Our Mission is to promote, expand, and improve the concrete pumping industry through progressive leadership, education, communication, and advocacy establishing concrete pumping as the preferred method of placing concrete.
The American Concrete Pumping Association was founded in 1974 with the objectives to promote concrete pumping as the choice method of placing concrete, and to encourage and educate the concrete pumping industry on safe concrete pumping procedures. The ACPA Operator Certification Program is the only industry-recognized certification program for testing concrete pumping practices.
Members of ACPA include owners of concrete pumps, manufacturers of concrete pumps, and distributors of concrete pumps and accessories.
Owners of concrete pumps use the ACPA to gain a professional advantage by utilizing our wide range of programs and member services, such as:
There is no issue more important to concrete pump company owners than the safety of their crews. That's why the ACPA has dedicated itself to the industry's most comprehensive safety program. With innovative communication tools, videos, posters, operator certification, advertisements, monthly safety meeting outlines, and more – the ACPA helps you protect your operators, and your company by making safety our number one priority.
The ACPA offers the only comprehensive safety certification program for operators of concrete pumps. When you certify your operators, you help to increase pumping safety effectiveness, operator awareness, increase efficiency, decrease job accidents, and improve your company's reputation with your customer base.
The industry is plagued by rising insurance costs, and the ACPA offers a welcome alternative: an insurance package designed specifically for concrete pumping organizations, with rate structures tailored specifically to your risk profiles. This program alone could save you thousands of dollars a year.
Many concrete pump owners do not have the marketing muscle to make their presence known. But, the ACPA gets the message out to contractors across the country and around the world. With a magazine that circulates to contractors and ready mix suppliers. With high visibility at the concrete industry's biggest trade shows. Everyday, the ACPA sends out the word that concrete pumping is the most efficient, cost-effective method of placement available. And your customers are listening.
In a fast-moving construction market, you need information to keep pace with events. That's why the ACPA offers training seminars throughout the year, to help you stay on top of the latest in technology and the best in management techniques.