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WHEREAS, reinforced concrete pipe and precast products are vitally important to sustainable communities and to the health, safety, and well-being of Virginians; and
WHEREAS, the concrete pipe and precast concrete industry, trucking industry, sand and rock producers, and cement producers and their employees are dedicated to efficiently providing high quality concrete products to the public; and
WHEREAS, the public should be aware of the infrastructure benefits of reinforced concrete pipe and precast concrete in their communities; and
WHEREAS, 2018 marks the 111th year of the American Concrete Pipe Association, which began as a means of exchanging ideas and establishing a high quality, standardized product; and
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth recognizes the substantial contributions that individuals in the Precast Concrete Association of Virginia and the American Concrete Pipe Association have made to the health, safety, welfare, and quality of life of all Virginians;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize August 20-25, 2018, as NATIONAL CONCRETE PIPE WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.