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Finalize Plans for the Promoters’ Forum

ACPA, NRMCA and PCA’s  2019 Promoters’ Forum is only a few weeks away.   The associations are reminding those interested in the event to book hotel rooms by August  5 to secure the special pricing.

The Promoters’ Forum is a two-day forum aimed at providing industry promoters with best practices, the latest promotion techniques, and new (and existing) resources from national associations representing concrete and cementitious-material solutions.  The event provides regional, state and other local promoters with a unique networking experience, and a wealth of useful information from the associations.

The three Association hosts, along with national sponsors (ASCC, CRSI and NCMA) encourage promoters from member companies and associations to participate in this industry-wide event to network with colleagues and draw on resources from the concrete and cement industry. 

The forum will be held August 28-29, 2019 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, located at 5300 N. River Road in Rosemont, IL.  The registration fee is $150.  Please click here for more information or to register for the event. Registration through the PCA website is simple and requires only basic information (contact information, a username, and a password) to enable the use of the Aptify registration site. 

Click here for a preliminary agenda and here to reserve a hotel room.  Please note the PCA group rate is $159 (plus tax) for single/double accommodations. 

Associations to Host Promoters’ Forum

ACPA, NRMCA and PCA are hosting the 2019 Promoters’ Forum, a two-day forum aimed at providing industry promoters with best practices, the latest promotion techniques, and new (and existing) resources from national associations representing concrete and cementitious-material solutions.  The promoters’ forum provides regional, state and other local promoters with a unique networking experience, and a wealth of useful information from the associations.

The three Association hosts, along with national sponsors (ASCC, CRSI and NCMA) encourage promoters from member companies and associations to participate in this industry-wide event to network with and draw on resources from the concrete and cement industry. 

The forum will be held August 28-29, 2019 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, located at 5300 N. River Road in Rosemont, IL.  The registration fee is $150.  Please click here for more information or to register for the event. Registration through the PCA website is simple and requires only basic information (contact information, a username, and a password) to enable the use of the Aptify registration site. 

Click here for a preliminary agenda and here to reserve a hotel room.  Please note the PCA group rate is $159 (plus tax) for single/double accommodations. Finally, please be aware the hotel reservation deadline is August 5. 

PCA/ACPA Paving Webinar Spotlights Caltrans Research, FAA Specs

The next PCA/ACPA monthly paving call is scheduled for Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m. (Central) 11 a.m. (Eastern).  This month’s webinar will feature:

  • An overview of the upcoming Promoters’ Forum, which is designed for local promoters to learn about the latest promotion techniques and resources available from national organizations and from other promoters. (Speaker: Alpa Swinger, PCA)
  • A Caltrans-supported research project, which is examining the potential use of Portland Limestone Cement/Ordinary  Portland Cement+Limestone (PLC / OPC+LS) made with clinkers that are historically type II/V.  (Speaker: Dr. Jason Weiss, Oregon State University)
  • A presentation that will highlight some of the impacts ACPA and the concrete industry had on the recently updated Federal Aviation Administration airport construction guide specifications, including a new full-depth reclamation specification and other positive changes that will help promote the use of concrete pavements at general aviation airports. (Speaker: Gary Mitchell, ACPA)

Click here to register for the 60-min. webinar.

ACPA and PCA Formalize Agreement to Support Promotion Plan

ACPA and PCA have completed and signed a memorandum of understanding that solidifies the two associations’ agreement to implement and execute a long-term paving promotion plan.  The agreement defines roles and responsibility, financial terms, communications and reporting and other details that support a stronger national and local promotion program.

“We are grateful to the leadership of PCA and ACPA for their support of this comprehensive plan, which will increase the use of concrete pavement and cement-based paving solutions in highways, airports, streets/roads and commercial/industrial facilities,” says Jerry Voigt, ACPA President and CEO.

“With the support of PCA and ACPA’s volunteer leaders, we have already made significant progress in laying the groundwork and taking the first steps toward what we are confident will be a successful, effective plan to increase the awareness and usage of concrete pavement and cement-based paving solutions,” says ACPA Chairman Jim Mack (CEMEX).  “The ultimate beneficiaries will be our customers at the DOT’s and other agencies and owners, and of course, the traveling public.”

 

ACPA Discusses Highway Investment on Podcast

Inaction is not an option for ACPA and its members. That was one of the key messages Jerry Voigt expressed in one of the latest PCA podcasts called “Hard Facts.”  

Jerry discussed the need for investment at the federal level, what’s driving the increasing focus on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) taxes, the realities of focusing too much on pavement preservation, and other points that support the critical need for investment in the nation’s highways and other infrastructure.

He also mentioned ACPA’s VISION2040 initiative, which is taking a long-term view of the nation’s surface transportation infrastructure needs. Jerry also mentioned the need for inter-agency competition, citing it as an example of good stewardship.  Click here for the podcast web page. Click on episode 7, “Leadership Wanted.”

 

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