Join America’s concrete pipe industry in celebration August 20 to 26
National Concrete Pipe Week will be observed from August 20 – 26, as the nation formally recognizes the vital importance of reinforced concrete pipe and precast concrete products to the health, safety and well-being of our citizens. The contributions of thousands of workers, hundreds of manufacturing plants and other industries that support concrete pipe producers – from truckers to sand and stone suppliers, cement producers to contractors and engineers – will likewise be acknowledged during this week-long celebration.
This is designed to educate communities and their leaders on the importance of our nation’s infrastructure and its concrete pipe and precast manufacturers. Join us, as we declare the significance of reinforced concrete pipe and precast to the quality of life and affirms the contributions of concrete pipe and precast industry to every state.
Proclamations signed by Governors
Other Signed Proclamations
Astatula, FL Orange County, FL Winter Haven, FL
Pulaski County, AR City of Apopka, FL Ft Myers, FL
Concrete Pipe Week in the News
APWA Paws loves Concrete Pipe Week too!
- Texas Concrete Pipe Association is conducting a training dayat the Beaumont District-TxDOT on August 23 in recognition of Concrete Pipe Week. Click here for agenda.
- Oklahoma Concrete Pipe Association is conducting a training day with Oklahoma DOT on August 24 in recognition of Concrete Pipe Week. Click here for agenda.
Grant Collins of Foley Products, representing the Mississippi Chapter ACPA met with Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, the 64th Governor of Mississippi. 2017 marks the third consecutive year that Governor Bryant has recognized Concrete Pipe Week with a Proclamation. Governor Bryant was first elected Governor in 2011 and is currently serving his second term as Governor. The MS Chapter-ACPA is thankful for Governor Bryant’s continued recognition of Concrete Pipe Week.
Public agencies and private companies met at Arkansas’ State Capitol to recognize the contributions of the concrete pipe industry to the State of Arkansas. They met Governor Asa Hutchinson who earlier in the month signed a Proclamation declaring August 20-26 as Concrete Pipe Week in Arkansas. Professionals from the transportation industry talked to Governor Hutchinson about the recent legislative session where they helped defeat Senate Bill 322 and HB 2268 in the City, County and Local Affairs Committee. Click here for more info.
- The Athens GA plant welcomed Congressman Doug Collins from GA today to tour the plant in honor of Concrete Pipe Week. Thank you for all you do in Washington for our industry.
- The Forterra Jersey Village plant kicked off Concrete Pipe Week by hosting a “Total Eclipse of the Pipe” and Ethics seminars. Contractors, Inspectors and Engineers came out to learn more about the Concrete Pipe Industry and view the eclipse. While not in the direct path, we observed 76% of the total eclipse on August 21st using pinhole cameras as well as several layers of film negatives.
Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde raised awareness of National Concrete Pipe Week during this week’s Quorum Court meeting in Little Rock, AR. Pulaski County Clerk read the Concrete Pipe Week Proclamation to all present. Pat Dry ( Forterra) and Walt Catlett (ACPA) representing the Arkansas Chapter – ACPA, received the Proclamation from Pulaski County Judge Hyde. The Arkansas Chapter – ACPA producing members, Scurlock Industries and Forterra Building Products along with its associate members thanks Pulaski County Judge Hyde and the Quorum Court Members for this recognition.
The Texas Concrete Pipe Association conducted a Concrete Pipe Week training day at the Beaumont District – TxDOT to engineers from the maintenance division and the planning/design division. Producing members from Rinker Pipe (Alena Mikhaylova Rick Traylor, and Jeff Hite), Forterra Building Products (Liza Kirk), AmeriTex (Ron Reichert) and ACPA (Walt Catlett) provided a full slate of classes that included Pipe Installation, PII, Precast Structure Installation, Trenchless Installation and Accelerated Precast Construction. TCPA members thank Andrew Lee and Patrick Ryan with TxDOT for helping TCPA raise awareness about proper installation practices and Concrete Pipe Week.
The Oklahoma Chapter – ACPA partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to conduct a day of training on proper installation practices for pipe, box culverts and jacking pipe. ODOT provided a training facility and advertised the training to ODOT personnel, consultants and contractors. OK Chapter producing members Rinker Materials (Derek Light and Adam Sharp), Forterra (John Dutschmann and Steve Duvall), ACPA (Walt Catlett) and Associate member EJ (Tim Powell) thank Denise Slattery (ODOT) for helping raise awareness about National Concrete Pipe Week in Oklahoma.
Senator Bill Dodd of California presenting Concrete Pipe Week Proclamation and welcoming concrete pipe industry delegates to the California State Senate Chamber.
Mountain States Concrete Pipe had their first plant tour Aug. 29, as part of the 2017 Mountain States Concrete Pipe Week. Our vendors included Holcim, D&L Supply, Mel Marshall Company, and Davis Wire. We had approximately 75 engineers and inspectors show up to the Geneva Pipe Salt Lake plant.
During Unified Training last fall, MSCPA was impressed with the autogenous healing demonstration at the Rinker plant. Each of our plants have performed the same experiment and demonstration for this year’s Concrete Pipe Week events. Today was the first time we have shown it, and the attendees were amazed at how quickly the cracks healed. For most, this was their first exposure to autogenous healing, so it was a very powerful discussion tool. I’m positive each of the other plants will have similar results.
- Mountain States Concrete Pipe just finished up their second of five plant tours here in Utah as part of our Concrete Pipe Week promotion. Today’s tour was at Geneva Pipe’s Orem plant. We had 110 engineers, inspectors, and city officials show up. Our vendors included Ash Grove Cement, D&L Supply, East Jordan Ironworks, and Davis Wire.
- County Materials Corporation, hosted plant tours at several facilities throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Florida, to educate state and local officials on the durability and sustainability of concrete pipe.
In Wisconsin, County Materials held plant tours at their Madison and Green Bay facilities.
Notable attendees at County Materials’ Madison pipe plant tour include Wisconsin State Representative Malissa Sargent, Madison Alder for District 15 Dave Harens, and the Wisconsin Concrete Pipe Association Executive Director Clark Wontoch. Attendees at County Materials’ Green Bay pipe plant tour include Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Dave Ross and State Senator Robert Cowles.
Mountain States Concrete Pipe just finished up the fourth of five plant tours in Utah as part of their Concrete Pipe Week promotion. Today’s tour was at Oldcastle Precast’s Ogden plant. They had 205 engineers, inspectors, city officials, and contractors show up. The vendors included Holcim Cement, D&L Supply, Trelleborg, and Press-Seal Corporation.
So far, for the four plant tours, they have had over 480 people show up. These people included consultant engineers, city engineers, state DOT engineers, municipal and DOT inspectors, city officials (a number of mayors and city council members attended, as well), and a few contractors.
Mountain States Concrete Pipe just finished up the last of five plant tours here in Utah as part of their Concrete Pipe Week promotion. This tour was at Robertson Manufacturing’s Logan plant. There were 45 engineers, inspectors, city officials, and public works employees that came. The vendors included Ash Grove Cement, D&L Foundry and Supply, Trelleborg, and Press-Seal Corporation.