Stephens & Smith Construction Volunteers for the Next Habitat for Humanity Project in Nebraska

Partnering with the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) and the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturing Association (ICFMA), the Build with Strength Coalition is again working on an innovative residential project for Habitat for Humanity.

ACPA Exhibits at 47th World of Concrete

With more than 650 exhibitors covering approximately 300,000 net square feet of exhibit space, World of Concrete 2021 wrapped up on June 10 as a great success.

The first large-scale event in Las Vegas and the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic, World of Concrete 2021 was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and marked a significant milestone for the country’s emergence to business as usual. The American Concrete Pumping Association was proud to be part of the show, just as it has for the past 47 years.

ACPA Announces New Board Members

At the ACPA Annual Meeting, the ACPA held elections for the Executive Board. The meeting convened June 9, 2021, in conjunction with World of Concrete 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The newly elected Executive Board will serve a one-year term.

Executive Board:

President: Gary Brown—R. L. McCoy, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana

Vice President: Wayne Bylsma—Cherokee Pumping, Inc., Hampton, Georgia

Secretary: Eric Duiker—CanCrete Equipment, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

ACPA Hosts First ATA Training Workshop

On June 7, the day before the opening of the World of Concrete trade show, the American Concrete Pumping Association hosted its first-ever Train the Trainer workshop. Train the Trainer workshops are part of ACPA’s improved Operator Safety Training and Certification Program, which launched in 2020. Referred to as “Certification 2020,” the program expands on its mandatory safety training requirement for certification and adds greater integrity to the certification testing process.

New Members for August 2021

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

American Hunter
Contact: Jose Aguilar
813 Slaughter Rd.
Madison, AL 35758

Araco Pumping, LLC
Contact: Robert Barrett
3380 Astronzon Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

New Members for July 2021

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Ankem, Inc.
Contact: Jennifer Anderson
PO Box 92426
Southlake, TX 76092

CJT Concrete Pumping, LLC
Contact: Chris Towne
8304 Firetower Rd.
Pass Christian, MS 39571

New Members for June 2021

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Alliant Insurance Services
Contact: Matt Hadley
2000 West Loop South, Suite 2150
Houston, TX 77027

New Members for May 2021

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Ernst Enterprises of Georgia, Inc.
Contact: David Ernst
553 Seaboard Industrial Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Genuine Payment Services
Contact: Glen Dahlem
401 Carmichael Circle
Canton, GA 30115

Driver Training Breakdown

Here at NBIS, we are constantly faced with questions from insured partners regarding their driver training programs. We field questions from everything related to frequency of training to types of driver training. Part of the reason for the variance in driver training approaches is a lack of clarity from regulatory bodies like the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Driver training rules and regulations offer only that training should be conducted and documented.


As of February 2021, 12 states have legalized recreational marijuana, and 22 more states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. For employers, this new age of legalization poses two issues: first, a complex system of contradictory local, state and federal laws to navigate; and second, an increase in employee usage. In the concrete pumping industry, where many employees work in safety-sensitive, federally-regulated positions, marijuana usage is a potential threat to both legality and safety.