Preferred Materials, Inc. Receives NRMCA 2013 Producer Excellence in Quality Award

Sep 24 2013

The National Ready Mix Concrete Associate (NRMCA) honored Preferred Materials Inc, a ready mix concrete and concrete block producer with the 2013 Producer Excellence in Quality award for the third year in a row! The award was presented at the NRMCA’s 2013 ConcreteWorks convention in Las Vegas.

According to the NRMCA, the Producer Excellence in Quality award criteria was established by its Research Engineering and Standards Committee to recognize quality initiatives of its member companies.  To qualify for the award, companies must demonstrate outstanding performance in seven areas:

  • Management commitment and decision process
  • Customer focus
  • Human resources
  • Production facilities and equipment
  • Materials management and testing
  • Specification review and mixture design
  • Measurement analysis and improvement

Companies or divisions that are evaluated must achieve a score of 75% or greater to receive recognition from the NRMCA.  The purpose of this award is to recognize companies who are committed to continually improving the quality and performance of ready mix concrete through the implementation of the P2P Initiative. The P2P (Prescription to Performance) Initiative was created to drive the ready mix concrete industry to perform at higher standards by shifting from prescriptive based specifications to performance based specifications providing details of required results such as durability, strength, serviceability, and other mechanical properties.

“We have remained committed to our goal of being one of the highest quality concrete producers in Florida, and will continue to improve through innovation and best practice,