With a full slate of valuable education, this year’s CRMCA Summer Convention will highlight economic updates, sustainability in the concrete industry, legislative news, business development and more!


Hear from CRMCA’s Lobbyist and South Carolina’s DHEC Director of Environmental Affairs on how North & South Carolina’s state legislature might affect the concrete industry.

A driving force of industry transformation and association impact is through member engagement. Our committees serve a vital role in moving efforts from conceptualization to actualization, including specification review, safety and HR efforts, legislative action and promotion at-large. Hear from Brian Sheffler, VP of Technical Sales, Knight’s Companies, and Jessica Wilson, Director of Technical Services and Education for CRMCA, on committee updates regarding performance based specifications, DOT advancements, customer relations, and environmental initiatives.


You’ve put a lot of time, energy and money into building your business. Join Jim to learn how to leave a legacy that keeps it growing and thriving even when you aren’t there to run it. Jim will also share why it is vital to start enjoying your life now, instead of waiting until you pass the torch and how to do that.

Dr. Joey Von Nessen will provide a general economic outlook for SC, short-run projections for 24’ and 25’ and the impact on concrete, and an overview of sustainability efforts on long-run growth.


Tara Cavalline will share updates on performance engineered concrete mixtures and emerging technologies impacting the concrete industry.  She will introduce the new scope of work with CRMCA and UNCC in partnership with NCDOT on the Point of Placement Research Project.

Dr. Randolph Kirchain will discuss how a new focus on sustainability, both within the cement and concrete industry, and by the rest of the value chain – contractors, designers, and owners – presents new opportunities to engage with customers. Dr. Kirchain will share new research that allows us to engage with customers to co-create sustainable concrete solutions.