As the world’s most commonly used building material, concrete offers a wealth of features that make it the material for building projects everywhere, both above and below ground. Behind the concrete that is so commonly used for infrastructure in America is the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) which advocates, represents and educates its members, as well as the collective concrete pipe industry.

“Our role is to be the voice of the concrete pipe industry, representing members in a way that puts our vision and interest forward for the members, supporting the needs of the membership to get us in front of folks that ultimately make decisions on products that we can be a part of,” explained ACPA President Russell Tripp. There are over four hundred plants operated by ACPA members in North America, and the organization represents concrete pipe producers in more than forty countries. “We bring a structure to the project,” he also noted. “We have a history of providing long-term, durable, hundred-plus year service life products which is the requirement for many states. It’s also just in the best interest of the public to have a long-term product that you don’t have to worry about. You can sleep well at night and know that your infrastructure needs underground are taken care of.”

Link to article in Construction in Focus – Page 100. 

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