Irving, TX, March 19, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Three full days of planning sessions, committee meetings and networking activities are on tap when more than 125 leaders of the North American precast concrete pipe and box culvert industry gather here next week.
The 106th Annual Convention of the American Concrete Pipe Association
will also feature the election of a new chairman, awards for top plants and individuals and a full slate of committee updates. The convention will be held March 23-25 at the luxurious Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.
Rick Traylor, Vice Chairman of Rinker Materials – Concrete Pipe Division CEMEX in Houston, will be elected ACPA Chairman of the Board for a one-year term, taking the helm from Bill Adams of Hancock Concrete Products in Sibley, Iowa. New members of the ACPA Executive Committee will likewise be elected.
ACPA President Matt Childs and his staff will report on the association’s activities at the regional and national levels over the past year, as well as its strategic plan for the year ahead. The ACPA’s Annual General Meeting will be conducted, along with updates from the AASHTO Task Group and each of the association’s committees, including Marketing, Technical, Education, Manufacturing/Quality, Government Relations and Safety.
Monday’s luncheon will honor the memory of Past Chairman Tom Wheelan, and a silent auction has been organized to raise funds for the Tom Wheelan Memorial Fund, which is run out of the ACPA Education & Research Foundation.
“We always strive to make our conventions as comprehensive, productive and informative as possible, and that will certainly be the case next week,” said Childs. “We’re anticipating a record turnout and looking forward to one of our best conventions ever.”
For more information on the ACPA Annual Convention and the North American concrete pipe industry, visit www.concrete-pipe.org.
About the ACPA
Established in 1907, the American Concrete Pipe Association serves as the voice of the concrete pipe industry. The ACPA is a nonprofit organization comprised of manufacturers of concrete pipe and box culverts, manufacturers of equipment and providers of products and services related to the concrete pipe industry. Member companies are located throughout the United States, Canada and more than 40 foreign countries. The Association provides its members with a wide range of research, technical and marketing support to promote and advance the use of concrete pipe for drainage and pollution control applications.