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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 the people of Virginia; and
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth recognizes all stakeholders who are vital to the concrete pipe and precast industry; and
WHEREAS, the reinforced concrete pipe and precast industry is essential to Virginia’s economy, providing building components used in the construction and maintenance of numerous structures and facilities essential to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, 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 perform maintenance in the Commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, Virginia’s Precast Concrete and Concrete Pipe Week promotes 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 15-22, 2021, as PRECAST CONCRETE AND CONCRETE PIPE WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.