ORGANIZATIONS – NOVEMBER 2020

To address an industry education void attributable to the cancellation of last month’s Hardscape North America gathering, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has developed a 10-hour virtual event, with 42 interactive sessions around Business, Installation and Marketing & Sales learning tracks. The January 26-27 program will expand HNA’s educational opportunities beyond traditional in-person classrooms to a much wider international online…

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Segmental concrete pavement growth evident in ICPI report

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has released its annual Industry Sales Profile, representing the most accurate and current information publicly available on United States and Canadian segmental concrete pavement shipments. The Profile tracks growth patterns indicative of 100-plus producers running about 250 high-output machines in more than 200 plant locations.

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ICPI opens 2021 virtual education event registration

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff To address an industry education void attributable to the cancellation of this month’s Hardscape North America gathering, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has developed a 10-hour virtual event, with 42 interactive sessions around Business, Installation and Marketing & Sales learning tracks. The January 26-27 program will expand HNA’s educational opportunities beyond…

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ICPI confirms growth in segmental concrete pavements

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has released its annual Industry Sales Profile, representing the most accurate and current sales information publicly available on the United States and Canadian segmental concrete pavement industry. The Profile tracks growth trends indicative of 100-plus producers running about 250 high-output machines in more than 200 plant locations. 

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ORGANIZATIONS – JULY 2020

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 975 of the nearly 1,500 producer member plants entered into the 2019 Excellence in Safety Awards Program. The record number of plants spans Gold (918 recipients), Silver (five) and Bronze (52) categories defined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics incident rate (IR) thresholds.

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ORGANIZATIONS – JUNE 2020

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Portland Cement Association have named Joe Roche as chief financial officer, reporting to NRMCA President Mike Philipps and PCA CEO Mike Ireland. Roche arrives with 30-plus years’ management experience supporting non-profit and trade organizations, and immediately transitions from the National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Md. He will lead ongoing evaluation, development and implementation of NRMCA and PCA financial processes and systems, and oversee the groups’ Finance Shared Services agreement. Based primarily at the Alexandria, Va., association offices, Roche will work with external finance partners to implement process improvements, maximize system capabilities, and focus on staff development.

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ICPI postpones Hardscape North America

Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

Due to concerns and uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute will delay this year’s Hardscape North America show, scheduled October 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, until October 2021. Continuing an arrangement of recent years, 2021 Hardscape NA will co-locate with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute-led GIE+EXPO, organizers of which recently affirmed commitment to staging a 2020 show.

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Block and paver producers salute injury, illness prevention

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

The National Concrete Masonry Association and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute recognize 132 plants in four categories of the 2019 NCMA/ICPI Safety Awards. The groups honor block and paver producers who attain exemplary safety performance records by demonstrating a commitment to employee wellbeing and healthy work environment. 

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