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THE PRECAST SHOW 2010

PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER


FEB. 18-20, 2010
WWW.THEPRECASTSHOW.ORG

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IF YOU’RE IN PRECAST
YOU NEED TO BE HERE
There’s only one trade show in North America that exclusively features the
equipment, products and services for the precast concrete industry. It’s The Precast
Show, and it was conceived, designed and planned by both the suppliers to the
industry and the manufacturers of precast products.

It’s all about precast concrete and the tools and training required to run a successful
business in a challenging time. The companies that will succeed in a post-recession
economy are preparing themselves today. If you’re ready to position your company
for the future, you’ll find the tools, training and industry experts at The Precast
Show. There’s no other venue that offers so many resources in one place at one
time for one industry. It’s The Precast Show. If you’re in precast, you need to be
here!

REGISTER NOW
AND SAVE $$$ FIVE REASONS YOU
Take advantage of the Early Bird

rates to save cash. Look inside for NEED TO BE HERE


this year’s lineup of effective training
EQUIPMENT & MORE
courses, timely management seminars,
The only trade show built just for the precast concrete industry, The Precast Show includes the most important suppliers
networking events, awards and more
featuring the equipment and services vital to today’s complex plant operations. Keep up to date and plan for the future by getting
– all wrapped around the precast
up close and personal with the latest technology.
industry’s annual equipment and

services trade show. See the form


TECHNICAL TRAINING
at the back of this book for complete
The Precast Show includes the industry’s most complete set of precast-specific training courses in the industry under Precast
registration details.
University, which offers a clear career path for precasters who want to continue learning and advancing in their jobs. In addition
to Precast University coursework, the educational program includes dozens of classes offered by expert instructors in six core
GO GREEN areas. We cover the gamut from the production floor to the president’s office.
REGISTER ONLINE

Save time, save paper and get the


NETWORKING
latest details about The Precast Show
Precasters say that one of the top reasons they plan to attend The Precast Show is for the opportunity to network with other
when you visit our Web Site at www.
producers and meet personally with suppliers who can answer their questions, help solve problems and suggest new ways to
ThePrecastShow.org. Online registration
boost the bottom line. Attendees often report that they always pick up practical new ideas that can be implemented immediately
opens Oct. 15, 2009. If you have
at the plant.
questions about registration or any other

show details, please call The Precast


SPECIAL EVENTS
Show Concierge at (866) 808-1028.
Awards programs, plant tours and partner events are just the start of the special events planned for Phoenix. Oh, and did we
mention the weather? The average high temperature in Phoenix in mid-February is low 70s with abundant sunshine.
Remember, our Early Bird registration

will save you money, so register before


EVERYONE WILL BE THERE
Jan. 11, 2010, and take advantage of
If you’re in the precast concrete industry, you need to attend The Precast Show! It’s the one event each year where the entire
discount pricing.
industry meets to see the latest equipment, get technical training from the experts and celebrate the most creative and innovative
companies in the industry. Don’t miss it!
SNEAK PEEK
FEB. 18 IMPORTANT DATES
Take a pre-show spin around the trade

show floor at the special Sneak Peek EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS: JAN. 11
reception Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6:00

p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It’s your chance to


INDUSTRY/ASSOCIATION MEETINGS BEGIN: FEB. 15
preview the exhibits and enjoy a casual,
ACPA TRAINING BEGINS: FEB. 17
festive evening on the trade show

floor before the official opening Friday TRADE SHOW: FEB. 18-20
morning.
PRECAST SHOW EDUCATION: FEB. 18-20
SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE: FEB. 20

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WHAT’S INSIDE
Event Schedule 4
Sponsors 5
Exhibitors 6
Headliner Entertainment 7
Precast Show Clinics 7
Hotel and Travel 8
Optional and Partner Events 9
The Precast Industry Awards 10
Take Your Career to a New Level with
Precast University 11
NPCA Precast University 12
Sample Four-Year Cycle For Master Precaster 13
Quality Courses 13
Management and Leadership Courses 14
Production and Safety Courses 14
Sustainability Courses 15
Advanced Technical Courses 16
A JEWEL IN THE Financial Courses 16

