2017 Operators of the Year: Daniel Bremmer and Hector Diaz
Each year, the ACPA recognizes an operator for excellence in concrete pumping and safety. This year marks the first time the ACPA Awards Committee selected two equally qualified operators to receive the Operator of the Year award.
At the ACPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation, held January 18 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the World of Concrete, the ACPA announced the election of its new Executive Board. Elected to serve a one-year term, the newly selected Executive Board includes:
A fresh approach to ACPA’s annual social event at the World of Concrete brought more than 250 attendees together for an evening of fun and networking in Las Vegas earlier this year. Held January 17 at the Renaissance Las Vegas hotel, the ACPA Member Mixer featured unique opportunities for attendees to interact and socialize with their peers in the concrete pumping industry.
LEWIS CENTER, OHIO – February 7, 2017 – The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announce the second co-location of the 2017 ACPA Building the Momentum Education Conference and NRMCA ConcreteWorks conference.
Following the success of last fall’s first co-location event, these two important industry events will be held concurrently once again. The 2017 event will take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, the event will take place October 2-3.
Anyone who runs a business knows that one of the keys to the business’s success is the ability to foster meaningful business relationships. This is especially true in the concrete pumping industry. Since the concrete pumping industry has gotten so specialized over the years, the ability to foster these relationships is especially important; most customers will continue to hire your company to pump concrete if you perform the job safely, are on time and have good equipment.
One of the most critical obstacles facing many concrete pumping companies is the challenge of finding qualified candidates to become concrete pump operators. In fact, in a recent survey of the membership, over 80 percent responded they had planned to hire between one and five operators in 2016, yet many of their pumps still remain idle due to the shortage of operators.