INDUSTRY awareness and community
CONCRETE block homes
Block Strong is an effort designed to make sure that everyone-consumers, construction professionals and designers understand the vital link between quality building materials and the health and safety of those people living in the homes and structures that they design and build. It’s also an information source for aiding prospective homebuyers in their search for knowledge. Block Strong is a partnership between the The Florida Concrete Masonry Educational Council, Inc and the Florida Concrete & Products Association, Inc.
CONCRETE streets and roads
The environmental impact of a paved surface cannot be based solely on the construction process. Concrete conserves oil where asphalt requires oil for production. Concrete roads help reduce excess fuel consumption, thereby reducing vehicle emissions. Pervious concrete parking lots help return rainwater to the ground, filtering out pollutants to protect streams, lakes and our planet’s limited drinking water.
The Florida Concrete & Products Association (FC&PA) has an army of promoters around the state. These boots on the ground, made of up individuals from each of our member companies, meet within their various regions on a monthly basis. They are charged with keeping the pulse and being the eyes and ears at the local level. Regional members are often engaged with local architects, engineers, contractors, builders and universities to help further promote concrete throughout the state.
Click the map to see more information about the regions.
Region ChairJanette Johnson, Titan Covering North Florida down to Citrus, Marion, Putnam and Flagler counties, this region is primarily stationed in Jacksonville.
Region ChairThe Tampa Bay area and nearby counties make up this region.
Region ChairDave McFall, Maschmeyer This region covers Central Florida and makes the Florida Concrete and Products Association headquarters its home. Region 4 was also winner of the 2019-2020 FC&PA Region of the Year.
Region ChairMatt Harvey Also referred to as Five North and Five South, this strong region in Fort Myers and nearby counties has won region of the year and held successful events including the Clay Shoot.
Region ChairKim Michael, Maschmeyer This region covers Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Marion and Palm Beach counties.
Region ChairAlberto Romanach, Cemex Covering Broward and Dade counties.Region 7 won Region of the Year for 2022-2023.
CONCRETE and safety
The FC&PA Safety Committee is responsible for the creation and implementation of industry specific safety alerts, as well as networking, educational and recognition programs related to the safety and health of the industry in Florida. The committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss the latest safety concerns facing the industry. They also produce the results of the FC&PA’s annual Safety benchmarking survey.
In addition, the group is responsible for the creation, planning and execution of the Concrete Industry’s largest indoor Safety competition, nationwide.
Safety and Skills
This family friendly event is the time when the best of the best in Florida get to compete in a Ready-Mix Truck Driver Contest, Forklift Operator Competition, Front end Loader Operator Competition, Preventative Team Maintenance Contest and a Boom Pump competition.
The FC&PA Safety Committee is continuously looking to share the best safety practices. These hazardous situations are extremely serious and there is something to learn from all of them. Get familiar with this archive to help prevent these issues from happening again.