Challenged Chair

Tom Finch leads a nimble National Concrete Masonry Association

A global health crisis raised humbling prospects less than three weeks into Tom Finch’s term as 2020 National Concrete Masonry Association Chair of the Board: How effectively could he function after a radically altered business landscape quelled requisite interface with NCMA directors, members and staff? Could association commitments be balanced with challenges he confronted as vice president of California-based RCP Block & Brick Inc., an essential business contending with national and state lockdown measures?

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NCMA set for ICON Expo 2018: Machiney & Equipment Show

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

NCMA is finalizing the agenda for the International Concrete Exposition: Machinery & Equipment Show, whose inaugural staging is set for February 9-10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. True to the ICON Expo 2018 theme, the small-scale exhibit component built into event’s schedule since 2015 will be replaced by a larger trade show, complete with plant components and machinery—and 16 hours of booth time between Friday and Saturday. ICON Expo 2018 will be held in conjunction with NCMA Annual Convention, February 6-8, and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Annual Meeting, February 11-14.

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ICON Expo 2018: Equipment, Knowledge Garden, Selling Conference

The National Concrete Masonry Association is finalizing the agenda for the International Concrete Exposition 2018: Machinery & Equipment Show. Staged at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, the February 9-10 program will feature 16 trade show hours, plus a host of new features for attendees. ICON Expo 2018 will be held in conjunction with NCMA Annual Convention, February 6-8, and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Annual Meeting, February 11-14.

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NCMA schedules ICON Expo 2018: Equipment & Machinery Show

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

NCMA will stage the International Concrete Exposition Machinery & Equipment Show (ICON Expo) February 9-10, 2018, in Indianapolis, billing it as the only machinery and equipment venue completely dedicated to the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry.

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2012 Precast Show attendance rebounds; 2013 dates move three weeks ahead

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

Crediting cautious construction market optimism among producers and their suppliers, NPCA reports a significant spike in floor traffic over prior year figures for the Precast Show, co-located with the 2012 Icon Expo in Orlando. The March 1–3 event marked official attendance of 3,692 and 1,000-plus units of training delivered—the highest for the show’s education component since 2008.

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