Ready-Mix member wins national recognition

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has named Local 853 member David (Bronc) Buoncristiani, of Central Concrete Supply, the 2019 Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year.

The NRMCA’s panel of industry judges selected Buoncristiani as the top driver from a group of more than 1,000 outstanding applicants from across the U.S. The judges honored him for his career achievements, outstanding safety record, professionalism, driving competency and customer service skills.

A 30-year employee at Central’s South San Francisco facility, Buoncristiani is not only a great driver, he’s also a commited union member, serving as shop steward, and always eager to help his co-workers.

On his application, Central Concrete Supply’s Operations Manager Joe Cerrito wrote, “While hauling over 15,000 cubic yards of concrete incident-free in 2018, David navigated some of San Francisco’s most challenging roads and terrain with exceptional driving skill, intuition and attention to detail.”

The judges were also impressed with his letters of recommendations which included one from contractor Steve Benesi of Malcolm Drilling Company who wrote, “As a superintendent I have worked with and have met many concrete drivers and I would rank Dave in the top 1%. He is rock solid when it comes to anything related to concrete.”

“He’s an all-around helpful person,” says Local 853 Business Rep Bo Morgan. “We’ve sat together on the contract negotiating committee, and he always welcomes the new members, which keeps the shop strong. He definitely deserved this honor.”

As the winner of the 2019 award, Buoncristiani received a $5,000 check from the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau. He and the runners-up were honored in March at the NRMCA’s Annual Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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