VALLEY OF THE SUN Industry Leadership Courses 17


Education Course Planner 18
With its warm winter climate and laid-back Southwestern charm, Phoenix sets Plant Tours 18
up as the ideal venue for The Precast Show 2010. As the fifth-largest city in the
ACPA Programs and Events 19
United States, Phoenix ambles across the Sonoran Desert valley for 517 square
miles and is home to 1.5 million residents. Located in the heart of Copper Square ACPA Schedule of Events 20
in downtown, the Phoenix Convention Center recently emerged from a $600 ACPA Course Highlights 21
million renovation as one of the top convention destinations in the United States.
Registration 22
Architecturally inspired by the Grand Canyon, the convention center features
stunning artwork and desert textures that bring the unique Southwestern aesthetic
inside its expansive, airy spaces. But that’s only part of the story. A thoroughly
modern Convention Center, the venue offers many conveniences to exhibitors and
attendees alike. The 2-million-square-foot campus is LEED Silver certified and is
designed to stimulate the imagination through the natural environment, history and
YOUR
culture of the Sonoran Desert. PRECAST
SHOW
The Precast Show headquarters hotel, the brand-new Sheraton Phoenix Downtown,
is located across the street from the Convention Center. It is the largest hotel in
CONCIERGE
Arizona and includes all the amenities a traveler would want. A modern urban style
Our goal is to make The Precast Show your best
est business experience of
is reflected throughout the 31-story hotel, which features exceptional city views, a
the year. If you have any questions about anything related to the show –
large outdoor pool and on-site fitness center. Located in the Phoenix Civic Plaza, the
educational sessions, programs, pricing, special events, hotels, Phoenix,
hotel is surrounded by great dining, shopping and night life.
or anything related to registration – just call The Precast Show Concierge.
We’re at your service!
The hotel and convention center are part of the larger Copper Square region, a
revitalized urban center with more than 90 restaurants, nightclubs and markets.
The Precast Show Concierge (866) 808-1028
You can stroll through the neighborhood or easily get around by hopping aboard
Outside North America (317) 571-9500
the brand-new light rail system, a 20-mile line with 28 stops in Phoenix, Mesa and
Tempe.

Did we mention the weather? With 320 days of sun per year and high temperatures
averaging in the low 70s (22 C), mid-February is the perfect time of the year to enjoy
the Phoenix desert climate. Please visit www.ThePrecastShow.org for a list of links
to help you plan your visit.

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EVENT SCHEDULE
MONDAY, FEB. 15 THURSDAY, FEB. 18
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration Open (Sheraton – 2nd Floor)
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Plant Tours
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open (Phoenix Convention Center)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration Open (Sheraton – 2nd Floor) 12:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. New Member Luncheon
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Education/PQS (Phoenix Convention Center)
TUESDAY, FEB. 16 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Partner Meet & Greet
6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. NPCA Educational Foundation Golf Outing 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pinnacle Awards Competition
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open (Sheraton – 2nd Floor) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sneak Peek Exhibits Open
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Education Committee
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concrete Pipe Product Committee FRIDAY, FEB. 19
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Septic Tank Product Committee 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration Open (Phoenix Convention Center)
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Precast Concrete Paving Slabs Product Committee 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Education/PQS (Phoenix Convention Center)
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sustainability Committee 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Native Heritage Tour (see page 9)
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Grease Interceptor Product Committee 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Precast Show 2010 Opens
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Safety, Health and Environmental Committee 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bookstore
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Manhole Product Committee
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Stormwater Management Product Committee SATURDAY, FEB. 20
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Nominating Committee 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration (Phoenix Convention Center)
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. NPCAEF Board Meeting 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Education/PQS (Phoenix Convention Center)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wrigley Mansion Tour (see page 9)
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Precast Show 2010 Open
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open (Sheraton – 2nd Floor) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bookstore
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Certified Plant Recognition Breakfast (QMA) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Salute To Excellence
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Quality Assurance Committee
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Underground Utility Structures Product Committee
REGISTER EARLY AND
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Foundations Subcommittee EARN PRECAST BUCKS
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Retaining Wall Subcommittee Our popular Precast Bucks program returns this year for members who
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Yoakum Award Committee register early. Just complete your Earlybird registration by Jan. 11, 2010, and
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Safety Awards Luncheon when you check in at the Phoenix Convention Center, you will receive a Precast
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Prestress Subcommittee Show credit card loaded with $20 in Precast Bucks. Use it just like a credit card
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Architectural Subcommittee to purchase lunch, refreshments or items from the Bookstore. A $10 Precast
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sound Wall Subcommittee Bucks card will be issued to members who register between Jan. 12 and Feb.
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Affiliates Meeting 12 (when our pre-registration period closes).
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Technical Committee
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Building Product Committee
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wall Product Committee
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sustainability Update & Committee Reports (tentative)

See page 20 for the complete


ACPA Schedule of Events.

