Mission/History

Mission:

The California Precast Concrete Pipe Association, like American Concrete Pipe Association, is the spokesperson for the concrete pipe industry in all matters affecting the industry’s welfare in California. ACPA/CPCPA members contribute to the improvement of our environment by producing quality concrete pipe and related precast concrete products, engineered to provide a lasting and economical solution to drainage and pollution problems.

History:

CPCPA was formed in 1968 by a group of forward thinking concrete pipe manufacturers who wanted to help improve the products and services offered to their local communities. And, at the same time they wanted to be able to collectively address matters of concern to the concrete pipe industry in California. Over the years CPCPA has varied in number of concrete pipe and precast member companies. Currently there are 8 plants and 7 member companies along with numerous CPCPA Associate Companies with CPCPA.

In July of 2014, after 46 years of representing the concrete pipe industry as a nonprofit in CA, CPCPA merged as a State Association under the national trade association for concrete pipe and precast companies, the American Concrete Pipe Association. ACPA is a similarly situated nonprofit Association formed in 1907 as the Interstate Cement Tile Manufacturers Association in Ames, Iowa. In 1914 the name was changed to the American Concrete Pipe Association and is headquartered in Irving, TX.