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Kenworth T880S Mixer with McNeilus Bridgemaster Package Provides Major Donation to RMC Research & Education Foundation

A Kenworth T880S bridge formula mixer chassis, recently sold during online bidding, will provide a major contribution to the RMC Research & Education Foundation, thanks to Kenworth, McNeilus, NorCal Kenworth and other participating Kenworth supplier partners. The T880S will be on display in the Kenworth booth (#633) at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) ConcreteWorks Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in National Harbor, Maryland.

The Kenworth T880S with set-forward front axle is the go-to configuration for mixer customers required to comply with federal bridge formulas. The special T880S features a PACCAR MX-11 engine rated at 430-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque, and a McNeilus Bridgemaster® 11 cubic yard mixer. The McNeilus mixer body has all the latest innovations for complete operator assurance, and is equipped with an M80 Series Drum™, Award-Winning FLEX Controls™, PRECO radar detection system, back-up camera, and automatic washout system.

Other contributing supplier sponsors of equipment for the Kenworth T880S are Meritor (axles), Hendrickson (rear suspension), Watson & Chalin (lift axle), Alcoa (wheels), Bridgestone (tires), and Allison Transmission (transmission). The T880S was provided by Kenworth and NorCal Kenworth and was purchased by Concrete Supply Co. in Charlotte, North Carolina. Henry Batten, Concrete Supply chairman and CEO, serves as chairman of the RMC Research & Education Foundation. One hundred percent of the net proceeds go to the foundation.

“We’re grateful to Kenworth, McNeilus and the other companies that contributed to this donation, and we’re proud as Concrete Supply to be the winning bidder to help make the contribution a reality. The RMC Research & Education Foundation is a critical industry asset that is putting science and credibility behind our industry’s product and helping us to develop a world-class workforce through education,” Batten said. “This donation will go a long way toward maintaining the Foundation as a lasting resource for the industry’s continued success and growth.”

“This is a very generous donation that will support our efforts to increase quality, sustainability and professionalism in the ready mixed concrete industry through research and education. We thank Kenworth, McNeilus and NorCal Kenworth and all the other trucking industry participants that helped make this donation possible,” said Julie Garbini, executive director of the RMC Research & Education Foundation.

“The RMC Research & Education Foundation does excellent work in support of the concrete and construction industry. This was a great project for Kenworth and its partners, and we appreciate their participation. We thank Concrete Supply Co. for purchasing the Kenworth T880S mixer and helping to trigger the resulting donation to the foundation,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.

“We recognize the importance of the RMC Research & Education Foundation’s efforts to improve and advance the concrete industry. We’re glad we can show our support with this joint donation to the cause,” said Jesus Crespo, McNeilus vice president and general manager, concrete mixers.

About RMC Research & Education Foundation
Since 1991, the RMC Research & Education Foundation has been putting the generous contributions of the concrete and construction community members to work to fund programs to improve quality, sustainability and professionalism in the ready mixed concrete industry. The research and educational programs supported by the Foundation represent a broad spectrum of projects that help to keep the concrete industry on the cutting edge. The Foundation is devoted to recruiting new talent, and strengthening the education and training of current and future professionals within the industry; concerned with protecting the safety of our workforce; working toward improving the quality of concrete and concrete construction; and dedicated to sustainability, resilience and strong environmental stewardship.

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