Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) members will celebrate and showcase the precast concrete industry by inviting neighbors, students, and local officials to their plants as part of 2023 PCI Precast Days, October 9-20. 

“PCI Precast Days is an opportunity for manufacturers, PCI regional chapters, and associate members to come together in a collaborative effort to showcase the value and possibilities available with precast concrete in a way that is purposeful, consistent, and impactful,” said Terri Ward, director of marketing at Metromont, a PCI producer member based in Greenville, S.C.

“By raising our collective voice, we can educate a larger audience about our capabilities, and that benefits our entire industry,” Ward added. “In addition to a PCI Precast Days social media campaign, plant tours, and student visits across our six facilities, Metromont will participate in a PCI Precast Days event sponsored by Georgia/Carolinas PCI. This event will include lunch-and-learn presentations, product displays, demos, and plant tours. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate as an industry.” 

In 2022, PCI’s producer members sales’ totaled $7.1 billion. Its 154 producer members operate 258 PCI-certified plants. Precast, prestressed concrete has been used in North American for more than six decades. It is manufactured off-site in a controlled environment with a high degree of quality control. The material is used in both architectural and structural applications. PCI and its members focus primarily on aboveground structures, including low- to high-rise buildings, parking structures, bridges, and other structures.

“PCI encourages all member plants across the U.S. to open their doors to their communities, students, and design professionals in celebration of PCI Precast Days to showcase what precast concrete brings to the built environment,” said Bob Risser, P.E., President and CEO of PCI.  “Member plants can showcase the speed, versatility, and resilience precast concrete can bring to any building or bridge project.”