ACPA opens registration for 2021 Pipe School

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas The American Concrete Pipe Association will offer its 2021 Pipe School on a virtual platform, with half-day Technical sessions—Transportation, Sales & Engineering, Train-the-Trainer Tracks—running live, February 1-3, and Production Track sessions for ACPA members on demand throughout February. The annual program suits members, state or local transportation agency representatives, consulting engineers, contractors, subject…

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Pumping group makes inaugural training simulator endorsement

Vortex training simulator developer CM Labs cites release of the first concrete pump operator program of its kind. With curriculum developed in collaboration with the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), it ensures operators are proficient with using the remote-control box before being exposed to work site stress. The Concrete Pump Simulator allows operators to develop basic skills such deploying outriggers,…

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Leadership Summons

A visit with 2020 ACPA Chairman William (Bill) Washabaugh, Jr. American Concrete Pipe Association members enlisted a seasoned chairman for a year of major developments, both planned and unforeseeable: Staff leadership transition; creation of a senior position to oversee a new focus on reinforced concrete pipe and box culvert market development, coupled with the chartering of a Marketing Committee; then,…

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Virtual elements underpin 2020 Concrete Pipe Week

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas; CP staff

Accepting the limitations of customary Concrete Pipe Week in-person activities—plant tours, employee appreciation events, plus engagement with federal, state or local officials—the American Concrete Pipe Association has scheduled online presentations for the August 16-22 observance. The group will convey the value proposition of rigid, robust drainage infrastructure through these Monday-Friday presentations and webinars, live or on-demand:

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ACPA chapter regroups under new UtahRMCA paving committee

Sources: Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alpine; CP staff

Effective August 1, members of the former American Concrete Pavement Association Utah Chapter are invited to join the newly formed Utah RMCA Concrete Paving Committee, through which producers and contractors will leverage resources of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Pave Ahead initiative. 

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Mike K

The American Concrete Pipe Association has named Michael Kremer, MBA, as vice president of Marketing, a newly created position to advance the association’s efforts to meet the critical need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure. He will lead the development and implementation of marketing strategy, messaging and materials that support ACPA’s mission and industry objectives.

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Doug Dayton, P.E., has been named president of the American Concrete Pipe Association, transitioning from that same capacity at Professional Services Industries Inc., a major consulting engineer and construction materials testing firm.

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Concrete pavement market poised to remain above 50 million square yards

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff

The American Concrete Pavement Association sees good prospects for mainline paving and overlay projects this year, with overall volume nearly matching last year’s levels. “We expect 2019 market volume to be about 51.5 million square yards. The current projection for 2020 is about 50.2 million square yards. Although this represents a slight decrease of 2.5 percent, the change is attributed to several strong state reconstruction projects and new alignment programs completed in 2019,” says ACPA CEO Gerald Voigt. 

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