Staff leaders of CAMRA, the Concrete and Masonry Related Associations, met last week to discuss current issues facing the associations and the concrete industry.  Jerry Voigt represented ACPA and the concrete pavement industry on the web meeting, where the association leaders discussed the prospects for transportation funding. The group agreed that what happens with the Biden Administration and the House and Senate in the next couple of months will dictate what we do together.

PCA Vice President of Sustainability, Rick Bohan, provided an update on the cement association’s climate/sustainability initiative, the goal of which is to get to net zero by 2050. PCA said they are looking at this as a huge opportunity versus a threat.

The association leaders also discussed upcoming trade shows and meetings, most of which are still scheduled to be virtual events. World of Concrete, which was scheduled  to be a live event this winter and then rescheduled for June, is likely to be the first live event attended by most of the CAMRA groups. ACPA is monitoring the situation carefully, because the latest word is the show owner, Informa, is still awaiting permits to hold the show from Las Vegas officials. Jerry said ACPA staff will participate in the show, but only if staff members have received vaccinations by then.