Representatives to the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA)* met in Washington, DC, for what Leif Wathne called a “fruitful meeting with lots of discussions about where we want to go.”
“There was broad agreement that NACA is doing the right things as a coalition,” he says, adding the alliance is contemplating expanding its membership base. “We also plan to continue leveraging the website and making grassroots effort a priority when actionable legislation does surface in Congress.”
Discussions included scheduling plant tours with member companies; six legislative fundraiser events; the next NACA fly-in; and the future of infrastructure in the United States.
* The North American Concrete Alliance is a coalition of 12 concrete-related associations formed in 2004 for the purpose of addressing industry-wide concerns & initiatives in the areas of research, safety, education, and government affairs. The coalition is comprised of the American Concrete Pavement Association, American Concrete Pipe Association, American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association, American Concrete Pumping Association, Concrete Foundations Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, National Concrete Masonry Association, National Precast Concrete Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Portland Cement Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and Tilt-Up Concrete Association.