TACA Annual Award Contests

Highlight your special employee, plant, college student or concrete project with one of TACA's Annual Award Contests!  Scroll down to view all the winners for 2020.

SUSTAINABILITY & STRENGTH CONCRETE COMPETITION

We encourage your participation in the Sustainability & Strength Concrete Competition.  Sponsored by the Specification Committee of TACA.  The purpose of the competition is to highlight a participant’s ability to produce a high strength, early age concrete and a later age with a low maximum cement content and using alternate binders.  Participants will be requested, but not required, to submit the mix design, as well as a detailed description of any special procedures for mixing, material addition, etc.  This competition is intended to supplement and give variety to competitions held in previous years which have focused on high and or specified strength.
Honorable Mention: Martin Marietta North Texas - Juan Lopez


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.
Aggregates Division
1A 
1st - Tin Top S&G, Martin Marietta
1A 2nd - Simonton Sand Plant, Vulcan Construction Materials
2A 1st - Huebner Road Quarry, Vulcan Construction Materials
2A 2nd - Medina Quarry, Vulcan Construction Materials
3A 1st - N-TEX Sand & Gravel, N-TEX Sand & Gravel Operating, LLC
3A 2nd - Hunter Stone Quarry, Martin Marietta
4A 1st - Chico Quarry, Martin Marietta
4A 2nd - Weatherford Quarry, Vulcan Construction Materials
5A 1st - Bridgeport Stone Quarry, Martin Marietta

Aggregate Transport/ Tanker Division
1A 1st - Anna Aggregate Transport, BURNCO Texas LLC
1A 2nd - Beck Ready-Mix Tankers, Beck Ready-Mix
2A 1st - BURNCO Texas Tanker Fleet, BURNCO Texas LLC
2A 2nd - Cleveland Plant, Campbell Concrete & Materials

Plant/ Facility Maintenance Division
1A 
1st - MCRM Plant North, Martin Marietta
1A 2nd - SERM Plant Maintenance, Martin Marietta
2A 1st - DFW Plant Maintenance, Martin Marietta
2A 2nd - Temole RM Plant, Martin Marietta

Ready Mix Division
1A 1st - Hockley Plant, Campbell Concrete & Materials
1A 2nd - Mission RM, Cemex
2A 
1st - Hwy 211 Ready Mix, Vulcan Materials Company
2A 2nd - Houston, Custom Crete
3A 1st - Keller Plant, Charley's Concrete Co., Ltd.
3A 2nd - Camey, Martin Marietta
4A 
1st - SERM Delivery, Martin Marietta
4A 2nd - Lawnwood, Martin Marietta

Vehicle/ Shop Maintenance Division
1A 
1st - East Texas Fleet Maintenance, Martin Marietta
1A 2nd - SERM Fleet Maintenance, Martin Marietta
2A 1st - BURNCO Texas LLC Floating, BURNCO Texas LLC
2A 2nd - Austin Ready Mix Fleet Maintenance, Martin Marietta
3A 1st - Navigation Truck Shop, Cemex
4A 1st - DFW Fleet Maintenance, Martin Marietta



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 - San Marcos Ready Mix Plant

Best Plant Aggregates A Category
Vulcan Materials Co. - Medina Quarry



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
Mr. Lazaro Martinez
Ready Mix Driver Trainer, Campbell Concrete

Production Employee of the Year
Ms. April Malone
Fleet Maintenance Specialist, BURNCO Texas LLC



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.
Laney Martinez
Texas A&M University - Agricultural Economics​