NPCA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION


SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
Tuesday, Feb. 16 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Legacy Golf Resort 18-Hole Championship Course
$200 includes all the amenities; $50 club rental available

Named the Top Public Golf Course in Phoenix by ESPN.com, the Legacy Golf Resort combines lush, green fairways with well-placed hazards and tightly manicured
greens to offer a challenge for golfers of all levels. Plan to tee it up in style at the NPCA Educational Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament. You’ll enjoy the indigenous
grasses, shrubs and trees that surround the rolling terrain, along with spectacular views of Camelback Mountain, Squaw Peak and the downtown Phoenix skyline.

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SPONSORS (As of Sept. 23, 2009) For our latest updates, please visit www.ThePrecastShow.org

PREMIER SPONSOR

PLATINUM
Insurance &
Benefits Group

GOLD

GOLD

BRONZE

HOTEL MONITOR VIDEO

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EXHIBITORS (As of Sept. 23, 2009)

A.L. Patterson Inc. Engineered Wire Products Pacific Alloy Casting Co. Inc.
Ace World Companies Environment 21 LLC Palfinger North America Group
ADB - Hoist Rings American Drill Bushing Esencia - Precasters Data Systems Pennsylvania Insert Corp.
Advanced Concrete Technologies Inc. Euclid Chemical Co. (The) Penntech Industrial Tools Inc.
AFTEC LLC Fabpro Oriented Polymers Polylok/ZABEL
Agru America Inc. Fister/Dynamic Color Solutions Precise Forms Inc.
Alar Water Recycling Systems FORTA Corp. Press-Seal Gasket Corp.
A-Lok Products Inc. GCI Pipe Products Inc. Propex® Concrete Systems
American Concrete Pipe Association Gensco Equipment (1990) Inc. QMC Cranes
American Polywater Corp. GSE Lining Technology Inc. RATEC LLC
American Step Co. Inc. Haala Industries Inc. Rebar Machine Sales & Service
Ascom S.p.A. Hamilton Form Co. Rod Chomper Inc.
BASF Construction Chemicals Hamilton Kent Romix Chemical Inc.
Besser Co. HawkeyePedershaab Rostine Mfg. & Supply Inc.
BFK Technologies Inc. Hayes Industries Inc. Salcor
BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH Henry Co. Sauereisen
BFT International Hill and Griffith Co. Scale Tron Inc.
BIK Hydraulics Ltd. Hoot Systems LLC Schlatter North America
Bilco Co. (The) Hydronix Ltd. Schluesselbauer Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Bio-Microbics Inc. Insteel Wire Products Shuttlelift
Bowco Industries Inc. Insurance & Benefits Group Sicoma North America
CAM - Concrete Accessory Manufacturing Inwesco Inc. SIGMA Corp.
Cargotec USA Inc., Hiab Ivy Steel & Wire Sika Corp.
Carmeuse Lime & Stone iwi group LLC SIMEM America Corp.
Cemen Tech Jet Inc. Sioux Corp.
Chamtech Systems Johnson Gas Appliance Co. Skako Inc.
Chryso Inc. KF Controls LLC Smooth-On Inc.
Clearstream Wastewater Systems Inc. King Steel Corp. Soil Retention
Cleco Manufacturing King-Hughes Fasteners Spillman Co.
Command Alkon Kodi Klip Corp. Stack-It
Concrete Accessories Inc. (CONAC) KRB Machinery Standley Batch Systems Inc.
ConcreteCareers.com Landcon/Starcon Lifting Anchors Strike Products
Concrete Monthly Lane International Corp. Strong Products LLC
Concrete Products Liebherr Concrete Technology Co. Syracuse Castings
Concrete Sealants Inc. LondonBoulder Taylor Machine Works Inc.
Control RetroFix M.A. Industries Inc. TEKA North America Inc.
Cortec Corp. Mar Mac Construction Products Co. Texaloy Foundry Co. Inc.
Cougar Industries Inc. Marcotte Systems Ltd. Titan II - Muka Development Group
CPI - Worldwide Marks Metal Technology Trelleborg NPC
Cresset Chemical Co. MBK Maschinenbau GmbH Tricon Precast Ltd.
Custom Rock Formliner MCT Supply Inc. Trigard
D & L Foundry & Supply Meadow Burke TSA Manufacturing Omaha
D.R. Johnson and Associates LLC Mi-Jack Products Tucker’s Machine & Steel Service Inc.
Data Collection Specialists Inc. Mixer Systems Inc. Tuf-Tite Inc.
Deacero USA Inc. MPAQ Automation Inc. Turmac, a Division of Columbia Machine Inc.
Delta Engineers Mueller Canada U.S. Foundry & Mfg. Corp.
Demag Cranes & Components Corp. National Precast Concrete Association U.S.F. Fabrication Inc.
Diagraph MSP, an ITW Company NBB Controls Inc. Universal Polymers & Rubber Ltd.
DuraJoint Concrete Accessories Neenah Foundry Co. Verti-Crete LLC
Eagle Eye Products Inc. New Hampton Metal Fab VIBCO Concrete Vibrators
Easi-Set Industries Northrock Industries Inc. Voeller Mixers Inc.
Eastern/Southern/Western States Steel Corp. Norwalk Precast Molds Inc. W.P. Hilts & Co.
East Jordan Iron Works Inc. Norweco Inc. Xypex Chemical Corp.
Elk River Machine Co. Oklahoma/Iowa Steel & Wire Zoeller Pump Co.
EMH Inc. Orenco Systems Inc. Zueblin MAB

