ACPA News

ACPA Announces New Safety Director

The ACPA is pleased to announce the association’s first dedicated safety director: Tabah Nez. This inaugural position was created to further ACPA’s safety and certification programs for concrete pumping professionals.

Safety Alert: Steps to Safely Remove a Blockage

Sadly, there was a recent fatality involving an operator who attempted to remove a blockage using compressed air. PLEASE forward this email to all your operators as a reminder to NEVER use compressed air when attempting to remove a blockage.

William A. (Bill) Cross

Sadly, our industry lost one its true pioneers with the passing of Bill Cross of Cross Enterprises. Cross Concrete Pumping was one of the founding members of the ACPA with Bill serving on the ACPA Board of Directors and as President on the ACPA Executive Board. In 1994, Bill and his brother, Charles, each received ACPA Pioneer Awards. On a personal note, I will always remember Bill for his kind words of encouragement when I became the ACPA Executive Director many years ago.

New Members for August 2022

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Containment Pro
Contact: Justin Marlett
161 Melrose Ave., Suite B
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-479-4270

RSC Insurance Brokerage, Inc.
Contact: Matt Kaminsky
120 W. 12th St., Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 6105
816-805-3828

In Memoriam: Anthony Biddle

ACPA board member, Anthony “Tony” Biddle of Anthony Biddle Contractors, Inc. of Ambler, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2022.

New Member for July 2022

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Brown's Concrete Pumping
Contact: Jim Brown
340 Wing
Hermon, ME 04401
207-299-6085

New Members for June 2022

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

International Concrete Pumps Online Corp.
dba Global Concrete Pumps

Contact: Maya Trenaman
PO Box 3576, PO LCD 1
Langley, BC, Canada V3A 4R9
604-817-5701

DQ FILES: THE BASICS

If you’ve been in the transportation industry for any length of time, then you’re likely familiar with driver qualification files, or DQ files. The DQ file is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) record-keeping requirement that motor carriers must meet for every employed driver.

In Memoriam: John Weatherhead

John Weatherhead passed away on April 13, 2022, in The Villages, Florida. A loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend, known for his easy smile and contagious laugh, John was a respected publisher, avid golfer, spirited traveler and a real sports aficionado.

NACA Fly-In Nets Positive Connections

In April, five ACPA members traveled to Washington, D.C., along with executive director Christi Collins, to meet with members of Congress at the annual North American Concrete Alliance (NACA) Cement & Concrete Fly-In. NACA’s two-day event featured Capitol Hill visits, briefings and a reception, during which participants discussed critical issues with key administration and congressional leaders.

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