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CPCA 2018 Production School

Fundamentals of Quality Concrete 
Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 2018
New Location! 
Chowchilla, CA

Piranha Pipe and Precast is hosting the tour part of the class for the first time! This is a new location and we do not have a room block. Please book your sleeping rooms early. More information below.

The CPCA Technical Committee presents a course for foremen, lead hands, quality control personnel, and any other plant employee who could benefit from a firm foundation of knowledge of the best practices in precast concrete production. This workshop will be led by Mel C. Marshall.

Why send your employees?

Graduates of the CPCA Production school meet the requirements to fulfill the quality control tasks outlined by Caltrans in section 90-4.01D(2)(a) of the 2014 Standard Specifications for tier 3 and 4 PC concrete members.

Topics covered include:

  • Concrete Materials
  • Curing
  • Reinforcing
  • Vibration
  • Form Work
  • Release Agents
  • Lunch Included

Cost: Registration fee include the Friday tour, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and all course materials.  CPCA members pay $175, non-members pay $275.

Deadline to register: Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday Tour - Piranha Pipe and Precast -  16000 Ave 25, Chowchilla, CA 
Saturday Class - Farnesi's Steakhouse - 230 E. Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 

Sleeping Rooms:
We do not have a room block.

Hotels within walking distance for Saturday's classroom session
Days Inn Chowchilla - website
Holiday Inn Express Chowchilla - website

Other hotels within driving distance are located in Madera and Merced. 


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1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Tour of Piranha Pipe and Precast (meet at the plant 16000 Ave 25, Chowchilla, CA) Please bring hard hat and wear work shoes.
(You MUST attend the class to go on the tour; class is only open to producers)


7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Farnesi's Steakhouse (230 E. Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610)
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Workshop 
Lunch will be provided