As we continue to come with grips on the impact COVID-19 has made on our daily lives, I want to provide you with an update on our ongoing efforts to continue to serve our membership while ensuring the safety and well-being of the Association's staff.

New Members for February 2020

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Brownwood Pumps
Contact: Carlos Cuellar
PO Box 4521
McAllen, TX 78542

Cap West Forming, Ltd
Contact: Mark Reid
200-1010 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 3M6

New Members for January 2020

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Donco 3 Pumping
Contact: Kellie Kingery
1035 Schoolview Drive
Marshfield, MO 65706

ENGS Commercial Finance Company
Contact: Dale Bianco
1 Pierce Place, Suite 1100
Itasca, IL 6014

New Members for December 2019

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Arnold Ready Mix Corporation
Contact: Chuck Smreker
PO Box 69
Imperial, MO 63052

Three Thoughts on Risk Management for 2020

When an incident occurs and people are injured, once the fault is proven to be yours, you should absolutely pay your fair share. I’m not questioning that. But I want to point out that the challenge many companies face today isn’t paying their fair share; it’s paying their unfair share. There are often myriad unseen, uncontested, so-called “injuries”—like general aches and pains and soft tissue issues—that surface after the incident has occurred. These injuries often come with additional expenses from lawyers, physicians and therapists who may appear to be working together to maximize the insurance payout.

Concrete Pump Simulators Are a Game Changer for Training

Simulators have been used for years to train commercial and military fighter pilots. Yet only recently have they begun to be used in the construction industry as a way of increasing the safety and efficiency of employee onboarding. Concrete pumping companies have historically trained new employees on the job site; the industry has never had a separate training facility, despite the high-stakes nature of learning to pump concrete. That’s about to change with the commercial availability of concrete pumping simulators.

ACPA Announces Operator Certification 2020

Dramatic changes are in store for the ACPA Operator Training and Certification Program. Referred to as “Certification 2020,” the new program will launch by mid-year 2020 for ACPA operator certification.

“The new training and certification program focuses on elevating the quality and effectiveness of operator safety training and will raise the bar for safety in our industry,” says Christi Collins, ACPA executive director.

Pumping Knowledge into Your Business: Education Conference Proves Another Big Success

The 2019 ACPA Education Conference proved to be another big success, as the concrete pumping industry gathered to learn, network and see the newest in equipment and technology. With the recurring theme of “Pumping Knowledge into Your Business,” this year’s conference was held Oct. 6-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

The 2019 NBIS Risk Management Roundup

With 2020 right around the corner—and because risk management topics never really go out of style—we thought we’d close out a year of risk-management articles with this 2019 risk management roundup: a bite-sized list of takeaways from topics we’ve covered the past eleven months. It’s our hope that as you plan for next year, you’ll dedicate the time you need to making sure you’re managing your risk and becoming a better, safer organization.

New Members for November 2019

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Luso Concrete (2007), Ltd
Contact: Antonio M. Silva
11520 Kingston Street
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada V2X 9J8