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WHEREAS, reinforced concrete pipe and precast products provide solutions needed for resilient infrastructure, and are of vital importance to sustainable communities and to the health, safety, and well-being of Virginians; and
WHEREAS, such reinforced concrete pipe and precast products and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of concrete pipe and precast industry manufacturers and engineers who design, manufacture, distribute, educate, and supply their products to the Virginians who build, design, and maintain the transportation infrastructure, water supply, water treatment systems, solid waste systems, and other structures and facilities essential to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, it is in the public interest for the citizens and civic leaders in Virginia to gain knowledge of and maintain a progressive interest in and understand the importance of the reinforced concrete pipe and precast industry in their communities; and
WHEREAS, the Precast Concrete Association of Virginia is dedicated to the growth of the precast concrete industry contributing to the prosperity and economic success of Virginians; and
WHEREAS, 2019 marks the 27th year of the Precast Concrete Association of Virginia, and the 5th year of Virginia's Concrete Pipe and Precast Week, which promote awareness of the infrastructure benefits of reinforced concrete pipe and precast concrete products in the Commonwealth;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize August 19-24, 2019, as VIRGINIA CONCRETE PIPE AND PRECAST WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.