Date: October 25, 2007

News - Chaney University Earns MRMCA Exellence in Training Award

Chaney Enterprises was awarded first place in Category C for the 2006 calendar year National Ready Mixed Concrete Associations (NRMCA) Excellence in Training program.

NRMCA recognizes member companies’ investment in NRMCA training programs each year by calculating the average hours of NRMCA education programs ready mixed producer members, as a company, participate in annually. The calculation is training hours/cubic yardage/company and includes the number of CDP drivers certified/recertified per year.

“We are very fortunate to be associated with NRMCA. They provide a variety of excellent training programs for our industry. Chaney Enterprises takes advantage of many of these opportunities to train our employees because we feel knowledge and training are keys to success of our employees and company,” said Patsy Bergquist, Chaney Enterprises’ Human Resources Manager.

The foundation to building careers at Chaney Enterprises is Chaney University. Housed in the Eugene Chaney Training Center on Acton Lane in Waldorf, Chaney University is in session 50 out of 52 weeks a year. Employees frequently draw on the Universities’ substantial resources not only for training, but also for subject expert support. Chaney Enterprises is also committed to increasing the opportunity for our suppliers and customers to benefit from our training programs.
“Providing career development and enhanced learning opportunities for all employees has always been a very important part of what we do at Chaney Enterprises. We’ve taken a comprehensive view of trying to provide education, making sure that we define learning as being broad. It’s not just classes, seminars/workshops, mentoring, or learning on the job—we provide all of those things,” said Arlene Kirby, Chaney Enterprises’ Training Director.

Employees are encouraged to participate in a minimum of 40 hours of training each year. They have a wide variety of professional and personal development courses to choose from. Each month safety, wellness, computer skills, and management courses are offered. Other topics regularly scheduled include product knowledge, customer service, and delivery professional (driver) skills training. Kirby also explained, “We are not only building careers for our people, we are building futures. We value our people and the contributions they make to Chaney Enterprises.”

“We are very pleased that the organization which represents our industry in all of North America has given this recognition to Chaney Enterprises for our education and training initiatives,” said Bill Childs, Chaney Enterprises’ President. “More importantly we are proud that our company is able to offer this caliber of education and training programs to our employees. Everyone benefits from continuing education and training individuals, company, customers, industry and community.”

If you are interested in scheduling details or have training suggestions, call Arlene Kirby at 301-638-3001 or send email inquires to

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