TACA Annual Award Contests

Highlight your special employee, facility, college student or concrete project with one of TACA's Annual Award Contests! Scroll down to see the winners for 2022!


2022 DR. RICHARD SZECSY EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
TACA will award $2,500 to a student enrolled in a Texas college/university who submits an essay detailing how the aggregates, concrete, or the cement industry has had a positive impact on their family, life, or community in which they live.

Nena Nunez, Student, Texas Tech University

 

2022 SAFETY CONTEST
Safety is one of TACA's Core Values: TACA is committed to individual empowerment and corporate engagement to create a work environment where everyone returns home safely every day.  Therefore, this contest recognizes member's exemplary safety records. Showcase your company's accomplishments in safety and enter the TACA Safety Contest!  This contest is sponsored by the Safety/ Transportation Committee of TACA.
Vehicle Shop Maintenance Division
A 2nd Schertz Shop, Cemex
A 1st - Missouri City Shop, Cemex
2A 2nd - Navigation Shop, Cemex
2A 1st - Huebner Ready Mix Shop, Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC
3A 2nd - Waco Shop, Knife River Corporation South
3A 1st - Irving Shop, BURNCO TEXAS LLC
Ready Mix Division
A 2nd - Specht Road Ready Mix, Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC
A 1st - Mount Belvieu Ready Mix, Cemex
2A 2nd - Tomball Ready Mix, Cemex
2A 1st - Ellington Ready Mix, Cemex
3A 2nd - Irving Ready Mix, BURNCO TEXAS LLC
3A 1st - Beaumont Ready Mix, Knife River Corporation South
4A 1st - Missouri City Ready Mix, Cemex

Aggregates Division
A 2nd - River Bend, Knife River Corporation South
A 1st - Sky High, Knife River Corporation South
2A 2nd - Abilene Black Lease Quarry, Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC
2A 1st - Chico Quarry, Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC
3A 2nd - Chico Quarry, Cemex
3A 1st - Medina Quarry, Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC
4A 2nd - Brownwood Quarry, Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC
4A 1st - Weatherford Quarry, Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC
Plant Facility Maintenance Division
A 1st - San Antonio Fixed Maintenance, Cemex
2A 1st - Houston RM Fixed Maintenance, Cemex

Aggregate Transport Tanker Division
2A 1st - Tanker-Justin, BURNCO TEXAS LLC
3A 1st - Aggregate Haul-Justin, BURNCO TEXAS LLC
4A 1st - DFW Metroplex, Holcim
4A 2nd - Knife River Trucking, Knife River Corporation South

 
2022 PUBLIC APPEARANCE CONTEST
This award recognizes a company's outstanding achievements in improving the public image of our industry.  Winners of this award demonstrate a commitment to plant appearance and protecting the environment.
Best Plant Ready Mix A Category
Martin Marietta
Tyler Ready Mix
 
Best Plant Aggregate A Category
Martin Marietta
Hunter Stone



2022 TRUCK DRIVER AND PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
These two awards acknowledge the significant contribution of truck drivers and production employees as key members of the production and delivery team. Employees are recognized for their career achievement, safety record, professionalism, competence, and customer service skills.
Truck Driver of the Year
Ronny Lau
BURNCO TEXAS LLC


Production Employee of the Year
Bryan Hemming
Shop Supervisor
BURNCO TEXAS LLC



2022 HIGH EARLY STRENGTH CONCRETE COMPETITION
The purpose of this concrete competition sponsored by the Specification Committee of TACA is to highlight a participant’s ability to produce a high strength, early age concrete with a limited/ typical long term strength. Participants are requested, but not required, to submit the mix design as well as a detailed description of any special procedures for mixing, material addition, etc. The intent of this competition is to supplement and add variety to competitions held in previous years which have focused on high and or specified strength.
Texas university Civil Engineering/Building/Construction Management programs are invited and encouraged to participate.

2022 High Early Strength Concrete Competition
Academic Division

Concrete Industry Management Team
Texas State University

2022 High Early Strength Concrete Competition
Professional Division

Matt Howard
Nelson Bros Ready Mix