ACPA News

New Members for April 2015

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

CB & I Stone & Webster, Inc.
Contact: Shane Larter

14368 State Highway 213
Jenkinsville, SC 29065

Paragon Concrete Pumping
Contact: Nels Pederson

807 Shepherd Crescent
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7W 0B2

New Members for March 2015

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Bob's Concrete Pumping, Inc.
Contact: Bob Swenson

51342 105th Street
Parkers Prairie, MN 56361

Sunroc Corporation, dba,
Gorge Rock Products

Contact: Curg Murray

507 Smith Street
Rock Springs, WY 82901

And the Award Goes to...

Lifetime Achievement: (Video)
The ACPA Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for those individuals whose careers have not only fostered and advanced the concrete pumping industry, but who have also faithfully served, contributing limitless time, energy, knowledge and passion to ensure the success of the association and the industry as a whole. This year’s award was presented to Robert Edwards of NBIS.

ACPA Operator Safety Seminar – Thanks for Attending!

White Bear, MN - The ACPA Operator Safety Seminar and Safety Certification Training held at White Bear March 14 was attended by more than 60 concrete pumping professionals. It was good to see Schwing customers throughout the crowd and it is always good to see safety training in progress. Each member who attended received a Schwing gift bag and lunch. The ACPA is dedicated to the education and promotion of concrete pump safety for all those who come into contact with a concrete pump on a construction site.

New Members for February 2015

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

A Folino Construction, Inc.
Contact: Anthony Folino

109 Dark Hollow Road
Oakmont, PA 15139

Ann Arbor-Jackson Concrete Forming
Contact: Larry Cameron

PO Box 396
Chelsea, MI 48118

New Members for January 2015

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Badger Pumping, dba,
Florida Concrete Pumping

Contact: Richard Dibenedetto

PO Box 698
Riverview, FL 33568

Barney & Dickenson, Inc.
Contact: Mary Murphy Harrison

520 Prentice Road
Vestal, NY 13850-2197

Dan Mace Retires to ACPA

The ACPA is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan Mace as an independent safety consultant for special projects. Mace recently retired from Schwing America as product safety manager after 17 years of service and was a concrete pump operator for over 18 years. He has been a primary presenter of ACPA safety seminars as well as the co-author of the Small Line Safety Manual, Ready Mixed Safety Manual and instrumental in the development of the operator training program, as well as numerous other safety publications.

New Members for December 2014

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Hat City Concrete Pumping, LLC
Contact: Rui Ribeiro

12 Dixon Road
Danbury, CT 06811

M&W Inspection and Repair, Inc.
Attention: Matt Stahl

806 Industrial Circle
Phenix City, AL 36869

Are Gushing Repair Costs Your Biggest Profit Leak?

$145,000 in profit was lost to rising equipment costs for the average company in 2013.

You did it. You survived the downturn and now you’re riding along “recovery road,” no longer afraid you won’t generate enough sales to survive. In fact, you fear the exact opposite. Demand is up, building staff is challenging and your equipment is working at maximum capacity. The high demand on equipment means keeping it in good working order has become one of your biggest profit leaks—and it shows on your P&L.

Throw Out the Fish Bowl!

So what is the fish bowl method? Some like to call it the cookie jar method. It is simply a cash-driven method of analyzing a business to determine whether the business is making money or not.

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