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The ACPA's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Back to where it all began…

Forty years ago this past March, a group of Southern California concrete pumpers led by Bill Drake had the idea to form a national association which would represent the interests of the concrete pumping industry. They rallied together concrete pumpers, manufacturers and distributors from all areas of the country and officially met aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on March 1, 1974.

ASME B30.27 FAQs

ASME B30.27 Jobsite Responsibilities for Concrete Material Placing Systems
(Download printable PDF of FAQs here)

Tools For Building A Workforce

by Greg Sitek

Is there really a shortage of skilled labor for the concrete pumping industry? Go online to Google and type in “concrete pumping jobs.” In approximately 0.30 seconds my computer pulled up about 344,000 listings. The first listing states “Jobs 1 - 10 of 338 - 338 Concrete Pump Operator Jobs available;” the next listing contains the line “4210 Concrete Pump Operator jobs.”

New Members for June 2014

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Twin Lakes Concrete,  Inc.
Contact: Don Arnts

7383 Townline Road
North Tonawanda, NY 14120-1344

 

New Members for May 2014

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Nor Building Ent., Ltd.
Contact: Leon Lehoux

1504 Front Street, PO Box 970
Hearst, ON, Canada P0L 1N0

West Fraser Concrete, Ltd
Contact: Trevor Meerdink

141 Hast Road
Prince Rupert, BC, Canada V8J 3P9

 

The ACPA's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Back to where it all began...

Forty years ago this past March, a group of Southern California concrete pumpers led by Bill Drake, had the idea to form a national association that would represent the interests of the concrete pumping industry. They rallied together concrete pumpers, manufacturers and distributors from all areas of the country and officially met aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on March 01, 1974.

New Members for April 2014

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

CRS Pump Parts.com
Contact: John Stultz

59 Sanford Drive, Unit #4
Gorham, ME 04038

Denis Lootens
26907 Indian Peak Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-2336

Midwest Concrete Pumping
Contact: Mitch Parrish

PO Box 2029
Washington, MO 63090

Pool Tech Midwest, Inc.
Contact: Steve Etten

PO Box 906
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Stachler Concrete, Inc.
Contact: Andy Stachler

431 Stachler Drive
St. Henry, OH 45883

 

Honoring an Icon

The ACPA kicked off its 40th anniversary year celebration with a cocktail party held in conjunction with World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on January 22, 2014.

Certification Changes Continued...

The next phase of certification changes will begin June 1, 2014, with implementation of the new certification test—version 02.14—as well as an operational evaluation for first-time operators taking the certification test.

Responsibilities for All Personnel on a Concrete Pour Now Specified in ASME B30-2014

The American National Standard for material placement system safety is ASME B30.27. (Material placement systems are concrete pumps and concrete conveyors.)

ASME has released B30.27-2014. It is currently available as an electronic download, and will be available in printed form after April 11, 2014. It becomes effective one year after the publication date.

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