ACPA News

New Members from November & December 2023

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Langorne Concrete Construction, LLC
Contact: Jacob Langhorne
5269 Hunter Court
Marshall, Virginia 20115
434-806-7694

ACPA Updates

The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) has been making great strides in building a more educated, safer workforce, not only for pumpers but also for the contractors and others who work with and around concrete pumps. We are pleased to provide the following updates that promise to enhance the industry’s level of training and safety in 2024.

ACPA Welcomes New Membership Services Coordinator

Amanda Mitchell has joined the ACPA management team as its new membership services coordinator. Amanda will be responsible for recruiting and onboarding new members and serve as committee coordinator for the ACPA Membership Committee. In addition, she will lend administrative support for the Bob Weatherton Scholarship Fund, ACPA Awards and ACPA’s popular “At the Hopper” roundtable discussions.

Weatherton Scholarship Awarded to Three Inspiring Students

The American Concrete Pumping Association is proud to present the 2023 recipients of the Bob Weatherton Scholarship: Leighton Landreth, Shelby Willy and Dustin Cook. These students embody the leadership and spirit that is integral to the legacy of the late “Big Bob” Weatherton of The Concrete Pump Store in California. Bob served on the ACPA board of directors for more than 40 years and was one of the industry’s most avid champions.

Golden Pump Operator Award Nominations

Next year will be the ACPA’s 50th Anniversary! As a special tribute to pump operators, we’d like to recognize any actively working concrete pump operators who have 50 years (or more) service to our industry. Operators selected will be recognized at our Annual Membership Meeting held during World of Concrete, January 23rd in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New Members: October 2023

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Jake Rickerman
16770 Fairchild Avenue
Monument, CO 80132
719-641-3209

Joseph Buonopane
2860 Maybank Highway, Box 1228
Johns Island, SC 29455
973-703-0145

Certified vs. Qualified

According to Kyle Rask, concrete pumping program & risk manager at NBIS, the distinction between the terms “certified” and “qualified” is an essential one that must be made.

FAQs About ASME B30.27, Material Placement Systems

The B30.27 safety standard addresses the manufacture, inspection, maintenance and use of concrete pumps and concrete conveyors. Most important, it prescribes safety responsibilities to contractors, pump and belt owners and operators, suppliers and others on a concrete pour. Complying with the standard gives each company represented on the job site an increased level of ownership in safety. By partnering together and taking ownership of our individual responsibilities, we can make job sites safer than ever.

ACPA Job Site Safety Campaign Update

In early 2023, the American Concrete Pumping Association hit the trade show circuit to launch a major job site safety campaign and microsite. WeAreSaferTogether.org brings heightened awareness of ASME B30.27, the safety standard for material placement systems. The campaign highlights the responsibilities of each trade working with or around a concrete pump that are prescribed under the standard, with the ultimate goal of keeping every person on a job site safe.

New Members from July 2023

The following members have joined during the month of July 2023 and we'd like to wish them a BIG WELCOME to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Columbia River Pumping
Contact: Chad Harlan
1805 SE 9th Avenue
Battle Ground, WA 98604
360-609-4062

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