National Concrete Pipe Week a nod to vital infrastructure

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas

Proclamations from 11 governors across the U.S. have positioned August 16-22 as the inaugural National Concrete Pipe Week, formally recognizing the importance of reinforced concrete pipe and precast concrete products to citizens’ health, safety and well-being. The contributions of thousands of workers, hundreds of manufacturing plants and other industries that support producers will likewise be acknowledged.

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Pipe Show to premier along side 2016 ACPA Pipe School

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), Irving, Texas

More than 400 engineers, executives, owners and allied professionals from the North American concrete drainage products segment will gather for the inaugural ACPA Pipe Show, staged concurrently with the association’s 2016 Pipe School, January 4–7 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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ORGANIZATIONS – JULY 2015

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The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Robert Risser its new president. He joins the group with 20-plus years’ of executive association management experience, including nearly a decade as president and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute in Schaumburg, Ill., and succeeds James Toscas, who left PCI in late-2014 to lead the Portland Cement Association.

 
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Industry hosts lawmakers as Governor declares Concrete Day in Colorado

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas

“The State of Colorado recognizes the concrete industry as important to further development in our state and appreciates the hard work, dedication, and the efficiency of its employees,” proclaimed Governor John Hickenlooper April 24 as he designated that the date “forever after shall be known as Concrete Day in the state of Colorado.”

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PRODUCERS – December 2014

BMC Enterprises Inc., the parent company of St. Louis ready mixed producer Breckenridge Material Co., has closed on an asset deal for four APAC-Missouri aggregate operations. The active Wright City Quarry and Defiance Quarry, plus two additional properties with future aggregate reserves, will operate under a new entity, BMC Stone, LLC.

 
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Johnson County Pipe affords federal lawmaker ‘hands on’ plant tour

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When Representative Roger Williams (TX-25), a key House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee member, toured Johnson County Pipe in Alvarado, Texas, he shook hands, observed advanced cage and product machinery, and then took controls to complete a concrete pipe section. His visit was the latest in a series of American Concrete Pipe Association-organized plant tours aimed at underscoring the industry’s commitment to quality production and worker safety, while reinforcing concerns about the federal government’s insufficient infrastructure funding.  

 
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ORGANIZATIONS – September 2014

William “Jay” Hall has returned to Portland Cement Association as manager of Codes and Standards, working out of Keysville, Va. He will represent the cement-based products industry in the codes and standards development process for organizations like the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association. 

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Precast Concepts hosts Colorado lawmaker delegation

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After flooding and wildfires have increased scrutiny of materials used in the state’s roadway systems, Precast Concepts hosted a Colorado Senate and House Transportation Committee tour of its Henderson pipe and drainage structures plant, west of Denver, informing lawmakers on infrastructure quality, safety, design and life cycle costs.

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Precast Concepts hosts Colorado lawmaker delegation

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), Irving, Texas

After flooding and wildfires have increased scrutiny of materials used in the state’s roadway systems, Precast Concepts hosted a Colorado Senate and House Transportation Committee tour of its Henderson pipe and drainage structures plant, west of Denver, informing lawmakers on infrastructure quality, safety, design and life cycle costs.

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