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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Registration opens for Hardscape North America 2022

Organizers of the nation’s largest hardscape event, Hardscape North America (HNA), have opened registration for the Kentucky Exposition Center gathering, October 19-21 in Louisville. With the recent addition of more than 35 companies who have not exhibited in the past, the 2022 show is on track to be bigger than ever. New this year, HNA will open earlier on Wednesday,…

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Precast Show 2022: Elevated enthusiasm, record participation

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff The precast concrete industry was on full display March 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo., as record-setting attendee and exhibit numbers combined for an exciting and eventful Precast Show 2022. Registration exceeded 4,600 individuals, more than 90 percent of them experiencing 80,000-plus square feet of Kansas City Convention Center space harboring plant…

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Glen-Gery takes 2022 Collection to Fifth Avenue

Glen-Gery Corp. unveiled this year’s new brick offerings in New York during G21: Fashion on Fifth. The event was followed the launch of the Glen Gery Materiality book and a panel discussion co-hosted by NYCxDESIGN. G21: Fashion on Fifth previewed Glen-Gery’s 2022 collection to an audience of architects, designers and industry media. The collection features an assortment of new products…

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CarbonBuilt shoulders Habitat for Humanity home, builds out C-suite

BY DON MARSH Los Angeles-based CarbonBuilt, developer of a carbon dioxide utilization method proven in manufactured concrete, joined Cemex USA, the National Concrete Masonry Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Alabama Concrete Industries Association in the late-2021 dedication of a Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa (Ala.) home. Crews built the clay brick veneer-clad, single-story residence with concrete block from a…

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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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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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MANUFACTURERS – DECEMBER 2020

St. Louis-based manufactured-concrete plant equipment leader Afinitas has promoted two team members to leadership roles in the Forming Systems Division, encompassing the New Hampton Metal Fabrication, New Hampton, Iowa, and Spillman Co., Columbus, Ohio businesses. Columbus General Manager Matt Karnes will serve as the division’s director of Engineering, overseeing both brands’ systems, processes, engineering design, and new technology. He joined…

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MANUFACTURERS – JANUARY 2019

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Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. reports ramp up of a 440,000-metric-ton capacity expansion of its Rapid City, S.D., cement plant. Work at the Dacotah mill began in 2016, with a total investment of just over $100 million. The expansion increases the plant’s production capacity to 1,167,000 mt and is expected to reduce variable production costs. Tie-in of the new facilities was completed in late November, while production—suspended during that phase—has resumed and the new facilities are in the stabilization process.

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