medical Center and Alamance County Economic Development.
The Construction Professionals Network Star awards are presented annually to projects with CPN members involved that represent the highest quality of quality of construction in North Carolina. There are only three given each year and Chandler Concrete was fortunate to be involved in two of those. Union Square is a new healthcare education facility that was the first collaboration between UNCG, NCA&T, Guilford Tech, and Cone Health. This beautiful facility is located at Gate City Blvd and Lee Street and is the first significant project to help start redevelopment in the southeast portion of downtown Greensboro.
The second Star Award was presented to Chandler Concrete for our participation in the construction of the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness. This is UNCG’s new Student recreation facility. This impressive facility is very open, with exposed concrete columns throughout the building. To achieve a smooth aesthetically pleasing look, we provided self consolidating for these columns. The result was a consistently smooth surface, top to bottom with no vibration necessary during placement.
Chandler Concrete is proud to have been a part of these two projects and to have been honored by CPN for our efforts.
Congratulations to Brandon Magdarz and Matt Daniel for competing in the CRMCA Driver Rodeo Championship in Concord, NC.
Congratulations to Troy Enzler for being honored at the VRMCA Spring Convention. Troy was the winner of the VRMCA Driver Roadeo back in April. Troy works out of our Rocky Mount plant.
Chandler Concrete is committed to the safety of its employees, customers and communities. This is evidenced by the recognition given through the NC Department of Labor safety awards program. 27 out of its 31 NC plants/departments are receiving gold awards, 4 others are receiving silver awards for Safety Performance during 2016. Congratulations to all of the plants!
Congratulations to Troy Enzler for winning the 2017 VRMCA Truck Roadeo in Doswell, VA. Troy has been with Chandler for over a year and works out of the Rocky Mount plant.
Drivers competed on Saturday, April 1st 2017 in Burlington, NC to show off their driving skills. We would like to thank all that participated in this years Driver Rodeo. We would like to congratulate the following winners: 1st place NC-Matt Daniel (plant 114), 2nd place NC-Brandon Magdarz (plant 605), 1st place VA-David Dillon (703), 2nd place VA-Troy Enzler (plant 714). These guys will go on to compete in their state competition with a chance at competing in the National Mixer Driver Championship. Also, a huge thank you Derek Boswell for providing a great lunch as well as our sponsors: Piedmont Truck Center, Grooms Equipment, TranSource Truck & Trailer, Continental Mixers, Con-Tech Manufacturing, and Beane Signs.
At the NRMCA Convention in Las Vegas, Ted Chandler officially handed over the gavel to the next NRMCA Chairman, Scott Parson, Staker Parson Companies and Oldcastle Materials Co., Ogden, UT. Ted Chandler ended his tenure as Chairman of the NRMCA Board of Directors following a successful year at NRMCA.
One of the highlights of the year was the Build with Strength Campaign. Significant progress was made influencing the use of concrete over wood products, advocacy and communication. Under his leadership, the NRMCA was successful promoting over 883,000 yards in local paving, several government and legislative victories, membership growth and both industry and public education.
Another highlight of his tenure was the growth in partnerships throughout the industry and beyond In his outgoing speech, Mr. Chandler noted that “the partnership we commit to through our membership in NRMCA amplifies our individual voices so that together we can focus as an industry on the issues and opportunities ahead of us. And, just as the partnership we have through NRMCA makes us stronger as individual producers, NRMCA partnerships with allied organizations make it a stronger association.”
Congratulations to Ted on a successful year
as the 2016-1027 NRMCA Chairman.
Congratulations to Jeff Hinkle for receiving the Joseph E. Carpenter Award at the NRMCA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. This award recognizes Jeff for his commitment to the OES committee and the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry.
Congratulations to Burice "BW" Woods for winning the NRMCA Driver of the Year Award at the annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV. BW works out of our Roxboro, NC plant. BW Woods was presented the 2016 CRMCA Mixer Driver Lifetime Achievement Award at the CRMCA Fall Workshop in November, 2016. BW has been a long time employee and asset to Chandler Concrete Co, Inc. since 1979. He is always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done from loading concrete at the plant to delivering the concrete to the customer.
Chandler Concrete recently held a recognition dinner for the employees of Plant 601. Burlington 601 was the Level II Plant of the Year winner; 601 was selected for being the top plant in the 20,000 yards and over area. We would like to thank all the employees for their hard work and dedication. Congratulations to Plant 601!
This category is for plants that produce over 20,000 yards. The Performance criteria for this award includes:
· Regulatory Compliancy
· Safety IFR/VFR
· Time efficiency
· Lost Concrete
· Yards per man hour
· Plant & Truck appearance
ROXBORO, NC February 15, 2017 – Charlotte-based Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association [http://www.crmca.com] (CRMCA) honored Chandler Concrete, Inc. with a presentation of the Environmental Excellence Flag onsite at their award-winning Roxboro, NC Plant on Wednesday. Chandler Concrete was recently named the 2016 Environmental Excellence Award Winner for North and South Carolina. Chandler Concrete, Inc., headquartered in Burlington, NC, is being recognized for environmental excellence at its Roxboro Plant. Chandler Concrete’s Roxboro plant holds a current NRMCA Green Star Certification and was named company plant of the year in 2015. In addition to overall efforts in preserving and protecting the environment, Chandler Concrete is being recognized for improved site aesthetics, zero discharge site, recycled concrete program and community involvement. Chandler Concrete, Inc. also received Honorable Mention for their Pittsboro Plant. “We are very proud of our Roxboro and Pittsboro Employees for their commitment to environmental excellence and continuous improvement. The Plant leadership Mike Owen & Russell Sutphen in Roxboro and Warren Cotton & Brian Teague in Pittsboro have developed strong teams that work together, look after each other and do things right! We applaud their accomplishments and extend our appreciation to the CRMCA for recognizing our operations.” said Ken Waegerle, CSP Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Manager. The Environmental Excellence Awards are presented annually during the CRMCA’s Summer Convention to CRMCA producer member plants that have best demonstrated environmental excellence and innovative management. CRMCA was honored to tour the Roxboro Plant and we applaud Chandler Concrete on their efforts. The attention to detail and dedication to environmental excellence is evident throughout the Roxboro facility said Caroline Sutton, Executive Vice President for CRMCA. “We again congratulate Chandler Concrete, Inc. and thank them for their continued commitment to environmental excellence.”
Congratulations to Ted Greene on his retirement! Ted has dedicated his entire 43 year career to the concrete industry. His service and passion will be missed not only in The High Country, but all across Chandler Concrete.
Reggie Holston, E6 Staff Sergeant United States Army, has been deployed to Dammam, Saudia Arabia. Reggie is a loader operator in Christiansburg, VA. Before he left, he submitted Chandler Concrete and Scott Canada for an outstanding employer award. The award is for Chandler Concretes support of hiring individuals that are in the National Guard and Reserves. Robert Vaughan, Chair of the Virginia ESGR, presented the award on Monday, January 16. The ESGR (Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve) is part of the Department of Defense. Chandler Concrete would like to thank Reggie for his service to our country and all of his hard work and dedication to Chandler Concrete.