Optimism abounds at the Precast Show 2016

As the construction industry continues to strengthen in North America, so does the precast concrete sector. The growing optimism of plant owners and suppliers reverberated through the trade show floor at The Precast Show 2016 in Nashville, Tenn. The annual trade show, held March 3 to 5 at Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, drew the largest crowd in a decade with 4,000 attendees as precast manufacturers looked to update equipment and train employees. “Based on initial feedback, this was the second straight show where precasters came ready to make major purchases,” said Ty Gable, president of the National Precast Concrete Association. “After the deep recession followed by a few years of slow growth, there is pent up demand for equipment,” he added. “The work is back and precasters are optimistic right now. They’re looking to replace old equipment and learn about new products.”
The trade show featured 292 exhibitors in more than 63,800 net square feet of exhibit space ranging from heavy equipment manufactures to concrete admixtures and accessories. The National Precast Concrete Association produced the trade show in partnership with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and Cast Stone Institute also held training and meetings in conjunction with the trade show.
“As the largest precast-specific trade show in North America, we’re attracting serious buyers on the trade show floor,” Gable said. “Owners and decisions makers use this show as a way to meet suppliers face-to-face to find new product lines and discover new technology.”  The Precast Show 2017 will be held March 2 to 5 at the FirstMerit Convention Center in Cleveland.
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