The Precast Show – Review
More than 4,600 people registered to visit the 82,000-plus square feet of show floor at the Kansas City Convention Center last week as The Precast Show 2022 set new standards for registrations, show floor space and more.
Official attendance numbers still are being reconciled and will be available in the coming weeks, but initial registration counts show the highest total since the 2008 recession.
“What an exciting week for the industry,” NPCA President Fred Grubbe said. “The feedback we got from exhibitors is that the show was not just well-attended, but active conversations led to both sales and potential business down the road. I believe everyone was eager to come to Kansas City and return to business as normal.”
Look for a full roundup from the 2022 show soon in the blog section at precast.org.
Photos Now Available
Photos from The Precast Show, including Master Precasters, the Show Floor and The Final Event, are now available to view and for download here.
March 5 – 1 p.m.
The 2022 edition of The Precast Show has come to a close, with incredible record-breaking crowds and plenty of lasting memories made!
Stay tuned to NPCA’s social media feeds in the coming days for more photos from all of this week’s events.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner in The Precast Show 2022 prize giveaways, Frank Robertson of Paulding Precast/Specialty Concrete Products!
And while the trade show may be over, the fun continues tonight with The Final Event: The Roaring ’20s … don’t miss this exciting event at the amazing Midland Theatre, a converted 1920s speak-easy!
March 5- 8 a.m.
Today is the third and final day of The Precast Show.
The morning began with education sessions and will continue with the opening of the trade show floor at 10 a.m.
Then we wrap things up with The Precast Show Final Event: The Roaring ’20s!
Enjoy the final day of the show!
March 4 – 8 p.m.
A second successful day of The Precast Show has concluded.
Earlier today, teams from California State University – Chico and New Jersey Institute of Technology competed in the finals of the NCPA Student Design Competition. The teams worked with NPCA member mentor to take a real-world precast project and make a presentation to a panel of industry judges highlighting their plans for all facets of the projects.
Both teams made excellent presentations, showing the in-depth knowledge they had gained about the precast industry.
CSU-Chico was named the winner of the competition.
This evening, new graduates of the Master Precaster program gathered to celebrate with past grads of the program. The night of fellowship was highlighted by some friendly competition in bowling, ping pong, shuffleboard and darts.
March 4 – 8: 30 a.m.
Day 2 of The Precast Show is underway!
Education sessions began this morning and continue until The Precast Show floor opens at 11 a.m.
Before heading to the show today, make sure you’ve placed your bids on the incredible items available in the NPCA Foundation and PCI Foundation Silent Auction. Download the Handbid app in the Apple Store or on Google Play, then search for the auction and place your bids right from your phone.
Stay tuned for more updates, and enjoy the show!
March 3 – 7 p.m.
The Precast Show floor is now closed, but it was bustling from the time the doors opened to the moment the last attendee left.
More than 4,000 people have attended the show already, providing valuable leads to exhibitors.
Tomorrow features a full lineup of education classes, the NPCA Foundation Student Design Competition, Product Presentations and The Bash for Master Precaster graduates.
Get some sleep, and let’s have a great Day 2!
March 3 – 2 p.m.
The Precast Show floor is open!
Please join us for the largest precast-specific trade show in North America.
Product presentations are scheduled for 3 and 4:30 p.m. The welcome reception, including complimentary food and drinks, runs from 4 to 7 p.m.
March 3 – 1:50 p.m.
More than 600 people woke up early to join The Precast Show Plant Tours to Forterra Pipe & Precast plants in Independence and Bonner Springs and PRETECH Corp. Participants got a first-hand look at the plants’ operations and learned valuable insights from plant staff.
Forty-two men and women earned the designation of Master Precaster during the Keynote Luncheon featuring Master Precaster Graduation and Industry Awards. Master Precasters receive a gold hard hat in recognition of their achievement.
During the luncheon, plants celebrating certification anniversaries were honored and the NPCA Best Practices Awards were announced.
The trade show floor opens at 2 p.m. Enjoy the show!
Welcome to The Precast Show 2022 in beautiful Kansas City, Mo.
Today’s highlights include plant tours this morning, the Keynote Luncheon featuring Industry Awards and Master Precaster Graduation and, of course, the opening of the largest precast-specific trade show in North America.
Visit theprecastshow.org or download The Precast Show 2022 app from the Apple Store or on Google Play for all the info you need, including a show schedule, map and the Get in the Game contest. Or scan the QR code on signage to visit the Resources page.
Check back here for live updates throughout the day from the NPCA staff.
And if you’re posting about the show on social media, make sure to tag NPCA and use #ThePrecastShow.
Enjoy the show!