Although we could not gather in person for ELEVATE this year, we were still pleased to deliver a series of online PowerTalks, Innovation Zones, and User Community Workshops that provided “ELEVATE-ish” content.
Tuesdays in November and December were be all about PowerTalks.
The online sessions delivered insights from industry leaders, success stories from the field, and professional development content to motivate and help drive performance.
Check out the session recordings for the topics of interest to you.
Wednesday afternoons in November and December were a time to collaborate with fellow system users and Command Alkon product owners.
Review session recordings for the products you use daily! Hear how solutions are evolving.
Wednesdays for user workshopping!
Thursday afternoons in November and December were to learn about new Command Alkon technology and functionality available now or coming soon.
View session recordings for those of interest. Command Alkon Product Managers and Application Experts dove into what’s new and how it can deliver value for your operations.
Turn throwback Thursdays upside down with a look at the future.
Ken Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award
Ronnie Klatt, Lauren Concrete
Best of Year Awards
Megaproject of the Year: The Iowa DOT with the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project (Supplier – Hahn Ready Mix)
Back Office of the Year: Bernard Perry, New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc.
Batch Operator of the Year: Rick Rebillard, Lafarge/Northland Ready Mix
Contracted Hauler of the Year: Krystal Vierkant, Rock On Trucks, Inc.
Dispatcher of the Year: Latoya Brown, Aggregate Industries
Outstanding Woman in Heavy Construction: Kathy Freeman, HEI Civil
Weighmaster of the Year: Matt Born, Greer Industries
Innovation in Digitization: Lauren Concrete
Business Continuity: NEBCO
Safety: Great Lakes Aggregates
CONNEX Community: Benevento Companies
CONNEX Partnerships: HCSS/BOND Civil & Utility
Excellence in Apex: Vulcan Materials
Excellence in CONNEX Jobsite: Austin Bridge & Road
Excellence in COMMANDassurance: Wayne Davis Concrete
Excellence in COMMANDbatch: Supermix
Excellence in COMMANDqc: Ascension Quality Concrete
Excellence in COMMANDseries: Rudus Oy
Excellence in HaulIt: JM Materials
Excellence in Integra: Blalock Companies
Excellence in MOBILEsales: Hilltop Basic
Excellence in MOBILEticket: Maschmeyer Concrete
Excellence in COMMANDoptimize: Demix Beton
Excellence in supplyCONNECT: Sagamore
Excellence in TrackIt: Irving Materials Inc.
Excellence in TrackIt 3P: Minnesota Paving & Materials
The Ken Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award is presented in honor of Command Alkon’s late founder, Kenneth G. Robinson. This is the most prestigious of the ELEVATE Awards. Be sure to tune in to the virtual awards ceremony to join us in honoring this year’s recipient.
Back Office of the Year: Candy Lohiser – Greer Industries, Bernard Perry – New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc, Edna Vasquez – Oremus Materials Inc.
Batch Operator of the Year: Bill Jackson – Orville Trucking & Grading, Matthew Sutherland – Hamilton Redi Mix, Rick Rebillard – Lafarge/Northland Ready Mix
Contracted Hauler of the Year: Kevin Vierkant – Rocks On Trucks, Inc., Krystal Vierkant – Rocks On Trucks, Inc.
Dispatcher of the Year: Wendy Richards – Central Supply Company, Fabian Morales – Graniterock, Latoya Brown – Aggregate Industries
Megaproject of the Year: Titan with SAP integration, A&A Ready Mix (Danny Kane) with Gerald Desmond Bridge, Iowa DOT with I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project
Outstanding Woman in Heavy Construction: Jan Holt – Chaney Enterprises, Julie Schmid – Martin Marietta, Kathy Freeman – HEI Civil
Weighmaster of the Year: Bobbi Green – The Shelly Company, Rheta McClain – The Shelly Company, Matt Born – Greer Industries
Innovation in Digitization: Capital Ready Mix, Lauren Concrete, Doan Companies
Sustainability: LaFarge Holcim, Summit Materials, Thomas Concrete
Safety: Great Lakes Aggregates, Sensible Concrete, Iowa DOT
Business Continuity: Wheeler Rock Products, NEBCO, Lauren Concrete
CONNEX Community: Lauren Concrete, Benevento Companies, Doan Companies
CONNEX Partnerships: Info Tech/Iowa DOT, Tread/Tomlinson Group, HCSS/BOND Civil & Utility
Excellence in Apex: Vulcan Materials, Knife River Corporation, Great Lakes Aggregates, Tomlinson Group
Excellence in CONNEX Jobsite: Austin Bridge & Road, Kiewit Corporation, BOND Civil & Utility
Excellence in COMMANDassurance: Wayne Davis Concrete, Permian Basin Materials, Troy Vines Concrete
Excellence in COMMANDbatch: Associated RM, Supermix, G&W Ready Mix Pte Ltd
Excellence in COMMANDqc: Ascension Quality Concrete, Lauren Concrete, Western Suburbs Concrete
Excellence in COMMANDseries: Rudus, Cemstone, Maschmeyer Concrete
Excellence in HaulIt: JM Materials, Butte Sand & Gravel, Heritage Trucking
Excellence in Integra: Blalock Companies, Oremus Materials Inc., Charley’s Concrete
Excellence in MOBILEsales: Colas, Granite Construction, Maschmeyer Concrete, Hilltop Basic
Excellence in MOBILEticket: Maschmeyer Concrete, Rudus, Lehigh Hanson/Vancouver RM
Excellence in COMMANDoptimize: Lauren Concrete, Demix Beton, Hanson Aggregates Arizona
Excellence in supplyCONNECT: Sagamore, Lauren Concrete, Rockville Fuel & Feed Co.
Excellence in TrackIt: Irving Materials Inc., Dufferin, Martin Marietta Dallas, Buzzi Unicem
Excellence in TrackIt 3P: AJAX Paving, MN Paving & Materials, New Enterprise Stone & Lime
Excellence in MOBILEjobsite: Anderson Concrete, ULTRACEM, Glenn O Hawbaker
Planning for ELEVATE is a year round activity. With the current uncertainty that still remains for large, in-person events we have opted to not plan for an in-person ELEVATE next fall.
Instead we hope to gather in smaller, in-person TRAININGDAYS events and Lunch-n-Learns on a regional level throughout 2021.
We have been following trends in the events industry and many are seeing success in reinitiating such events where small class/session sizes can be maintained and social distancing procedures can easily adhered to.
We currently have our first TRAININGDAYS event planned for Feb 8 – 10 in Dallas, but we will hold off opening registration for that event until later this year, allowing us to monitor local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations.
TRAININGDAYS is an in-person training event for our system users. Locations rotate on a regular basis to bring training to cities closer to our users. Users can register for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days of training and build a personal agenda by picking and choosing from half-day sessions offered for all Command Alkon core solutions.
Our first TRAININGDAYS event for 2021 is planned for Feb 8 – 10 in Dallas, but we will hold off opening registration for that event until later this year, allowing us to monitor local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations.
TRAININGDAYS are being planned for the spring and fall of 2021 in other locations as well, but we will hold off on announcing registration for these until early 2021 as we monitor and evaluate the situation further.
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Take a break from your daily grind on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in November and December to capture new ideas to motivate your teams, hear from fellow materials suppliers and buyers on how they are using technology to improve operational and financial performance. Collaborate with other system users and product managers on how our solutions should evolve in the future.Browse Content & Register