ACPA “All in One” Professional Power Tools: Benchmark Survey, Breakeven Calculator and Instant Assessment

We all want to build a sustainable business that provides a return for owners’ investments, but how much profit does it take for your concrete pumping business to produce the real returns you not only desire, but require? What’s your strategy for balancing price, volume and costs?

Train Your Inexperienced Concrete Pump Operators!

Developed by professional industry experts, the ACPA Operator Training Program is a 23-day program, which will guide you as you effectively train your new operators in the operation of concrete pumping. Your trainee will learn safe concrete pumping skills and practices whereupon after a successful completion of the program, your trainee will be designated a TRAINED PROFESSIONAL in the field of concrete pumping.

New Members for March 2014

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Bulls Eye Material Placement
Contact: Tracie Graham

2365 North 120th Avenue
Camp Point, IL 62320

Irish Creek Concrete, Ltd
Contact: Nolan Unruh

PO Box 192
Dewberry, AB, Canada T0B 1G0

New Members for February 2014

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Contact: Rene Vences

628 Pumpkin Center Road
Marshall, TX 75672

Elsea Construction Services, LLC
Contact: Ellen Smith

3333 Baltimore Pike
Hanover, PA 17331

Titan Concrete Pumping, LLC
Contact: Brian Smith

926 Gabriel Road
Caycee, SC 29033

New Members for January 2014

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Agassiz Pumping, Inc.
Contact: Curt Reimer

3 Crocus Bay
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada R5G 2C7

CFS Forming Structures Co., Inc.
Contact: Paolo Salvatore

21120 Milsa Drive
San Antonio, TX 78256

BIG Changes Coming to ACPA Operator Certification Program

  • Certification tests must be pre-paid

Certification tests will be pre-numbered and must be paid at the time of ordering. Certain exceptions may apply when attending an ACPA operator safety seminar; however no test will be processed without payment prior to testing.  The cost for all certification processing will be $60/member and $225/non-member.

The Insurance Process

By Debbie George, CPCU, CIC

Once a year, the dreaded task of renewing your property and casualty insurance coverage returns. By following these simple guidelines, you can obtain the most comprehensive and competitive insurance coverage available.

Profit Is Not Optional

Most business owners are clear in their intent to make a profit, but some set their sights higher than others. How much profit do you need? Is a living wage plus a reasonable return on your investment enough to sustain your business? Probably not.

As we come out of our economic slump, most concrete pumpers are seeing sales increase. Based on the 2013 ACPA Financial Benchmark Study, 89 percent of members saw growth in 2012, with a median increase of 22.6 percent.

Our Newest ACPA Members

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Ace Ready Mix, Inc.
Contact: Owen Matson

2001 North Bahnson Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Inplace Pumping Co.
Contact: Matt Balsbaugh

49 Nutrition Way
Brookville, OH 45309

Tom Teubel

Dear Members,

Sadly, Tom Teubel, former Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Putzmeister America, passed away on December 10, 2013. Many of you may remember Tom as the dynamic and talented individual who was instrumental in the expansion of the Putzmeister brand throughout North America. Although Tom has been retired for a few years, he remained in touch with many of his close friends in the industry.  Below is Tom’s obituary.