Date: January 2, 2014
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named William F. Childs, IV, president and CEO of Chaney Enterprises, a "Grassroots Activist of the Year" for his work to promote the industry. NRMCA’s Government Affairs Committee recently presented Childs with the award for his outstanding participation in NRMCA’s Government Affairs, CONCRETEPAC and grassroots programs in 2012. According to Scott Parson of the Government Affairs Committee, Childs has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to the success of NRMCA’s advocacy initiatives by regularly attending and participating in meetings, conference calls and Webinars. He frequently travels to Washington, D.C. to participate in Capitol Hill meetings as well as represent the ready mixed concrete industry during the Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In. Most notably, Parson said, Childs and his team at Chaney Enterprises encouraged their employees, customers and vendors to attend the annual RALLY for ROADS of which NRMCA is a primary organizer. Also receiving a 2012 "Grassroots Activist of the Year" award was John Carew, president of Carew Concrete & Supply Co., Appleton, Wisc.