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The Ready Mixed Concrete Research and Education Foundation has reached its campaign goal

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World Cement,

Command Alkon has announced that the Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research and Education Foundation’s Troesh Matching Gift Campaign goal has been accomplished. The foundation aimed to raise US$12 million over the course of five years, where the total has actually been achieved in two and a half.

The RMC Reseach and Concrete Foundation supports research and educational programmes that improve concrete as an application and increase the knowledge base of professionals in the industry.

Several companies, associations, and individuals came together to raise US$9 million in commitments, to match the Troesh Family’s US$3 million pledge.

Command Alkon extended an offer to help the organisation meet its remaining need for US$200 000 in October. The company did this through a dollar for dollar match on new donations. The challenge was met by several associations, companies, and individuals, including Ernst Concrete, who added an additional US$100 000 to its contributions. With the goal achieved, the foundation is close to being self-sustaining, meaning that it can continue to invest in fundamental industry research and education now and for future generations.

“We are thrilled that our industry has come together to achieve the RMC Research and Education Foundation’s goal of achieving a 3:1 match to fully leverage the Troesh Family Foundation’s gift,” said Phil Ramsey, CEO of Command Alkon. “It is an honour to give back to the industry players who positively impact our communities and to contribute to the foundation’s purpose to improve quality, sustainability, and professionalism in the ready mixed concrete industry.”

“What our industry has accomplished in such a short period of time is amazing – and we are thankful for the generous support of Command Alkon and numerous others across the industry,” said Julie Garbini, Executive Director of the RMC Research and Education Foundation. “We are now within striking distance of becoming the lasting resource for industry research and education that we have long envisioned, and we are grateful to all who have contributed to achieving this goal.”

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