The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) celebrated the industry’s best with a series of awards events at the 2013 Precast Show in Indianapolis. The association’s annual awards spotlight high-quality producers, safety-conscious plant operators, innovators and inventors, and the creative engineers and architects who make precast concrete the most versatile, dynamic building material in the world.

NPCA also graduated the Master Precaster Class of 2013 during the show. To receive Master Precaster certification, students must complete the rigorous Production and Quality School curriculum. In doing so, the 11 candidates who earned their gold hardhats at The Precast Show 2013 have shown a dedication to their employers and the industry.

This year’s award recipients included:

Creative Use of Precast (CUP) Awards
Above Ground:
1st - Universal Precast, Redding, Calif. – Stagecoach Climber
2nd - StructureCast, Bakersfield, Calif. – Madina Center of North Stockton
3rd – StructureCast, Bakersfield, Calif. – Tejon Ranch Monument Sign

1st – Oldcastle Precast, Lebanon, Ohio – Bellamy Bat Cave
2nd – Cape Fear Precast, Jacksonville, N.C. – Jack Smith Creek Stormwater Project
3rd – By-Crete, Lebanon, Penn. – Pegula Ice Arena Detention System

2012 Sustainability Award Winners:
Associate Division:
Sustainable Plant – M.A. Industries, Peachtree City, Ga. –Plant Recycling Program
Sustainable Project – Nycon Corp., Fairless Hills, Pa. – Nycon G-Fiber Reinforcing for Heidrich Hotel and Conference Center

Producer Division:
Sustainable Plant – StructureCast, Bakersfield, Calif. – Material Recycling Center
Sustainable Project – StructureCast, Bakersfield, Calif. – Pomona College South Campus Parking Structure

2012 Pinnacle Award Winner:
Hy-Grade Precast Concrete - St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada – Plant & Equipment
Visual Maintenance Board

Quality Award of Excellence for Plant Certification (Top 5 scores):
Bethlehem Precast, Bethlehem, Pa.
The Fort Miller Company, Greenwich, N.Y.
J.E. Hill Precast, Leesburg, Fla.
Leesburg Concrete Company, Leesburg, Fla.
Stay-Right Precast Concrete, Franklinton, N.C.

20-Year Plant Certification Anniversaries:
Binghamton Precast & Supply Corp., Binghamton, N.Y.
Michie Corp., Henniker, N.H.
Terre Hill Concrete Products Inc., Lebanon, P.A.

15-Year Plant Certification Anniversaries:
E.C. Babbert Inc., Lancaster Plant, Lancaster, Ohio
Oldcastle Precast Inc., Ogden, Utah
Superior Concrete Products, Cleburne, Texas
Vaughn Concrete Products Inc., Henderson, Colo.

Master Precasters
Loretta Bodi - Gainey’s Concrete Products, Holden, La.
Frank Bowen - Piedmont Precast, Atlanta, Ga.
Brock Gill - Wilbert Precast, Spokane, Wash.
Gerald Lajoie - Jefferson Concrete, Watertown, N.Y.
Tim Kerlin - Bethlehem Precast, Bethlehem, Pa.
James Motes - Jefferson Concrete, Watertown, N.Y.
Chris Neuman - Wieser Concrete Products, Maiden Rock, WI
Jude Mandes - Gillespie Precast, Chestertown, Md.
Chad Risley - Zeiser Wilbert Vault, Elmira, N.Y.
Jeremy Sherman - Zeiser Wilbert Vault, Elmira, N.Y.
John Vitale - Northeast Concrete Products, Hewitt, N.J.