Plant Tour to Underscore Role of Colorado-Produced Products in Transportation Infrastructure

July 15 tour of Denver area concrete pipe plant for state legislators will address critical safety, quality, budgetary concerns.

Plant Tour to Underscore Role of Colorado-Produced Products in Transportation Infrastructure
Denver, CO, July 11, 2014 --( Recent flooding along US-36 and wildfires across the state have drawn increased scrutiny of the materials used in Colorado’s roadway systems. These factors, along with on-going pressure on legislators to invest wisely in the state’s transportation infrastructure, make it more vital than ever that decision-makers understand the comparative merits of alternative storm drainage and culvert pipe products.

On Tuesday, July 15, the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) will host a plant tour for members of the Senate and House Transportation Committees, other invited legislators and representatives of the Colorado Department of Transportation to address critical issues related to infrastructure quality, safety, design, life cycle costs and the merits of Colorado-produced products.

The tour of Precast Concepts’ concrete pipe plant in Henderson (9455 Boston Ct.) is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. on July 15, and conclude by 3:30 p.m. with a Q&A session featuring a high-ranking CDOT official and Senator Nancy Todd and Representative Max Tyler, representing the Colorado Transportation Legislation Review Committee.

“The goal of this tour is, first and foremost, to educate key decision-makers in our state about the importance of selecting high-quality, resilient, long-lasting pipe products for use in our highways,” said Kim Spahn, director of engineering services for the ACPA. “We likewise want to emphasize the good news that the best products for the job are made right here in Colorado, not just by Precast, but also by Boughton Precast, Oldcastle Precast and Rinker Materials.”

The afternoon’s agenda begins with a safety briefing over lunch, followed by a discussion of the products used for the reconstruction of Highway 36, where reinforced concrete pipe is being installed. Attendees will then tour the plant at Precast Concepts, a Colorado family-owned business, and review a case study that highlights the importance of post-installation inspection of all pipe products. The interactive Q&A session will close out the proceedings.

Media interested in attending and covering the plant tour may contact Ladd Biro at 817.675.3499 or to make arrangements.

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.
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