NPCA, CPCI team on education, sustainability, marketing efforts

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

A memorandum of understanding will enable NPCA and Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute to broaden their information sharing and collaborate across a number of important areas of common interests, including education, sustainability and marketing to the specifying community.

Under the memorandum agreement, both organizations are affiliate members of the other and members of each will benefit from the combined efforts and have access to courses and events at member pricing. CPCI will be recognized as an endorsing partner of The Precast Show, starting with the event’s 2017 staging in Cleveland, while NPCA will be a sponsor of the Institute’s annual general meeting. In addition, CPCI intends to launch the NPCA Master Precaster program in Canada.

“The networking opportunities this creates for U.S. and Canadian precasters are invaluable,” says NPCA President Ty Gable. “The North American precast industry as a whole will be better off thanks to the collaboration of all the organizations involved in the show in 2017 and beyond.”

NPCA and CPCI’s partnership, along with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, has already advanced the industry’s sustainability efforts with the development of product category rules and environmental product declarations. “Our members have enjoyed and appreciated the various marketing and sustainability partnerships with NPCA over the last few years,” affirms CPCI President Robert Burak. “We are excited about formalizing this relationship and the possibilities to expand our collaborative efforts in the coming years ahead.”