For the second-straight year, attendance at The Precast Show reflected the positive impact of the slow but steady economic recovery on the confidence of the industry.
The Precast Show 2013, held at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, included a 100,000 square foot show floor and attendance was strong with more than 3,300 attendees.
Beyond the trade show, committee meetings, special events and multiple days of education highlighted the annual event. In total, attendance for classes ranging from management and professional development, to industry-specific technical, quality and safety courses, was nearly 800.
“There’s no doubt the confidence level in our industry continues to grow,” said Ty Gable, president of the National Precast Concrete Association, “but our members are mindful of both the slow nature of the recovery and the potential setbacks that exist. I heard time and time again from our producer members and exhibitors that they are ready to expand if the right moves are made to remove the uncertainty in taxes and regulations.”
The Precast Show is sponsored by the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA), along with the American Concrete Pipe Association, National Concrete Masonry Association, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, and the Cast Stone Institute.
The Precast Show 2014 will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Feb. 13-15. For ongoing updates about The Precast Show 2014, visit www.theprecastshow.org.