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HEADLINER ENTERTAINMENT

CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR


SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2010
Forty-five years after they took the music world by storm, the Beatles remain the most popular rock band of all time. No other band cuts across
the generations and across musical genres like the Fab Four. With worldwide album sales of more than 600 million copies, songs by the Beatles
are still popular everywhere.

And while we can’t bring you the original group, we’ve got the next best thing, performing live at The Precast Show when the Classical Mystery
Tour lands in Phoenix. Featuring the acclaimed musicians from the Broadway hit Beatlemania, this Beatles tribute band looks and sounds
just like the real thing. You won’t believe what you’re seeing and hearing when the Magical Mystery Tour lights up the stage at the Salute to
Excellence. You don’t want to miss this exclusive performance for attendees of The Precast Show.

PRECAST SHOW CLINICS


Here’s your chance to take an in-depth look at some of the industry’s leading equipment and accessories,
during these exclusive Precast Show Clinics. The following clinics have been scheduled as of Sept. 25.
Additional clinics may be added. Visit www.ThePrecastShow.org for the latest details.

MBK MACHINERY CLINIC: CAGE-MAKING AND HAMILTON KENT CLINIC: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO
MORE GASKETED JOINTS AND PLANT CERTIFICATION
Learn about the newest generation of cage-making equipment Join Hamilton Kent for a 45-minute clinic that will take an in-depth
from industry leader MBK. Our experts will explain technical look at the requirement for gasketed joints as they apply to NPCA
advances in the traditional cage-making machines, as well and ACPA plant certification requirements. The focus of this clinic
as describe the complete line of machines available. With an will be on describing the requirements of the individual programs,
equipment line that includes machines for the production of the reasons for the requirements, and practical ways to meet
round, elliptical, square and rectangular cages for pipe and boxes, these requirements. We will also review common errors made in
plus machines for production of reinforcement of bored piles, applying gaskets and how these can affect the integrity of the joint
supports, beams, mats and columns, pipe testing, cutting, grinding if not corrected.
and processing lines, MBK can provide the equipment and
knowledge for your business to achieve maximum profitability.

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HOTEL & TRAVEL

SPECIAL RATES FOR THE PRECAST SHOW


Be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of The Precast Show to receive the dis-
counted hotel room rate at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

HOTEL RESERVATION
Our headquarters hotel is big, but it could sell out, so make your reservations as
THE PRECAST SHOW HEADQUARTERS HOTEL early as possible. All reservations are based on availability and must be made by
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Jan. 11, 2010, to receive the special convention rate.
340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix AZ 85004
(602) 262-2500 RESERVING MULTIPLE ROOMS
Online registration at: www.ThePrecastShow.org/hotel Reserving blocks of five rooms or more in the headquarters hotel requires approval
Special rate for The Precast Show: $179 plus tax from NPCA. Please submit requests in writing directly to NPCA. Call Denise
Hotel reservation cutoff date: Jan. 11, 2010 Bradburn at (317) 571-9500 or e-mail her at dbradburn@precast.org.

DEPOSITS
The cornerstone of the redevelopment of downtown All room reservations require a deposit of one night’s room and tax for each reser-
HOTEL
HEADQUARTERS Phoenix, the new Sheraton Phoenix is conveniently vation. Failure to check in on the scheduled date of arrival will result in the loss of
The Sheraton Phoenix located adjacent to the Phoenix Convention Center the room for the remainder of the stay.
Downtown is the and just five miles from the Sky Harbor International
headquarters hotel for Airport. This 31-story hotel features elegant public TRAVEL
ACPA and NPCA. spaces, restaurants that offer exceptional city views, The Travel Authority has been selected as the official travel agency for The Precast
a large outdoor pool and an on-site fitness center. Show. The Travel Authority will search for the lowest available airfare from your
Located in the midst of the Phoenix Civic Plaza and in city of departure to Phoenix. All tickets purchased are subject to a $35 service fee
the center of the Copper Square region, the hotel is a per ticket.
short walk from the trade show floor, near the brand-
new Phoenix Light Rail system and near shopping, The Travel Authority
restaurants and nightclubs. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
(800) 428-6186 (toll free)
Rooms will fill quickly and are based on availability (317) 844-8735
until Jan. 11, 2010, so make your reservations now! (317) 573-0421 (fax)

