Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association Named Best in US


The mission of the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association is to promote the use of ready mixed concrete and innovative construction products and technologies.  Apparently, they’re getting the job done. The Connecticut affiliate has been named the State Association of the Year for 2018 by their national organization – the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, “in recognition of your devotion and dedication to the ready Mixed Concrete Industry.”  The award ceremony was part of the annual NRMCA convention held in Tampa this month.

Don Penepent, of Tilcon CT and Treasurer of the CRMCA commented, “This is great news and speaks highly of all those involved in the state of Connecticut involved in the promotion of ready mixed concrete in construction.  Recognition of our association by the NRMCA gives us a great opportunity to grow our Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council.”

Accepting the award for the CRMCA were Ric Suzio, CRMCA Board member and President of L. Suzio Concrete Company, Meriden and Dominic Di Cenzo, Executive Director of the Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council (CCPC) for the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association.


In his remarks, Di Cenzo thanked all of the personnel of the CCIA Headquarters, many NRMCA personnel and singled out NRMCA’s Gregg Lewis, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Concrete for “his tireless and never-ending support of the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association and all of the New England region.”

The Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council (CCPC) of the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) promotes the use of cast concrete as the material of choice for all types of commercial and residential construction.

The NRMCA’s Build With Strength Campaign: Build with Strength is a coalition of architects, builders, engineers, community organizations, emergency services personnel and policymakers supported by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).

Their mission is to educate the building and design communities and policymakers on the benefits of ready mixed concrete, and encourage its use as the building material of choice for low- to mid-rise structures.

Industry officials point out that “No other material can replicate concrete’s advantages in terms of strength, durability, safety, ease of use, and long-term value.”

Photo (left to right):  Rodney Grogan, past Chairman NRMCA; Ric Suzio, President, L. Suzio Concrete Company; Dominic Di Cenzo, Executive Director, Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council.