We’re all set for the 2017 Summer Convention in sunny Hilton Head, SC at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and we look forward to seeing you there! The CRMCA Summer Convention brings industry professionals together for dynamic education on key issues, leadership development and team collaboration.  During the event attendees enjoy multiple opportunities to network with one another and build lasting relationships.  This year’s line up of events and speakers make this convention one you won’t want to miss! Check out our Summer Convention Guide Book for a quick look at everything we have planned!

Friday Education Sessions

Catching, Motivating, and Keeping Your Best Employees
Dr. Earl Suttles
The best employees want to work in the best places. If you want to attract them and keep them, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn to apply skills to lead your diverse group in a way that will be professionally productive and personally rewarding for you and every member of your team. You will also find out how to help your staff through changes in the workplace and how to keep them when the money isn’t there.


NC & SC Residential Housing Forecast
Dale Akins, The MarketEdge
Don’t miss this session which will analyze housing permit data for all counties in NC and SC and correlate job growth, population growth, pent up demand and building permit forecast data to give you information that is pertinent to your daily business and future forecasting efforts.


Additional sessions on Friday include the NRMCA Research & Education Foundation and CRMCA Plant Safety & Environmental Awards.


Saturday Education Sessions

Innovation Imperative
Anne Ellis, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE
Still grappling with sustainability? And now everyone seeks innovation. The private sector expects it. The public sector is beginning to specify it. How will your company respond when faced with a project with an innovation imperative? What is it? Why does it matter? What does it take to demonstrate to one’s customer base? Anne will share insights on the role innovation is playing in infrastructure and building projects and programs.  She will help you see the opportunities the innovation imperative presents. But seeing is not enough. She also introduces you to concepts and proven tools to capitalize on innovation-driven opportunities.


Antitrust Laws – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Kendall Millard, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

The antitrust laws apply to every industry, but the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and state competition sections take a particular interest in the aggregates and concrete industries. Learn how to avoid criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits in this practical program with real-world examples.

Additional sessions on Saturday include an Industry Panel and CRMCA Outlook.

2017 Summer Convention Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors


Ash Venture LLC

BASF Corporation


Concrete Supply Company

Grooms Equipment

Knight’s Redi-Mix

Lehigh Cement Company

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Co.

Sika Corporation

Southern Tank Transport, Inc.

Stalite Lightweight Aggregates

The SEFA Group, Inc.

W.P. Hilts  & Company

Waste Management/FlyAshDirect

S. T. Wooten Corporation

Event Schedule

Thursday, June 15
3pm-6pm – Registration & Check-in
6pm-7pm – Past Presidents’ Reception

Friday, June 16
8am-12noon – Education Sessions
12:30pm-5:30pm – Golf Tournament – separate registration required
7pm-9pm – Friday Dinner & Fun Night

Saturday, June 17
8am-12noon – Education Sessions
6pm-11:30pm – Saturday Night Awards Gala & Casino Event


Don’t Miss Our Special Events & Activities for 2017

Once you get your fill on great education and industry updates be sure to participate in our exciting events and activities.

Join us for a round of golf and some friendly competition at Port Royal on Friday afternoon followed by a casual Beach Luau Night on Friday and wrap it all up with a chance at the tables for Casino Night at our Saturday Awards Gala.