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OPTIONAL & PARTNER EVENTS

which displays arid region plants from around the world. The
many interactive exhibits along the trail include the visitor
challenge, “Are You Saguaro Smart?” information on the
Agave, and different calls of the Gardens’ residential birds. This
tour, combined with the Heard Museum, is a great half day
introduction to Arizona!
NATIVE HERITAGE AND DESERT WONDERS
WITH LUNCH
Friday, Feb. 19 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Explore and learn about the Native Peoples of the Southwest. Guests will enjoy a guided tour at
both the Heard Museum and Desert Botanical Gardens. A gourmet picnic lunch will be served at the
gardens.

HEARD MUSEUM
The Heard Museum is the pride of Phoenix and one of the oldest cultural centers in the city. It was
built in 1929 to house the collection of Dwight and Maie Heard. The Heards came to Arizona in 1895
and avidly collected Southwest Indian Arts and Crafts, including twined and coiled basketry, hand-
formed pottery and rich, colorful rugs. Over the years, the WRIGLEY MANSION TOUR
Heard collection has grown immensely and today includes WITH LUNCH
some 75,000 catalogued artifacts. Saturday, Feb. 20 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This is the “House that Chewing Gum Built.” The mansion
DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS dominates the crest of a 100-foot solid rock hill and presides
As you tour the Gardens paths, you’ll discover an incredible over the green neighborhoods of the Arizona Biltmore. It has
variety of cacti, succulents, trees and shrubs from the over 16,850 square feet of floor space and 1,584 square feet of
deserts of North and South America, Africa, Australia and terraces, yet it is the smallest of the family’s five manors. The
Asia. More than 10,000 plants representing 2,500 different sprawling white building with red Spanish bar tile roof embraces
species allow you to see how these fascinating plants have elements of Spanish colonial revival, California Monterey
adapted to the harsh extremes of desert climates. and Mediterranean architecture. It boasts 24 rooms with 17
bathrooms, and eleven fireplaces, each of which attests to the
DESERT DISCOVERY GUIDED TOUR mansion’s individual character and special charm.
Enjoy a privately guided tour of the Gardens’ main trail,
William Wrigley Jr., chewing gum magnate and owner of

SUMMARY OF EVENTS & COSTS the Chicago Cubs, built the home in Phoenix in 1931 as a
gift for his wife, Ada. Named “La Colina Solana,” the sunny

TOURS hill, the mansion served as the family’s winter home for six

Feb. 19 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Botancial Garden/Heard Museum to eight weeks a year for over 40 years.

Feb. 20 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wrigley Museum

PRICING
Early Bird: NPCA/ACPA Member $45 Nonmember $125
Regular: NPCA/ACPA Member $55 Nonmember $125
Onsite: NPCA/ACPA Member $65 Nonmember $125

Early Bird pricing is available until Jan. 11, 2010

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THE PRECAST
INDUSTRY AWARDS
THE PINNACLE AWARDS
Thursday, Feb. 18
The Pinnacle Awards competition
captures the essence of success in
PINNACLE
PINNACLE
NNAC
ACLE
AWARDS
the precast concrete industry today, a competition inspiring
innovation and
ingenuity

spotlighting the entrepreneurial


spirit and can-do attitude that it
takes to survive and thrive in today’s world. In a competition
judged by their peers, precasters make five-minute presentations
to describe innovative ideas, inventions or problem-solving
techniques that create efficiencies, make the plant safer or boost
profits. Awards are presented to the top two scoring entries in
each of three categories: Production, Management/Marketing and
Safety. The highest scoring entry of the entire competition earns
the Pinnacle Award, a traveling trophy that the winning plant
The Precast Show annually celebrates the industry’s best with a series of awards events that spotlight
can proudly display for the next 12 months. See if your company
high-quality producers, safety-conscious plant operators, innovators and inventors, and the creative
can stand out among the rest by entering the Pinnacle Awards
engineers and architects who make precast concrete the most versatile, dynamic building material in
competition. Visit www.precast.org/awards for entry details.
the world. Here’s a summary of awards events planned during The Precast Show. For information on
The competition will take place Thursday, Feb. 18, with awards
how you can enter these awards programs, please visit www.precast.org/awards.
presented at the Salute to Excellence Saturday, Feb. 20.

