The manufacturers and suppliers of the National Precast Concrete Association have played an important role in the rapid evolution of a dynamic industry, and their entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to learn from each other has pushed the precast concrete sector ever forward.
They have developed new products, improved quality, advanced in-plant safety and created standards for the industry in North America. What has evolved from that collective effort is a diverse industry that ranges from deep underground infrastructure products to soaring skyscrapers and everything in between.
The collaborative effort between manufacturers and suppliers, the openness of producers to share information with their peers and family relationships that span the generations are what makes NPCA a unique trade association.
50th Anniversary and Annual Convention Videos
50th Anniversary and Annual Convention Photos and Coffee Table Book
NPCA 50th Annual Convention Flickr Gallery
50 Years of NPCA Photo Slideshow
Limited Edition NPCA 50th Anniversary Book
Precast Pioneers Featured in Precast Inc.
Precast Pioneer - J.T. Lendrum
Precast Pioneer - E.C. Babbert
Precast Pioneer - Jim Barbour
Precast Pioneer - Rodney Smith
Precast Pioneer - Joe Wieser
Precast Pioneer - Charles Rainero
Precast Pioneer - Roland Lindsay
Precast Pioneer - Greg Chase
“He proposed … we should open our doors to all smaller precasters and start a new association.”
Writing about Robert Yoakum’s speech to unit step producers
“Bob’s philosophy was that we needed a forum for the free exchange of ideas.”
NPCA President (1969)
“We needed a unified voice that could speak for the industry in general.”
J.T. (Tom) Lendrum,
NPCA President (1975)
“When you’ve been in this business as
long as I have, it’s your life. To associate with people who are in the same position, you can’t ask for anything better.”
Arrow Concrete Products
“I literally wrote by longhand – pages and pages. I’d send them back and we’d make overhead slides for the projector. That was how it started.”
Describing designing NPCA’s education courses
“I think the one common thing in the NPCA group is the camaraderie.”
NPCA President (2004)