Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association Announces Excellence in Concrete Awards
AMES, IOWA – The 2011 Excellence in Concrete Awards were announced November 3, 2011, at a ceremony in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) hosted the awards luncheon during the Iowa Better Concrete Conference.
The Excellence in Concrete Awards recognize outstanding projects from throughout the state. Entries were judged on the following criteria: architectural consideration of concrete, complexity of project, engineering design, finished appearance, and diverse application of ready mixed concrete.

First Church of the Nazarene, Oskaloosa
Ready Mixed Concrete Producer: Ideal Ready Mix Co., Inc., Oskaloosa
Owner: First Church of the Nazarene, Oskaloosa
General Contractor & Architect/Designer: The McKnight Group, Grove City, Ohio Concrete Subcontractor: Pella Concrete Contractors, Inc., Pella
Engineer: Garden & Associates, Ltd., Oskaloosa
On January 21, 2006, a devastating fire took all of McCord Hall and the entire sanctuary of the church. A team was brought together to help lead the church during this time of transition. Together, along with leadership of the church, land was acquired, designs were created, and a new church was built. The eye appeal speaks for itself and the church enrollment has grown from 250 to over 350 members since its completion.