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As the ICPI installer certification program grew, more contractors were added to the mailing list, as well as more landscape architects, engineers and public works officials. Later renamed Interlock Design, the magazine delivered its 100th issue in winter 2019. Circulation today is about 24,000. Members purchased and distributed issues to their design professional clients. 1998—Transition to Association Management by Bostrom Corporation As ICPI’s budget grew to about $750,000 in the late 1990s, there was an emerging need for an association management company with a financial and administrative structure to support a fast-growing industry association. A management company search resulted in engaging Bostrom Corporation, a well- respected association management firm based in Washington, DC and Chicago, IL. With ICPI’s move to the downtown DC office on Eye Street in July 1998, this decision included hiring Bostrom’s Charles McGrath, CAE as ICPI’s Executive Director. This enabled David Smith to concentrate on developing technical and instructional programs for ICPI. Bostrom implemented project cost accounting at ICPI which enabled realistic assessment of labor costs as well as material costs required to create Charles A. McGrath, CAE resources and implement became ICPI’s Executive programs. Bostrom also Director in 1998. ingrained triennial strategic planning into ICPI’s culture with development of a mission, vision, goals, objectives and tactics. This important task and resulting document guides ICPI committee and Board resource allocation to this day. One of the first efforts by ICPI was creating a new website in 1999. Websites and emails were just emerging as the modus operandi for technical information delivery. The new website provided resources such as ICPI Tech Specs, technical papers, guide construction specifications and detail drawings for design professionals to download. Homeowners were encouraged to hire ICPI certified installers and given advice on how to select contractors, what to expect during construction, maintaining paver patios, walkways and driveways, and on DIY projects. Industry Consolidation From 1978 through the present, Oldcastle purchased concrete paver and masonry product manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Canada. These acquisitions resulted in 34 paver manufacturing plants. Pavestone also purchased existing manufacturing companies to extend their reach into regional markets for commercial and residential sales. Too long to list here, many other manufacturing companies expanded with multiple machines in one plant location, with new plants into new locations, or purchased existing plants and expanded their production capacity. As demand increased, manufacturers upgraded from multi-layer to more efficient single-layer equipment. Single-layer machines generally produce around 25,000 to 30,000 square feet (2,300 to 2,800 m 2 ) in an eight-hour shift. Running for two shifts for 200 days per year, one single-layer board machine can make about 10 million sf (929,000 m 2 ). 2 8 • I C P I C O M M E M O R AT I V E P U B L I C AT I O N