Richard E. Barnes Award
John Finch, Rinker Materials
This award is the highest recognition of support and service to the industry presented to an individual for lifetime achievement.

Mel C. Marshall Award
Tim Ferguson, Forterra
The award recognizes contributions to manufacturing and quality.

Richard C. Longfellow Award
County Materials
Each year, a Concrete Pipe News author is honored with the award for an article that most effectively demonstrates innovative and effective use of concrete pipe. The award is presented in memory of Richard Longfellow who had an outstanding career with Cretex Companies, Inc. based in Elk River, Minnesota.

QCast Awards

The plants in the QCast program listed below are the top quality plants in each category scoring 95% or better on their QCast audit in 2015.

Combined Sanitary and Storm
Ameritex Pipe and Products LLC Conroe, TX
Concrete Pipe and Precast, LLC Ashland, VA
Concrete Pipe and Precast , LLC Jessup, MD
Doha Precast Factory Doha, Qatar
Forterra Cedar Rapids
Forterra Elk River
Forterra Houston, TX
Forterra Lubbock, TX
Forterra Marshalltown, IA
Forterra Plattsmouth, NE
Forterra Robstown, TX
Forterra Shakopee, MN
Forterra Waxahachie, TX
Langlely Concrete LP Chilliwack, BC
Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. Bay City, MI
Oldcastle Precast Platteville, CO
Precast Concepts Henderson, CO
Rinker Materials Alexandria, LA
Rinker Materials Castroville, TX
Rinker Materials Columbia, SC
Rinker Materials Greenfield, IN
Rinker Materials Henderson, NV
Rinker Materials Houston, TX
Rinker Materials Indianapolis, IN
Rinker Materials Oakdale, PA
Rinker Materials Roanoke, TX
Rinker Materials Santa Teresa, NM
Rinker Materials Wilson, NC

Manholes
Doha Precast Factory Doha, Qatar
Forterra Elk River, MN
Forterra Marshalltown, IA
Forterra Shakopee, MN
Langlely Concrete LP Chilliwack, BC
Rinker Materials Indianapolis, IN
Rinker Materials Oakdale, PA

Precast
Concrete Pipe and Precast , LLC Ashland, VA
Forterra Shakopee, MN
Langley Concrete LP Chilliwack, BC
Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. Bay City, MI
Piranha Pipe and Precast Chowchilla, CA
Rinker Materials Columbia, SC
Rinker Materials Indianapolis, IN
Rinker Materials Whitestown, IN
Rinker Materials Wilson, NC

Box Culvert
Ameritex Pipe and Products LLC Conroe, TX
Concrete Pipe and Precast, LLC Ashland, VA
Forterra Franklin, TN
Forterra Grand Prairie, TX
Forterra Houston, TX (Jersey Village)
Forterra Lubbock, TX
Forterra Marshalltown, IA
Forterra Mitchell, SD
Forterra Robstown, TX
Forterra San Antonio, TX
Forterra Waxahachie, TX
Hancock Concrete Product, LLC Cannon Falls, MN
Hancock Concrete Products, LLC Hancock, MN
Langley Concrete LP Chilliwack, BC
Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. Bay City, MI
Piranha Pipe and Precast Chowchilla, CA
Precast Concepts Henderson, CO
Precast Concepts Grand Junction, CO
Rinker Materials Alexandria, LA
Rinker Materials Castroville, TX
Rinker Materials Columbia, SC
Rinker Materials Harrisburg, NC
Rinker Materials Henderson, NV
Rinker Materials Houston, TX
Rinker Materials Indianapolis, IN
Rinker Materials Roanoke, TX
Rinker Materials Santa Teresa, NM
Thompson Pipe Group – Houston Conroe, TX
Thompson Pipe Group – Dallas Alvarado, TX

Sanitary Manholes
Forterra Elk River, MN
Forterra Marshalltown, IA
Langley Concrete LP Chilliwack, BC

Storm
Ameritex Pipe and Products LLC Conroe, TX
Concrete Pipe and Precast , LLC Ashland, VA
Concrete Pipe and Precast , LLC Jessup, MD
Doha Precast Factory Doha, Qatar
Forterra Houston, TX (Jersery Village)
Forterra Lubbock, TX
Forterra Robstown, TX
Forterra Shakopee, MN
Forterra Waxahachie, TX
Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. Bay City, MI
Oldcastle Precast Platteville, CO
Precast Concepts Henderson, CO
Rinker Materials Alexandria, LA
Rinker Materials Castroville, TX
Rinker Materials Columbia, SC
Rinker Materials Greenfield, IN
Rinker Materials Henderson, NV
Rinker Materials Houston, TX
Rinker Materials Indianapolis, IN
Rinker Materials Oakdale, PA
Rinker Materials Roanoke, TX
Rinker Materials Santa Teresa, NM
Rinker Materials Wilson, NC

Chairman’s Quality Award
The award provides recognition to plants and/or companies that have implemented successful innovations resulting in a higher quality product and more efficient process. The award is presented in four categories.

Overall Winner

Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. – Bay City, MI – Step Test

Company-Wide Best Practice

Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. – Bay City, MI – Step Test

Quality Control Innovation

Rinker Materials – Frederick, MD – Class ID

Individual Plant Process Improvement

Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. – Bay City, MI – D-Load Test

Chairman’s Safety Award
The award provides recognition to plants and/or companies that have implemented successful safety initiatives resulting in a safer and more productive workplace. The award is presented in four categories.

Overall Winner

Rinker Materials – Houston, TX – The Leading Edge Bulletin

Company-Wide

Rinker Materials – Houston, TX – The Leading Edge Bulletin

Equipment-Related

Forterra – BarNunn, WY – Pallet and Header Setter

Individual Plant

Oldcastle Precast – Folsom, NJ – Wire Rolled Machine Guarding

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09Nov 2015

This is a demonstration of the comparative flammability of polypropylene pipe (PP), reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), and high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE). Dry hay is ignited in three 18 in. by 18 in. pipes and allowed to burn. This is an unedited test conducted on October 21, 2015.