ACPA documents concrete pavement’s sustainability, resilience

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff A new American Concrete Pavement Association white paper synthesizes research on concrete pavement’s contributions to economic, environmental, and social sustainability. With the release of “Concrete Pavement’s Role in a Sustainable, Resilient Future,” the group aims to educate decision-makers involved in the placement and rehabilitation of roadway, highway and airfield pavements, many…

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Milestone Contractors VP Friess embraces ACPA Chairman’s term

Steve Friess of Indianapolis-based Milestone Contractors, LP was elected American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) chairman of the board at the organization’s 59th annual meeting, held late last year in Nashville. He takes the helm at a time when the paving industry is poised for at least $350 billion over five years in highway and bridge funding as part of the…

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Organizations – October 2022

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 20 producer members operating individual plants or multiple divisions or regions in the 2022 Excellence in Quality Awards program. Winners have demonstrated commitment to materials and production facilities management and related measures behind delivery of quality concrete, while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.  These Excellence in Quality Award recipients were…

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Florida producers elevate concrete pavement practice

Source: Florida Concrete & Products Association, Orlando The premier “Florida Rigid Pavement Streets & Local Roads Design Guide” provides Sunshine State counties and cities with in-depth instruction and best practices for the design, construction, and maintenance of concrete pavement on lower volume thoroughfares. “Concrete roads made with a suitable design and sound construction practices can lead to long-term environmental and…

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NSSGA veteran O’Neill-Kaumo named successor to ACPA chief Voigt

Laura O’Neill-Kaumo assumes the American Concrete Pavement Association president and chief executive officer posts this month, arriving from the American Council of Engineering Companies, Washington, D.C., where as chief operating officer she served engineers engaged in federal infrastructure work. Prior to ACEC, she was National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association senior vice president, charged with overseeing the government affairs agenda…

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ORGANIZATIONS – AUGUST 2019

The National Precast Concrete Association is promoting the inaugural Precast Days as an event where producer members can provide engineers, specifiers, students, professors, and the community at large with a personal, up-close look at their operations. NPCA has set up a portal, www.precast.org/precastdays, through which members can choose a plant tour date during the last two weeks of October. The NPCA Board has approved funding to provide national marketing support for the event, including an extensive campaign in business-to-business publications, along with promotion in social media channels.

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2019

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To recognize the recently proclaimed Concrete Industry Day, American Concrete Pavement Association-Colorado/Wyoming Chapter, American Concrete Pipe Association and Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association members hosted legislators and staff late last month for a BBQ picnic lunch on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver. In addition to government outreach, the associations teamed to raise awareness of the industry’s key link to economic growth and sustainable development practices in the state.

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Governor continues Concrete Day in the State of Colorado

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas

Governor John Hickenlooper is maintaining a spring tradition of recent years, observing “The concrete industry is vital to Colorado’s infrastructure and economy. On April 28 we recognize concrete as a sustainable, green building material and superior choice for construction. We look forward to recognizing the thousands of employees who make a difference in our state during the annual Concrete Day at the Capitol BBQ.”

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