Two orders lead the American Concrete Pipe Association 2017 agenda: staff transition and message reinforcement. Ahead of the annual convention in March, the group announced that Russell Tripp, P.E., would succeed president Matt Childs, who moved to a management post at HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, one of the ACPA’s leading associate members.

“Russell Tripp’s knowledge of our industry and association has allowed him to transition seamlessly into the post. The ACPA staff is the very best as what they do and we appreciate all of their efforts,” says 2017 ACPA Chairman Darren Wise, who serves as vice president of Operations, Drainage Pipe & Products Central Region, for Irving, Texas-based Forterra.


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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.