Q Quality Merit Awards Breakfast, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
THE SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE
Q Safety Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 17, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Q Pinnacle Awards Competition, Thursday, Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Our annual celebration of all things precast, the Salute to
Q Salute to Excellence, Saturday, Feb. 20, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Excellence honors the best and brightest in the industry.
Q Creative Use of Precast Awards to be presented at the Salute to Excellence, Saturday, Feb. 20
We’ll announce the winners of the Creative Use of Precast

QUALITY MERIT Awards, spotlighting the top projects in both above-ground

AWARDS BREAKFAST and underground categories. We also unveil the winners of

Wednesday, Feb. 17 the Pinnacle Award competition held earlier in the week, and

(Invitation Only) highlight the top safety award winners and plant certification

A friendly competition that honorees. But it’s more than just an awards ceremony. The party
HOW TO ENTER
THE PRECAST is growing in popularity and continues with a special Precast Show performance from the
AWARDS most authentic Beatles reunion band you’ll ever see, when the
importance in the industry, the Quality Merit Award is presented
For details on how to enter Classical Mystery Tour lands in Phoenix. You’ll be amazed at the
to plants that register the top 25 scores in the NPCA Plant
the Precast Industry Awards music and the uncanny resemblance of the band to the lads
Certification program. With more than 350 plants in our program,
categories, please visit from Liverpool. Get your tickets at a discount with Early Bird
this places Quality Merit award winners among the top 7 percent
www.precast.org/awards. registration.
of all certified plants. In addition to honoring the best of the best,
the overall top three scores in the Quality Merit Awards will be
Some awards categories are CREATIVE USE OF
announced at the Salute to Excellence, with those companies
open only to NPCA members. PRECAST AWARDS
receiving the Quality Award of Excellence – the highest honor in
precast certification. Awards presented at the Salute to
CUP
Excellence, Feb. 20
The inaugural Associates AWARDS
Founders Award will be SAFETY AWARDS The Creative Use of Precast Awards creative use of
precast

awarded during The Precast LUNCHEON competition recognizes projects that

Show. The Associates Wednesday, Feb. 17 promote the innovative and cost-
SAFETY
Y saving advantages of precast or prestressed concrete over
Founders Award is designed (Invitation Only)
AWARDS
to recognize NPCA Associate A successful precast concrete plant congratulaing other materials. Open to projects large and small, the CUP
the best

members who, through their operates with safety as its highest Awards program spotlights the diversity of precast concrete as

personal efforts and display priority. The NPCA Safety, Health and a building material and celebrates the imagination of project

of NPCA culture and values, Environmental Committee honors the companies that perform at designers working in concert with high-quality manufacturers.

make a difference in the the highest levels of safety as defined by OSHA standards in this The competition is divided into two categories, Underground and

advancement and betterment annual awards program. With awards in a variety of categories, Above Ground projects. Entries are judged by an independent

of NPCA and the industry. plants of all sizes are eligible for this prestigious program. panel of precast concrete experts and the awards are presented at
the Salute to Excellence gala.

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TAKE YOUR CAREER
TO A NEW LEVEL WITH
PRECAST UNIVERSITY
Now you can take charge of your career with a clear path to NPCA’s Master Precaster designation. NPCA’s Precast University offers precast-specific training with
comprehensive programs for production, safety, technical, quality control and leadership. Get certified in one or more of these critical areas – or go all the way to the
top of your profession and earn NPCA’s Master Precaster designation.

Offered throughout the year at various locations throughout the United States and annually during The Precast Show, Precast University coursework gives you the
tools and the credibility to advance your career by learning from the leading experts in the industry.

PRODUCTION & QUALITY SCHOOL


Start with the fundamentals of precasting in NPCA’s Production and Quality School PRODUCTION &
(PQS). Explore the fundamentals required to manufacture quality precast concrete QUALITY SCHOOL
– including raw materials, reinforcement, batching and mixing, production practices (English & Spanish)
and quality control. Optional
Prestress Specialization

PRODUCTION & QUALITY SCHOOL

PRECAST PROFESSIONAL SERIES


After completing PQS, you will advance to the next stage of Precast University,
where you will choose an area of concentrations and focus on coursework in one
of three specialties. After successfully completing your concentration coursework, PRODUCTION TECHNICAL QUALITY
& SAFETY CONTROL
you will earn one of these three designations: Precast Professional
Precast Professional Precast Professional
Optional
PRODUCTION & SAFETY PRECAST PROFESSIONAL Optional Prestress Optional
Prestress Specialization Prestress
Specialization Specialization
TECHNICAL PRECAST PROFESSIONAL

QUALITY CONTROL PRECAST PROFESSIONAL

PRODUCTION LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE


Precast University then allows you to continue your training by attending our
Capstone Course, where you will learn leadership best practices and management PRODUCTION LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE
principles that will enable you to advance your career.

