Tilted Retaining Wall By J&R Precast

J&R teams up with SFC Engineering, Redi-Rock for another successful retaining wall design and installation.

A major shopping complex off Route 128 continued its property renovations with a 300-foot precast concrete retaining wall that stands 15-feet tall. J&R Precast of Berkley, MA manufactured 1200 Redi-Rock retaining wall blocks for the project completed this past September. Read More

16th Annual NEPCA Winter Conference

After a slight delay thanks to Mother Nature, the 16th Annual NEPCA Winter Conference took place at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, Massachusetts on February 24th.

More than 120 attended this annual educational day with a full agenda that included a wide range of topics. Of interest to engineers were a case study on a local bridge replacement presented by the Senior Manager from Delta Engineers in charge of the project and an educational session on the use of fibers in the manufacturing process of precast products. Engineers attending this year's program received a certificate for 2.5 professional development hours.

For NEPCA Producer members programs included an overview of the changing OSHA crane operator & personnel certification requirements; fiber use in precast; management of an aging workforce and the always entertaining and educational presentation by NPCA President Ty Gable (pictured above) on the future of the precast industry.

For all attendees, in addition to all the sessions discussed above, a program on how to "Succeed in a Fast Paced World" offered insights on how to better manage your typical day! And finally, our exhibitors and sponsors offered opportunities to view the latest and greatest products and services available for the precast industry.

NEPCA thanks all of our sponsors & exhibitors for supporting the conference. The full list of sponsors and the presentations are available on our site. Conference Recap

New Board Members Take Office

During the Members Meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Winter Conference the following new members were elected to the NEPCA Board of Directors.

Linda Anderson, United States Foundries
Jeff Benway, SFC Engineering Partnership
Jim Carreira, BASF Admixtures

For a full list of current Board of Directors, visit our site. View List

16th Annual NEPCA Open House

Make plans now to join us for the 16th Annual NEPCA Open House being held on Friday, June 12th at Shea Concrete Products in Nottingham, NH.

For more details and registration information, visit our site. Learn More

New Benefit Available to NEPCA Members

NEPCA has negotiated special rates for our members' employees to continue education requirements online.

Are you a producer that employs personnel involved with hoisting machinery and activities? Do you closely monitor the state rules & regulations that pertain to the licensing required for these individuals? Well, then of course you know that in Massachusetts a new regulation went into effect on November 8, 2013 regarding continuing education requirements and has been enforced since May 1, 2014. This regulation, an amendment to the hoisting law 520 CMR 6.00, requires individuals holding 1B and/or 1C licenses to complete continuing education during each licensing period in order to renew their license(s).

NEPCA has negotiated special rates for our members to get this training online. Whether you need a single training course for your employees or multiple programs covering multiple license categories, your membership pays off with reduced training fees. NEPCA is in final discussions with 2 vendors to make this training available to our members and will be announcing the details to the membership very soon.

Precast Solutions Added to NEPCA's Promotional Efforts

Beginning with the Fall 2015 issue of "Precast Solutions," an industry publication from the National Precast Concrete Association directed at specifiers and engineers, will become an important tool in the promotional efforts being undertaken by NEPCA for our members. Subscriptions will be funded by NEPCA on a quarterly basis for appropriate individuals identified by our producer members. Each issue will also include information about the Association and our producer members.

A sample issue can be views on the NPCA website. View Sample Issue

New Associate Members

BIK Hydraulics Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Grove Products, Inc., Leominster, MA
Airmatic, Inc., Malvern, PA
Meadow Burke LLC, Palisades, NJ

NEPCA Address Change

Please make note of our new address and contact information.

P.O. Box 457
Manchaug, MA, 01526-0457
P: 413-533-4691 (unchanged)
F: 508-476-3467