We are delighted to announce that Brad Stevenson, executive director of the Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association, was honored with the State Affiliate Promoter of the Year Award at The NRMCA 2021 Annual Convention, held virtually March 2 – 3, 2021. Here is a video of the presentation.
“The promotion committee is pleased to present this award to Brad Stevenson, executive director of the Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Brad works closely with the NRMCA promotion teams along with supporting other NRMCA state affiliates to support the industry.
“Brad continues to fight against tall mass timber, developing relationships with specifiers and decision-makers that will ultimately lead to the use of more ready mixed concrete. He routinely meets with state and local legislators and has hosted multiple lunch-and-learns utilizing the valuable talents of NRMCA experts to architectural, engineering and general contracting firms promoting concrete construction, proper jointing, concrete overlays, and parking lots.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brad has continued to lead the growth and expansion of the Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association. For his enlightened leadership and dedication to the state and national promotion efforts, NRMCA is pleased to name Brad Stevenson the State Affiliate Promoter of the Year for 2021.”
Brad accepted the honor with these words:
“Hello. My name is Brad Stevenson and I’m the executive director of the Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association. And if all’s gone right, you guys are at your home, wherever it may be, virtually watching this and I’m sitting on a beach in Hawaii, drinking a drink with a little umbrella in it. I very much want to thank all of you for the nomination and for this award, promoter of the state affiliate. It’s a great honor.
“I first want to thank our board and our producer members and our associate members and, most importantly, my wife. This all started with five members, three ready-mix companies and two cement producers, and now we’re up to about 40. So we’re very proud of what we’ve done, have done in such a short amount of time. Twenty-twenty, I think it was our best concrete production year in the history of our state despite COVID. This state has deemed construction as essential and that really helped and very grateful for our state leaders.
“We’re very grateful and I’m grateful for the other trade associations that we deal with here. They’re very supportive of our cause. We love the folks at UDOT. I’m very happy and very pleased with our ICF members that are here in our state. They make the job so easy and we’ve made great strides in promoting ICF construction.
“I also want to thank the folks that work with the two platforms of the NRMCA, Built With Strength, specifically, Lionel Lemay, Gregg Lewis, and Patrick Matsche. They make my life so easy. They’ve taught me so much about the vertical part of concrete construction. And also, I want to thank the folks in the Pave Ahead platform, specifically, Brian Killingsworth, John Hansen and Don Clem. Without them, we wouldn’t be the success that we are.
“It’s been a great year. Again, I’m grateful for the foresight of our board and our members. We have lots of change coming, some good, some bad, but we’re confident that we’ll be able to make a success of all this. Again, I thank you very much for this great award. It’s quite the honor. Aloha.”