PRODUCTION LEADERSHIP

MASTER PRECASTER
At the top level of Precast University is NPCA’s Master Precaster. As an NPCA MASTER PRECASTER

Master Precaster, you will have successfully completed Production and Quality
School, earned all three Precast Professional designations, and mastered the
Production Leadership Capstone Course.

MASTER PRECASTER

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NPCA PRECAST UNIVERSITY
NPCA Schools provide in-depth learning opportunities for plant personnel. These courses are taught by expert instructors and
have extensive curriculums. Each school concludes with an exam. NPCA Schools are part of Precast University and are multi-day
commitments.

PRODUCTION AND QUALITY PRODUCTION AND QUALITY PRODUCTION AND QUALITY


SCHOOL LEVEL I (PQS) SCHOOL LEVEL II - SCHOOL LEVEL III-
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Mel Marshall, P.Eng., SKILLS (PQS III)
Mel C. Marshall Consultants Jason Weiss, Ph.D., Purdue University
Sam Lines, Concrete Sealants Inc. A well-executed Quality Control program Greg Chase, Precast Industry Consultant
Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA is vital to the success of any precast Attendees who complete this leadership
The Production and Quality School is the operation. This Quality Control module module will acquire up-to-date leadership
perfect starting point to provide plant will present a number of topics that will principles that will impact their
personnel with the fundamentals of build on NPCA’s Quality Control Manual management style and leadership skills
manufacturing quality precast concrete and support the NPCA Plant Certification program. when dealing with traditional and cross-
products and for those who are quality Coursework covers aggregate gradations analysis, cultural workforces at precast concrete manufacturing
control inspectors or aspire to be QC aggregate moistures, hot-temperature concrete and facilities. Learn how to recruit, hire, train and develop
inspectors. This course will cover all cold-temperature concrete. Attendees will learn why employees by communicating effectively, leading
aspects of manufactured concrete water-to-cement ratio is so critical to concrete properties by example and celebrating success. Additional
production with special emphasis on and the need for frequent testing to assess water topics include time management, goal setting, stress
maintaining high quality. absorption and movement in concrete. The Maturity management and multi-cultural issues. Owners,
Method will be presented in layman’s terms so that a managers, supervisors and those who aspire to hold
Attendees who successfully complete precaster can accurately assess strength development such positions in the future should attend.
PQS Level I will be able to: and timing of construction operations. Additional topics
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concrete and proper handling techniques for each steel. Please bring a calculator for this course. Production Leadership Skills will be able to:
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SAMPLE FOUR YEAR CYCLE
FOR MASTER PRECASTER
DON’T LET YOUR PQS
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need to successfully complete PQS Level SAFETY
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SAMPLE MASTER PRECASTER
PQS-Level II QA/QC and PQS-Level III DESIGNATION ACHIEVED IN 2013!
PRECAST UNIVERSITY –
Leadership at the 2010 Precast Show in
MASTER PRECASTER
Phoenix. For added convenience, the PQS-
FOUR YEAR CYCLE
Level I Refresher course will be available
2010 – 2013
online in the first quarter of 2010.

