NCMA and ICPI join Precast Show 2022

The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) announced today that the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) will join NPCA and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) at The Precast Show 2022 on March 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo.

With more than 100,000 square feet of exhibitor space and 5,000 individuals in attendance, The Precast Show is the largest precast-specific trade show in North America and the one place to find the industry’s most important suppliers and foremost equipment experts under one roof.

“We are excited to have NCMA, ICPI and their members officially join us at The Precast Show,” NPCA Chairman of the Board Ron Sparks said. “This decision to renew our relationship underscores our shared interests in the industry and our joint efforts to promote the use of precast concrete, concrete masonry and hardscape products across America.”

The Precast Show is the premier event within the concrete products industry,” NCMA Chairman of the Board Rocky Jenkins said. “Our members will benefit greatly from the integration of ICON EXPO into this event, as will the companies that supply our members, through increased exposure and the opportunity to come together with so many others across the industry.”

In addition to the trade show floor, The Precast Show includes industry educational sessions and networking events where the latest technology and ideas are shared and discussed. Precast concrete infrastructure products account for approximately $2.4 billion annually, and that figure is expected to increase as the United States looks to repair its aging roads, bridges, highways and rail system.

Along with NCMA’s ICON EXPO and ICON-Xchange tradeshow and events, NCMA and ICPI support an industry that produces and annually sells an estimated 2.5 billion concrete masonry and hardscape products in the United States and Canada with substantial gains from the previous year as a result of increased residential investments in outdoor living spaces.

“NCMA and ICPI members work side by side with NPCA and other organizations participating in The Precast Show on projects every day across the United States and around the world,” NCMA President Bob Thomas said. “We have much in common.”

“Setting the highest standards in product quality, sustainability and safety are at the foundation of all of our groups, making this a natural relationship,” ICPI Board Chair Marshall Brown said.

“With the introduction of the American Jobs Plan, we hopefully are entering a time of national investment in infrastructure that hasn’t been seen since the Interstate Highway System was launched in the 1950s under President Eisenhower,” NPCA President Fred Grubbe said. “It never has been more important for precast concrete associations and their members to work together in order to achieve common goals.”

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Based in Carmel, Ind., NPCA has represented manufacturers of industrial plant-produced precast concrete products and the suppliers of products and services for the industry since 1965, providing members with the programs and information required to operate a successful precast plant. NPCA operates the industry’s largest and most comprehensive plant certification program, which is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

Chicago-based PCI develops, maintains and disseminates the knowledge for the design, fabrication and erection of precast and prestressed concrete structures and systems. As a collaborative group of industry stakeholders dedicated to promoting the broader use of precast concrete systems, PCI engages its constituents through standards development, certification, research, marketing and education.

NCMA, based in Herndon, Va., represents the producers and suppliers of the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry in the United States and Canada. NCMA advocates to safeguard the work of its members and promotes its members’ products as the first choice for designers, builders and property owners so communities are improved and made more resilient.

ICPI, based in Chantilly, Va., promotes the value of segmental concrete pavement systems. ICPI delivers education and technical guidance leading to awareness acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada.

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NPCA Contact: To speak with NPCA Chairman Ron Sparks or NPCA President Fred Grubbe, contact Joe Frollo by email  or (317) 582-2320.

NCMA Contact: To speak with NCMA Chairman Rocky Jenkins or NCMA President Bob Thomas, contact Brittaney Kamhong Thompson by email  or (703) 713-1900.

ICPI Contact: To speak with ICPI Chairman Marshall Brown or ICPI Executive Director Charles McGrath, contact Charles McGrath by email or (703) 657-6900.

Published May 5, 2021
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