Producers, NPCA hone positive messaging for Precast Days 2021

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff National Precast Concrete Association producer and associate members are opening their doors November 1-12 for Precast Days 2021, a unique educational opportunity for local communities to tour operations and interface with valued employers. As of mid-September, 25 members have registered 30-plus plants for Precast Days events. Leading hosts are Jensen Precast…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MARCH 2021

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has chartered a Small Producer Council, aimed at shaping the future of committee and staff work supporting the group’s widest range of members. The SPC was formed to ensure participants have an opportunity to lead a conversation on their unique needs and consult peers on issues of most consequence to their businesses. James Schelzi…

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ORGANIZATIONS – NOVEMBER 2020

To address an industry education void attributable to the cancellation of last month’s Hardscape North America gathering, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has developed a 10-hour virtual event, with 42 interactive sessions around Business, Installation and Marketing & Sales learning tracks. The January 26-27 program will expand HNA’s educational opportunities beyond traditional in-person classrooms to a much wider international online…

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NPCA, PCI move 2021 Precast Show toward Memorial Day

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago Recognizing the potential for continued travel and meeting restrictions, plus other pandemic-related complications, the National Precast Concrete Association and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute have rescheduled the 2021 Precast Show from the last week of February to May 18-22. Along with education sessions, committee meetings, PCI annual convention and National Bridge…

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NPCA opens comment period for Precast Concrete Pavement manual

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind. The premier manual on North American precast pavement design, specification, fabrication and installation, posted here, will be open for National Precast Concrete Association member comment and editorial suggestions through December 9. NPCA staff and Transportation and Infrastructure Products Committee members will review comments and suggestions for potential inclusion in the Manual for Jointed Precast Concrete…

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NPCA names Columbia Precast GM Sparks as 2020-21 chair

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff The NPCA 55th Annual Convention, staged in virtual format earlier this month, saw the election of Ron Sparks, vice president and general manager of Columbia Precast Products in Woodland, Wash., as chairman for a one-year term. He was also was presented with the Douglas G. HoskinAward, named for one of NPCA’s…

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NPCA, PCI clarify certification requirements for products and structures

The National Precast Concrete Association and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute have issued a joint document to alleviate marketplace confusion regarding certification programs for precast and prestressed concrete products. The document allows specifiers to easily determine whether products require NPCA or PCI certification, or if either is allowable. The clarification ensures the accurate specification of certification programs, and that all appropriately…

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NPCA, PCI clarify product certification requirements

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

The National Precast Concrete Association and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute have issued a joint document to alleviate confusion in the marketplace regarding certification programs for precast and prestressed concrete products. Posted here, the document allows specifiers to easily determine whether products require NPCA or PCI certification, or if either is allowable. The clarification ensures the accurate specification of certification programs, and that all appropriately certified plants can bid on a project.

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ORGANIZATIONS – JULY 2020

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 975 of the nearly 1,500 producer member plants entered into the 2019 Excellence in Safety Awards Program. The record number of plants spans Gold (918 recipients), Silver (five) and Bronze (52) categories defined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics incident rate (IR) thresholds.

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