ICRI Announces Plans to Celebrate 25 Years Serving the Repair and Restoration Industry
Monday, December 3, 2012
In May of 1988, more than 70 people representing the varied aspects of the concrete repair industry gathered in Naperville, IL to lay the groundwork
for what is now known as the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). Concerned about the quality of repairs being performed, the group’s object
was to bring together those truly interested in improving the concrete repair industry and use their knowledge and efforts to bring about meaningful change.
What began as the International Association of Concrete Repair Specialists has grown into the leading resource for education and information to improve the
quality of repair, restoration and protection of concrete and other structures.
During its first 25 years, the organization not only changed its name, but it has grown to represent more than 2000 industry professionals in contracting,
engineering and manufacturing. ICRI members are directly responsible for 17 unique and essential technical guidelines that have defined quality concrete
repair. ICRI has also extended its reach by chartering a total 36 chapters across the US and Canada, giving its membership local and national presence.
To honor these and the many other achievements of ICRI, the organization will be celebrating throughout 2013, starting with a special commemorative
issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin (CRB) (January/February 2013), highlighting the history of ICRI and celebrating 25 years of achievements.
No anniversary is complete without celebrations, so events are planned for all normal ICRI meetings and conventions; everything starts an evening at Chateau
Nightclub & Gardens in Las Vegas during World of Concrete, then it’s on to a fantastic party being planned for the Spring Convention, March 20-22, 2013 at the
Tradewinds Islands Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL. The celebrating winds down with a special event at the Fall Convention, November 12-15, 2013 at the Fairmont
Hotel in Chicago, IL.
For more information on these and other ICRI events, visit www.icri.org or contact Dale Regnier, Manager, Marketing and Chapters at 847-827-0830.
ICRI, a nonprofit association with more than 2000 members worldwide, is a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair,
restoration and protection of concrete and other structures.