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NOV 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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32 • November 2017 www.concreteproducts.com BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS The National Precast Con- crete Association 2017 Precast Industry Bench- marking Report charts a 5 percent growth rate for producers last year, as shipments in the United States and Canada shipments climbed to an estimated $18.2 bil- lion from $17.3 billion in 2015. The 129-page document reflects 2016 precast, precast/pre- stressed and concrete pipe production data from 63 companies operating 168 plants. Along with shipment data, the NPCA Benchmarking Report fea- tures data on salary and benefits and compares high-profit companies to the total sample. Graphs, charts and infographics offer data that precasters can use for strategic plan- ning and to compare their own company results with the rest of the industry. Through eight quarters of North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program (NAPC- SPP) data reporting, Precast/ Prestressed Concrete Institute producers are establishing rep- resentative baselines in carbon dioxide emissions and resource consumption. A joint initiative for PCI, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and National Precast Concrete Association members, NAPCSPP is geared to benchmarking the precast indus- try's impact on the environment and creating a culture of sustain- ability. Participating PCI plants report results on a quarterly basis. "Members have reduced waste and energy and water use," says PCI Sustainability and Publi- cations Director Emily Lorenz. "That's good for the environment and good for their bottom line." Report measures precast/prestressed plants' carbon, energy, water metrics The just-published report reflects January 2015–December 2016 data from 43 operations, each assigned identification numbers to main- tain confidentiality, and is post- ed at www.pci.org/PCI/Resources/ Sustainability. NPCA BENCHMARKING REPORT PEGS 2016 INDUSTRY SHIPMENT GAINS AT $900M The report is free to benchmarking survey participants and available in pdf or hard copy versions for Na- tional Precast Concrete Association members ($350) and non-members ($550) through www.precast.org READY MIX RECYCLER

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