2024 NDRM&CPA Annual Convention

2024 NDRM&CPA Annual Convention

The North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association’s premier annual event is our Annual Convention. Our annual convention hosts both the annual NDRM&CPA board meeting, as well as the joint North Dakota Concrete Council board meeting, fun night, tech day, and the prestigious Gold Star Award Banquet.

The annual convention is hosted annually by our current Board of Directors President. For 2024, President Ben Olin of Dickinson Ready Mix is hosting the banquet at the Roosevelt Grand Dakota in Dickinson, North Dakota on January 10-11, 2024.

Convention Schedule

All times listed are Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Wednesday January 10th
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Registration Desk Open
1:30 PM - Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Concrete Council
2:30 PM - Annual Meeting of the NDRM&CPA
2024 Board of Directors Election of Officers following NDRM&CPA Meeting
5:00 PM - Social
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Fun Night - Mini Golf & Social

All proceeds from Fun Night Mini-Golf are donated to the NDRM&CPA Scholarship Fund

Thursday January 11th
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration Desk Open
8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Designing for Type IL Cement - Dave Burg
10:00 AM - High SCM Mix Design Replacement - Kevin MacDonald
11:00 AM - Concrete Forensics - Chad Erickson
12:15 PM - Keynote Speaker & Lunch - Calli Thorne
1:30 PM - Concrete Adherence Collaboration Program - JT Mesite
3:00 PM - Project Panel - Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library
5:00 PM - Social
6:00 PM - Dinner
6:30 PM - Gold Star Awards Program
Keynote Speaker

Calli Thorn

John Maxwell Leadership Team
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Calli Thorne is a keynote speaker, global leadership trainer, mindset coach, and multi-business entrepreneur. She is married to her husband CJ and they have three young children. Calli grew up on her family’s farm and ranch in Watford City, ND and today they operate multiple enterprises including a backgrounding feedlot, cow/calf operation, and sell beef directly to consumers.

Calli is a certified member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team specializing in personal and professional development including conflict resolution, communication, mindset impact, and understanding behavioral styles. She also offers Mental Health First Aid certification classes and recently launched an online course titled “Finding YOU Discovering IT.”

Calli’s knowledge, experience, and fresh energy has her audience laughing and also moved to deeply consider their current and future lives. She’ll share some valuable insight into communication and the impact it has on each of us in the world we live in today – both personally and professionally.

For more information on Calli Thorne & the Maxwell Leadership Team, please visit https://callithorne.com/.

Gold Star Awards

The North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association and the North Dakota Chapter, Inc. – American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) are once again looking to recognize architects, engineers, contractors, owners and concrete producers for Excellence in Concrete for projects that demonstrate innovation, craftsmanship, aesthetics and more.

If you have a project worthy of consideration, please read through the following instructions on how to complete and submit your application. Pay particular attention to the submission deadline.  Winners will be notified in early December, and the Gold Star Awards Banquet will be held January 11, 2023 at the NDRM&CPA Annual Convention in Dickinson, ND.

For more information and past Gold Star Awards winners, please visit the Gold Star Awards page.

Applications must be emailed to Brian Zuroff, bzuroff@ndconcrete.com, by Friday, November 3, 2023.

NDRM&CPA Mixer Truck Driver of the Year

The North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association’s Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Award acknowledges the significant contribution of ready-mixed concrete truck drivers to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry.  As a salute to these key members of the concrete production and delivery team, the award recognizes the driver’s career achievement, safety, professionalism, competence, and customer service skills in a manner that will enhance the industry and  public image of the career Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional.

Nominations can be made by completing the entry form below and providing the required supporting testimonials from supervisor(s) and customers.  Nominations must include two high-resolution electronic images of the driver-nominee: one dressed in their normal working attire with their truck, and another full-length photo of the driver in work clothes with the background of your choice.  Entries must be received via email to Brian Zuroff at bzuroff@ndconcrete.com with the subject “Driver of the Year Nomination” by December 1st, 2023.

2023 NDRM&CPA Mixer Driver of the Year Rules & Application

NDRM&CPA Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2024 NDRM&CPA Scholarship Program are due Friday, December 1st, 2023.  For consideration, please complete the application form below and return it to NDCC Executive Director, Brian Zuroff at bzuroff@ndconcrete.com with the subject “2024 NDRM&CPA Scholarship Application”.

Winners will be announced in late December.  Scholarships will be awarded at the NDRM&CPA Annual Convention Awards Ceremony scheduled for January 11th, 2024 in Dickinson, North Dakota.  In addition to the $2,000 scholarship, winners will receive a complimentary night at the conference hotel, admittance to the Annual Tech Day, and will be honored with a guest at the Awards Ceremony.

For more information on the NDRM&CPA Scholarship Program, please visit the Scholarship Program page.

2024 NDCC Scholarship Application

NDRM&CPA Board Member

Are you interested in serving the concrete industry?  Join the NDRM&CPA Board of Directors!

The North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association will have 3 board positions available for the 2024-2027 term.  Whether you’re company is an active, associate, or affiliate member, we encourage you to apply.  For more information, please contact one of the current board members, Executive Director, Brian Zuroff, Executive Assistant Savannah Schmidt, or see the application and board member description below.

Applications must be received via email to Brian Zuroff at bzuroff@ndconcrete.com with the subject “NDRM&CPA Board Member Application” by December 31st, 2023.

NDRM&CPA Board Member Application

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Without you, our convention wouldn’t be a success!

Platinum Level Sponsors

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Gold Level Sponsors

Northern Improvement Co.


Souris Valley Ready Mix

Revolution Concrete Mixers


In-Kind Donations

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