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The Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation Announces That the Industry Has Raised $9M in Commitments to Match the Troesh Family $3M Pledge

Several Companies, Associations, and Individuals Come Together to Achieve This Monumental Goal

/EIN News/ -- BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Command Alkon, the global leader in integrated supply chain technology solutions for the Heavy Building Materials industry, is very pleased to announce that the Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation’s Troesh Matching Gift Campaign goal has been accomplished. The Foundation was to raise a combined $12 million over the course of five years, and the goal has been achieved in just two and a half years.

“We are thrilled that our industry has come together to achieve the RMC Research & 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’s an honor 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.”

In October, Command Alkon extended an offer to help the organization meet the remaining $200K needed through a dollar for dollar match on any new donations. The challenge was met by several associations, companies, and individuals, including Ernst Concrete who added an additional $100K to their contributions. With the campaign goal achieved, the Foundation is close to being self-sustaining forever, so it can continue to invest in fundamental industry research and education now and for future generations to come.

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

Click here to view the Foundation’s End-of-the-Year Newsletter, which describes how these funds will be used to enhance the industry.

To donate to the Foundation, you can download a pledge form here, or make a one-time contribution securely via credit card here. As a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization, all contributions to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible in the U.S. Pledges can be paid over time (most are paid over five years), but they are recognized in full at the time they are made for both the matches and in our recognition materials.

For questions or more information, contact Julie Garbini at or 703-338-8647.

The RMC Research & Education Foundation supports research and educational programs that improve concrete as an application and increases the knowledge base of professionals in the industry. For more information, visit

At Command Alkon, we believe in building an amazing world with solutions that deliver automation, visibility, collaboration and simplification to the Heavy Building Materials industry. Our integrated, digital supply chain solutions create an ecosystem for producers, suppliers and haulers of ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, asphalt, cement, and manufactured concrete, where operational transparency and efficiency drive profits. For over 40 years, our people, software and automation have kept clients moving to build the things that matter. Command Alkon is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and has offices in locations around the globe. For more information, visit

Becky Boyd
MediaFirst PR
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Ed Rusch
Command Alkon
(205) 879-3282 x 2965

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