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National Concrete Pipe Week

Proclamations from 11 governors across the U.S. positioned August 16-22 as the inaugural National Concrete Pipe Week, formally recognizing the importance of reinforced concrete pipe and precast concrete products to citizens’ health, safety and well-being. The contributions of thousands of workers, hundreds of manufacturing plants and other industries that support producers were likewise acknowledged.

 

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Pipe Show, B2B meeting event to premier along side 2016 ACPA Pipe School

The American Concrete Pipe Association projects 400-plus engineers, executives, owners and allied professionals from the North American concrete drainage products segment gathering for the inaugural ACPA Pipe Show, staged concurrently with the 2016 Pipe School, January 4–7 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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ORGANIZATIONS - SEPTEMBER 2015

Portland Cement Association has named Michael Schon vice president and counsel for Government Affairs. He will have lead responsibility for shepherding the association’s regulatory advocacy efforts and promoting the cement industry in general. He joins PCA from Baker Botts L.L.P., where he served as Environmental Practice Group senior associate, representing energy and manufacturing clients in environmental litigation, while providing regulatory guidance and counseling for federal and state environmental issues.

 

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Notre Dame engineering student team takes PCI 2015 Big Beam Contest

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Student Education Committee recently judged the Sika Corp.-sponsored Engineering Student Design Competition, or Big Beam Contest, challenging college or university teams to fabricate and test a precast/prestressed concrete beam with the help of local PCI Producer members. Prizes based on efficient design, highest load capacity and other criteria are awarded to the top 20 entries, drawn from a North America-wide pool.

 

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Producers finalize Hardscape NA education, dealer sessions, exhibit schedule

22 Belgarda 150The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute-produced Hardscape North America (HNA), October 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, encompasses continuing education and networking sessions for product dealers and installers, new products showcase, signature awards program and nightly entertainment. Along with co-located Green Industry & Equipment Expo, it spans 750 exhibits in the center plus a 19-acre outdoor demonstration area. ICPI presents this year’s agenda as a “formula for a high return on investment.”

 

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