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Ready mixed, precast interests occupy Orlando

Sources: CP staff; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

A month after the upbeat World of Concrete 2015 in Las Vegas, ready mixed and precast producers will reconvene in Florida, with the NRMCA Annual Convention March 1-3 at the Orlando World Marriott, and the NPCA and American Concrete Pipe Association-backed Precast Show March 5-7 at the Orange County Convention Center.

The NRMCA convention will see formal election of CalPortland Co. CEO Allen Hamblen as 2015 association chairman, along with presentation of annual Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year, Joseph E. Carpenter, Richard D. Gaynor, William B. Allen, State Association of the Year and Promoter of the Year awards. The business program includes presentations or panel discussions themed “The Growing Influence of Wood in Buildings and Codes,” “Local Government Action for Resilience,” and “Opportunities with Insulated Concrete Forms.”

Dovetailing the NRMCA convention is the ACPA Pipe School, March 3-6 at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort, plus NPCA Precast University and committee meetings, March 3-4 at the Rosen Shingle Creek. The Precast Show kicks off Thursday, March 5, a total of 15 exhibit hours scheduled through mid-afternoon Saturday.