ICPI, NCMA maintain Unification Plan

Sources: ICPI-NCMA, Herndon, Va.; CP staff The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association officially merged July 1. The new organization will operate as ICPI-NCMA pending announcement of a new identity and brand—subject to member approval during a charter meeting, August 15-18 in San Diego. It represents producers whose annual block, veneer stone, paver and segmental retaining wall…

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Unit makers unite

A visit with ICPI-NCMA Chair-Elect Matt Lynch Next month’s Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association unification will spawn an organization anchored by segmental concrete producers across North America whose annual output measures upwards of 2 billion square feet of horizontal or vertical surfaces, enclosures, and load-bearing structures.  ICPI-NCMA will be poised as a new information, education and…

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ICPI, CRSI veteran Hawkins leads American Concrete Pipe Association

The American Concrete Pipe Association has named Steven Hawkins, AIA, CSI, as its new staff president. He arrives with 20-plus years in roles suiting the appointment, most recently serving as director of Marketing and Membership at the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va. Prior to ICPI, Hawkins was vice president and marketing director for the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Schaumburg,…

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Organizations – January 2022

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has announced new show management for Hardscape North America 2022. Yoffe Exposition Services will work with the ICPI team to produce the annual tradeshow, which is set for October 19-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, and co-located with GIE+EXPO.  According to ICPI Executive Director Charles McGrath, Yoffe Expo is a natural fit for…

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ICPI, CRSI veteran Hawkins leads American Concrete Pipe Association

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas; CP staff The American Concrete Pipe Association has appointed Steven Hawkins, AIA, CSI, as staff president. He arrives with 20-plus years in roles suiting the ACPA appointment, most recently serving as director of Marketing and Membership at the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va. Prior to ICPI, Hawkins was vice president and marketing…

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ICPI, NCMA merger set for mid-2022 following membership vote

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association members have approved a unification plan for their organizations. ICPI members voted 81 percent and NCMA members 97 percent in favor of a plan that has been the subject of formal discussions for more than two years. 

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Hardscape North America Education returns to virtual platform

Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va. Following the success of its inaugural Virtual Hardscape North America Education Event earlier this year, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute plans another power-packed two days of distance learning for landscape and hardscape professionals. Experts are once again offering their knowledge and experience virtually in an interactive, January 25-26 event that includes five learning…

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Balancing Act

A visit with 2021 NCMA Chairman Rocky Jenkins BY DON MARSH Rocky Jenkins’ career in manufactured concrete products was launched from a management trainee program in the house that Florida legend M.E. “Doc” Rinker built. That experience will serve Jenkins as the 2021 National Concrete Masonry Association Chairman. 

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Hardscape North America organizers prepare to regroup for 2021 show

Registration continues for Hardscape North America, October 20-22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, as the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute plans to bring the industry back together for a live gathering and resume an annual networking opportunity that was preempted in 2020 amid pandemic response measures. 

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