Concrete Products

JUL 2019

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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46 • July 2019 CHAIRMAN'S REPORT BY DON MARSH Founded in 1907 and based in Irving, Texas, ACPA is a nonprofit orga- nization of concrete pipe and precast concrete box culvert producers and allied equipment manufacturers, material suppliers or service pro- viders. Member companies are located throughout the U.S., Canada and 40-plus overseas countries. As the voice of the industry, the association provides a wide range of research, technical and marketing support materials to promote and advance the use of concrete pipe and precast boxes for drainage systems and many other applications. Archives on the site, coupled with ACPA's social media network, embody a wealth of information, knowledge, and download assets. Members account for 90 percent of U.S. concrete pipe shipments. Through ACPA, they advance knowledge of sound drainage strategies and deliver education programs focused on all aspects of pipe and drainage structures. The annual Pipe School and Pipe Show are oriented to member company staff plus drainage system engineers and other stakeholders at federal, state and local agency levels. Rigorous in con- tent delivery, the School encompasses concrete pipe and precast box courses, training and certification for graduates, member-hosted plant tours, and quality sessions. Course developers are especially mindful of the mechanical, electrical and computer competencies that managers and production employees need to maintain and operate modern con- crete pipe and precast plants. Ongoing education for ACPA members and their customers or pros- pects continues across the calendar through webinars on technical, marketing and sales topics. ACPA regional engineers and state associ- ation counterparts deliver additional education and training to agency personnel and drainage system specifiers. AMERICAN CONCRETE PIPE ASSOCIATION At-A-Gl A nce 2018 CHAIRMAN Jeffery Hite Director, Technical Promotions Rinker Materials Houston, Texas IMMEDIATE PAST-CHAIRMAN Mark Omelaniec President Langley Concrete Group Chilliwack, British Columbia PHOTOS: Rinker Materials

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