QUALITY
Courses in this sequence are appropriate for all levels of personnel. Because commitment to quality is crucial in the precast industry,
all precasters are encouraged to attend these courses.
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Friday, Feb. 19 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sam Lines, Concrete Sealants Inc. Terry Walker, J.E. Hill Precast Terry Walker, J.E. Hill Precast
Solving problems is hard enough, but A primary goal of the NPCA educational Whether you are preparing for a state
solving them more than once is costly. course series is to expand the horizons inspection or an NPCA certification
Too often we correct only the symptoms for precasters and train all levels of inspection, this course will focus on the
of the problem. To prevent reoccurrence, plant personnel in the best practices steps required for quality production
the root cause must be eliminated. of quality precast concrete production. and the required administrative
Many quality experts believe that a This class will provide plants with critical QC tips, recordkeeping that is so important to ensuring a
corrective action process offers the biggest return techniques and guidelines for achieving successful higher score. Top-scoring plants create additional
on investment in the shortest amount of time. This plant inspections. In this segment, learn what specific sales opportunities because customers are assured
course will provide valuable tools to discover the root types of recordkeeping forms are required and how of receiving a quality product. This course will cover
cause of a problem so you can take action! to set up your precast plant for compliance with the critical QC elements and required documentation
NPCA’s Plant Certification program. Students are that inspectors look for during an inspection. Also
At the conclusion of this course, participants will encouraged to take Q2 and Q3 in series. covered is the documentation that inspectors look
be able to: for when they are rating your plant. Students are
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The Management and Leadership Track is specifically geared for owners, senior managers and those who aspire to hold such positions
in the precast concrete industry. Leading instructors in industrial management provide the latest instruction in business philosophy
and techniques. These courses also provide an opportunity to network with fellow managers to discuss challenges.
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George Hedley, Hardhat Presentations administration, accounting, marketing, sales, people recession is far from over. When the recession ends,
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award you the contract. Being the low 'PSNVMBUPBMXBZTNBLFBQSPmUBOEDBMDVMBUFBDDVSBUF skillfully you manage right now.
bidder is not enough today. To win more MBCPS FRVJQNFOU PWFSIFBEBOEQSPmUNBSLVQ$SFBUF At the conclusion of this course, participants will be
construction contracts, orders and jobs, action plans to continually improve your business. able to:
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competition, improve your proposal bidding strategy Saturday, Feb. 20 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
be able to:
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able to: your products on construction projects.


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effective marketing package Friday, Feb. 19 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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The Production and Safety Track features important topics that will enable plant employees to develop fundamental skills and learn
best practices in the industry. Courses are designed for those involved in the daily production of quality precast concrete products and
will offer topics that are appropriate for those seeking a broad range of knowledge in precast production.
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Friday, Feb. 19 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 2%).&/2#%-%.447/ 0!24#/523% machinery, techniques and applications. New
Jamie Gentoso, Sika Corp. Friday, Feb. 19 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. innovations in wire mesh production systems will
With the precast concrete industry also be described.
constantly growing, companies are 0!247)2%&!"2)#!4)/.
continually hiring new employees. Don Edsall, Ivy Steel and Wire At the conclusion of this segment, participants
This course is intended for those who Walter Davic, Penntech Industrial Tools will be able to:
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wide variety of concrete applications. 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
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was in precast products to reduce New Hampton Metal Fab Corp.
shrinkage cracking, add toughness, Dennis Kleinman, AFTEC LLC Dan Reinholtz, Shuttlelift Inc.
and reduce production costs as a Gail Stott, AFTEC LLC Kurt Minten, Shuttlelift Inc.
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manholes and many other products. precast products. This course will also discuss the for precast use.
history and evolution of forms over the years; and new
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The Sustainability Track focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the environment for future generations.
Courses discuss our responsibility to sustain, if not enhance the natural environment while exploring opportunities to make precast
concrete a key component of the new green building movement. These courses are designed for all members of the precast concrete
industry.
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Friday, Feb. 19 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Andrew Soulier, Green Ideas
Tara Haviland, Green Ideas Farshad Rajabipour, Ph.D., Penn State University This course is for those who need to understand
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aware of and how your products may contribute to generally byproducts from other included.
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Quality School, and those who have baseline industry knowledge and would like advanced training.
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reduced because there is no need for
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Speaker to be determined. 1BSUXJMMGPDVTPOUIFQSBDUJDFPG 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Visit www.ThePrecastShow.org for updates. veneering precast with common Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA
Why is drainage design an important issue? This cladding materials such as granite or How do we meet environmental
course provides an overview of drainage design brick, as well as using precast concrete challenges across North America in
and discusses why it is imperative that roadways, as a veneer material. Attendees raising the quality of our water resources?
parking areas and buildings be designed with will discover the advantages and *OTUBMMJOHQSFDBTUDPODSFUFTFQUJDUBOLT
adequate precast storm drain inlets. Learn how to BQQMJDBUJPOTPGCPUIUFDIOJRVFT%FTJHOCBTJDT – instead of tanks made from alternate
design precast storm drain systems to meet hydraulic and considerations when using veneer will also be materials – is a great start. This course provides an
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properties can affect the design of a precast storm septic tank manufacturers and environmental regulators
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and environmental considerations -+4s'%44(%-!8)-5- choice for on-site wastewater treatment.
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and hydraulic requirements to get everything done. Companies are increasingly solutions used in the case study to similar
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Non-Members $1,050 municipal pipe designers and owners to this training session.
Sponsored Guest* $275
Thursday Plant Tours Only $200

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Matt Childs. they wish.

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marketing achievements. On Friday, the eighth annual Chairman’s
Tuesday, Feb. 16 Safety Award will be presented to the company determined to

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