Industry Links

Core & Main is proud to be associated with the following organizations, alliances and associations. Several of our associates offer leadership and direction to these organizations. Their involvement is noted below.

Alliance for PE Pipe

The Alliance for PE Pipe is devoted to sharing the features and benefits of smooth walled pressure pipe to benefit the municipal water and wastewater industry. The Alliance conducts roadshow events and seminars, publishes articles and assists engineers and municipalities as they plan HDPE projects.


The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership more than 30,000 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.


The American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society dedicated to providing total water solutions assuring the effective management of water. Membership includes over 3,900 utilities that supply roughly 80 percent of the nation’s drinking water and treat almost half of the nation’s wastewater. Total memberships represent the full spectrum of the water community: public water and wastewater systems, environmental advocates, scientists, academicians, and others who hold a genuine interest in water, our most important resource. Among our members are Paul Thom, regional director, who serves on their MAC committee.


The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. Core & Main’s Don Taylor, regional vice president, is a member.


The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is committed to demonstrating how the design-build process saves money, saves time and ensures accountability on construction projects by bringing designers and builders to the table on day one. Among our members are Bob Vicini, national sales director and Jeff McCord, national accounts manager. Brian Coryell is an active registered DBIA certified Core & Main associate.


The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is a non-profit, member organization that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry. Members represent over 30 countries and 22 fields of professional practice. IECA’s diverse membership supplies a unique network of specialists who can solve a broad range of problems caused by soil erosion and its by-product—sediment.


National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is dedicated to helping close the information gap by serving as a credible resource for anyone seeking information about the water issues facing our nation today and in the foreseeable future, and the powerful and practical solutions that are available by way of the private water sector. Among our members are: Yvonne Bland, vice president and Glenn Hayes, senior manager of business development.


The Institute for Public Procurement develops, supports and promotes the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents since 1944. With over 3,000 member agencies representing over 15,000 professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, the Institute is international in its reach.


The National League of Cities (NLC) is a resource and advocate for the nation's cities and their leaders.


The National Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to training, supporting, and promoting the water and wastewater professionals that serve small communities across the United States. The mission of NRWA is to strengthen State Associations. Andy Santi, district manager, is a current member.


NUCA is the National Utility Contractors Association — the leading trade association working solely for the utility construction and excavation industry in the United States. NUCA’s nationwide network of state/regional Chapters and member companies represent utility contractors, excavators, suppliers, manufacturers, and other providers in the water, sewer, gas, electric, treatment plant, telecommunications, and excavation industries. Among our members are: Yvonne Bland, vice president.

Plastic Pipe Institute

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastics piping industry.

Water Design Build

The Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit corporation, established as an educational industry advocate for the value of collaborative delivery methods for water and wastewater infrastructure projects; and to promote best practices in design-build and CMAR procurement and implementation through education and outreach. Among our members are Bob Vicini and Jeff McCord.


The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment.


Water and Sewer Distributors of America is a dynamic organization setting a new standard for the water and sewer distribution industry. Led by an experienced group of knowledgeable professionals, WASDA offers expertise in diverse areas ranging from legislative developments to environmental compliance and more. Among our members are: Bill Driskill, vice president, *currently WASDA President (2018-19); and Jack Schaller, president, Waterworks business.