Appointment to the American Concrete Pipe Association Executive Committee three years ago put A.C. “Bo” Gossett, III on track to become 2016 chairman, where he sees an opportunity to advance an industry of which his family has been a part for 70-plus years and speak on behalf of what remains a critical membership component.

He picked a good year to carry the flag for independent and major concrete pipe interests. In addition to year-over-year market improvement, members are seeing deliverables from across the ACPA national and regional spectrum. Topping them are programs or dividends emanating from 2015 Education, Government Affairs and Marketing Committee agendas: Inaugural ACPA Pipe School/Pipe Show; federal codification of common sense drainage system engineering; and, Concrete Pipe Week launch.


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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.