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May 6, 2016

FHWA and Buy America 

NPCA is continuing to talk with the Federal Highway Administration about the recent District Court ruling that instructed FHWA to lift its exemptions for miscellaneous steel and iron components and strictly interpret the Buy America provisions for FHWA-funded construction. Ty Gable, NPCA president, and Rich Krolewski, director of certification and regulatory services, met with Greg Nadeau, FHWA Administrator, at FHWA in Washington, D.C., on April 29 to update the agency's highest-ranking official on how the court ruling impacts the precast concrete industry. We will continue to work on this issue and keep you informed as it progresses. 

Unexpected Additives

What’s the craziest (or most unusual) thing you’ve ever added to your precast mix? We are looking to feature unexpected additives in the Fall issue of Precast Solutions magazine. If you have an interesting use of an additive that you’d like to see highlighted, please contact Mason Nichols, managing editor, at

Tell Us About Unexpected Additives

Easy Access: Stormwater BMPs

Stormwater management practices have evolved dramatically since the implementation of the Clean Water Act in 1972. Despite these changes, the precast concrete industry remains at the forefront of product development, providing technology and housing solutions that meet ever-changing regulations. But as more precast products are specified on stormwater projects, there is an increasing need for maintenance plans for the Best Management Practices that have been designed and installed.

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Saving Your Skin

Everybody knows that precasting can be a grimy business, and skin irritations can be a problem if you're not careful when working around cement and the many chemicals found in a plant. A simple and effective way to avoid skin problems is by practicing good hygiene. The Safety Health and Environmental Committee has issued its latest bi-monthly safety training program featuring skin protection tips that can save your skin.  

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Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The NPCA Foundation awarded 11 scholarships to students spread across the country at its meeting held during The Precast Show. Visit the NPCAF website for a list of these up-and-coming students and see who sponsored them.

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CONAC celebrates 30 years of serving the industry with innovative products and superb customer service, resulting in our sustained and healthy growth. Stay tuned for our upcoming new products by visiting:

Welcome New Members

Welcome to these new members who joined NPCA in April.

River Ridge Precast LLC
Willard Thorn
1758 Miller Wood Drive
New Albany, IN 47150
(502) 648-8700
Products: Veneer Products; Wall Panels - Structural; Wall Panels - Non-Structural
Sponsor: Bill Thorn
Sponsor Company: Rock Solid Consulting
North Georgia Precast
Henry Heintz
PO Box 1012
Cornelia, GA 30531
(706) 776-4066
(706) 776-4068
Products: Basement Walls/Foundation Systems; Other Building and Site Amenities; Transportation Products; Traffic Barriers
Sponsor: Samuel Lines
Sponsor Company: Concrete Sealants Inc.
Karablok USA LLC
Gareth Neale
815 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
(877) 753-8214
Products: Storm Safe Rooms; Retaining Wall Systems; Structural Wall Panels
Sponsor: James Willis
Sponsor Company: LHV Precast Inc.

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