ACPA raises record funding for concrete pipe research, education projects

April 13, 2015
The American Concrete Pipe Association has announced that more than $140,000 was raised at its annual fundraising auction, benefitting the ACPA Research & Education Foundation.

IRVING, TEXAS, April 13, 2015 -- Today, the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) announced that more than $140,000 was raised at its annual fundraising auction, benefitting the ACPA Research & Education Foundation. The auction took place during the Association's annual convention held at the Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Fla., on March 15-17, 2015.

The record haul of $140,906 will enable the ACPA Research & Education Foundation to continue its mission of supporting the long-term competitiveness of the precast concrete pipe and box culvert industry in the United States, including the thousands of men and women employed in and supported by the industry.

"The funds raised at this year's auction will allow the Foundation to conduct important structural and materials research that will ensure that concrete pipe remains the product of choice used in America's vast network of sewers and culverts," said Matt Childs, ACPA president. "We will also use the funds to educate the engineering community on the many advantages of using the most durable and resilient drainage pipe on the market."

Thirty organizations from both within and outside the industry donated items to the auction, while dozens of bidders enjoyed a friendly rivalry competing for the work-related items and other articles of value. Several associate members also contributed high-value items prized by the bidders, including loads of cement. Equipment, entertainment and vacation donations were likewise sold off to the winning bidders.

See also: "American Concrete Pipe Association honors women in engineering industry"

About the ACPA

Established in 1907, the American Concrete Pipe Association serves as the voice of the concrete pipe industry. The ACPA is a nonprofit organization comprised of manufacturers of concrete pipe and box culverts, manufacturers of equipment and providers of products and services related to the concrete pipe industry. Member companies are located throughout the United States, Canada and more than 40 foreign countries. The Association provides its members with a wide range of research, technical and marketing support to promote and advance the use of concrete pipe for drainage and pollution control applications. For more information, visit


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