NCMA/ICPI honor 160 plants in 2020 Safety Awards Program

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va. CP staff The National Concrete Masonry Association and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) cite a 20 percent year-over-year increase in producer and associate member plants earning 2020 NCMA/ICPI Safety Awards. The groups named 160 U.S. and Canadian operations in a program recognizing commitment to employee wellbeing and…

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NCMA, ICPI align with NPCA, PCI for The Precast Show 2022

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind. The National Concrete Masonry Association and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute will join the National Precast Concrete Association and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute at The Precast Show 2022, March 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo. With more than 100,000 square feet of exhibitor space and attendance of 5,000, The Precast Show is the largest precast-specific…

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NCMA probes depth of CMUs’ carbon dioxide-sequestering potential

National Concrete Masonry Association technicians are collecting block from a cross section of producer members for a two-year investigation measuring specimens’ carbon dioxide sequestration characteristics. Findings have the potential to arm the industry with critical CO2 uptake data plus delineate the sequestration rates and net volumes of dry cast versus conventional precast and cast-in-place concrete units or elements.

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NCMA research quantifies CMUs’ carbon dioxide-sequestering capacity

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff National Concrete Masonry Association technicians are collecting block from a cross section of producer members for a two-year investigation measuring specimens’ carbon dioxide sequestration characteristics. Findings have the potential to arm the industry with critical CO2 uptake data plus delineate the sequestration rates and net volumes of dry cast versus conventional precast…

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Surveys track modest year-over-year gains for block, SRW unit shipments

The 2020 National Concrete Masonry Association CMU Sales Survey, reflecting data from 187 plants, shows respective 2019 increases of 1.9 percent and 0.9 percent in the U.S. and Canada against prior-year figures. In 8-in. unit equivalent terms, producers shipped 1.17 billion block in the U.S. and 101.5 million block in Canada in 2019.

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NCMA programs a virtual live event as alternative to Music City meeting

Due to safety precautions plus travel and event programming complications surrounding the pandemic, the National Concrete Masonry Association will not conduct the in-person ICON Expo 2021: Machinery & Equipment Show, originally scheduled for February 12-13. In lieu of a Nashville gathering anchored by a second triennial Machinery & Equipment exhibit—the 2018 debut of which saw a parade of five block…

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Concrete Masonry Unit Sales Survey tracks modest year-over-year gains

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff The 2020 NCMA CMU Sales Survey, reflecting data from 187 plants, shows respective 2019 increases of 1.9 percent and 0.9 percent in the U.S. and Canada against prior year figures. In 8-in. unit equivalent terms, producers shipped 1.17 billion block in the U.S. and 101.5 million block in Canada last year. 

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Show management moves schedule for World of Concrete 2021 to June

World of Concrete manager Informa Exhibitions has postponed next year’s Las Vegas Convention Center gathering to June 7-10 from an original January 18-22 schedule, citing discussions on travel constraints and public health concerns with key stakeholders, plus feedback from major concrete and masonry associations.

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NCMA tables in-person ICON Expo 2021, Annual Convention plan

Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va. After evaluating health risks and complications associated with a mid-February gathering, National Concrete Masonry Association directors have elected to hold on staging ICON Expo 2021: Machinery & Equipment Show and concurrent Annual Convention in Nashville. They moved to eliminate the physical meeting based on NCMA Associate Member Division Board guidance and in consultation…

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ORGANIZATIONS – SEPTEMBER 2020

The Concrete Industry Management Program National Steering Committee has named to its 15-member board Master Builders Solutions Vice President, Admixture Systems Bruce Christensen; Silvi Group Cos. Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Counsel Frank Flatch; and Forterra Chief Executive Officer Karl H. Watson, Jr. They join 17 others on the board, including the 2020-21 NSC officers Executive Director Eugene…

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