Groups challenge FHWA greenhouse gas emissions measure

In a letter to U.S. House and Senate members, 14 associations representing construction materials, products and downstream interests question the Federal Highway Administration’s authority to proceed with a greenhouse gas performance measure on projects the agency funds. Their argument traces the absence of a legal basis for a November 2023 FHWA rule, “National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the…

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Working Together

A visit with 2023-24 National Precast Concrete Association Chair Bill Bundschuh Concurrent with new association staff leadership under Nick Rhoad, PRETECH Corp. President and Principal Bill Bundschuh succeeds Joel Sheets (Tindall Infrastructure) as NPCA chair. Over his 30 years at the helm of PRETECH, Bundschuh has steered the Kansas City, Kan.-based precast business through a major downturn to record top…

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Canadian PCI extends NPCA Master Precaster program reach

The National Precast Concrete Association has licensed its Master Precaster program to the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute to enhance educational opportunities and workforce skills. Individuals attain Master Precaster status by completing six precast-specific courses that focus on general industry knowledge, leadership plus production, safety, technical and quality control topics. More than 400 individuals have earned the Master Precaster title since…

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Materials, manufactured concrete groups challenge FHWA GHG yardstick

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff In a letter to U.S. House and Senate members, 14 associations representing construction materials, products and downstream interests question the Federal Highway Administration’s authority to proceed with a greenhouse gas performance measure on projects the agency funds. Their argument traces the absence of a legal basis for a November 2023 FHWA…

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Canadian PCI to offer NPCA Master Precaster program

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind. The National Precast Concrete Association has licensed its Master Precaster program to the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute to enhance educational opportunities and workforce skills. Individuals attain Master Precaster status by completing six precast-specific courses that focus on general industry knowledge, leadership plus production, safety, technical and quality control topics. More than 400 individuals…

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New CEO brings public and private sector executive tenure to NPCA

The National Precast Concrete Association has appointed Nick Rhoad as president and chief executive officer, effective December 1. He will arrive with 20-plus years of experience in association management, state government roles and private sector economic development work. Rhoad was most recently chief executive officer of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials in Fishers, Ind. and previously served…

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NPCA names public and private sector-minted executive as new chief

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff The National Precast Concrete Association has appointed Nick Rhoad as president and chief executive officer, effective December 1. He will arrive with 20-plus years of experience in association management, state government roles and private sector economic development work. Rhoad was most recently chief executive officer of the Association of Real Estate…

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ORGANIZATIONS- September 2023

In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee-based ConExpo-Con/Agg show manager, has pinpointed three forests for the planting of 139,000-plus trees—honoring each individual who attended the Las Vegas show earlier this year. Planting projects will occur over the next several months, with a primary focus in priority reforestation sites or regions:  For the past 50…

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Survey confirms precast concrete’s perpetual strengths, economic impact

U.S. precast concrete producers accounted for more than $25.8 billion in revenue and $5.1 billion in worker wages in 2022, employing approximately 102,000 individuals at 2,700-plus plants, a new National Precast Concrete Association report finds. Behind topline and payroll trajectories, authors track producers’ 6.9 percent growth rate from 2018 to 2022, a trendline ahead of similar construction value chain providers. …

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Lindsay Precast veteran Hoffman appointed interim NPCA chief

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff The National Precast Concrete Association Board has named Mike Hoffman of Canal Fulton, Ohio as interim chief executive officer. He will oversee the group’s 27-person staff and manage day-to-day headquarters operations while a national search continues for a full-time CEO. Hoffman served as 2018-19 NPCA chair, part of his 13-year involvement…

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