ACPA News

ACPA Operator of the Year: Steve Thomas

Experience and an exemplary safety record are valuable qualities that every employer hopes to gain in his concrete pump operators. But what sets an outstanding operator apart from all the others is not just in his ability to perform, but the ability to inspire and encourage others to perform at their best as well. That is why Steve Thomas of Southwest Concrete Pumping, Englewood, Colorado, was selected as this year’s ACPA Outstanding Operator of the Year.

Carl Walker Elected President

The Board of Directors of the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) held their Executive Board Election immediately following the ACPA Annual Membership Meeting, January 24th, 2012. Elected were: president, Carl Walker, Central Concrete Pumping, Ft. Worth, TX; vice-president, Beth Langhauser, Midwest Ltd., Rock Island, IL; secretary, Matt Kaminsky, ACI Concrete Placement, Olathe, KS and treasurer, Scott Savage, Savage Concrete Pumping, Greensboro, NC. Dennis Andrews, Andrews Concrete Pumping, Jessup, MD, will serve as past-president. Executive board members are elected annually.

ACPA Elects 2012 Board Members

Newly-elected board members of the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) include pumper-at-large directors: Patrick Reynolds, Reynolds Concrete Pumping, LLC, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Wayne Bylsma, Cherokee Pumping, Inc., Hampton, Georgia; Matt Kaminsky, ACI Concrete Placement, LLC, Olathe, Kansas and Scott Savage, Savage Concrete Pumping, Greensboro, North Carolina. Regional directors: Gary Brown, R.L. McCoy Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana and Jason Goff, Florida Concrete Unlimited Inc., Miami, Florida.

Welcome to Our Newest Members

Advance Ready Mix Limited
Point Lisas, Trinidad and Tobago

Barnoli & Sons
Glendale, Arizona

Civil Ag Group, Inc.
Saint James, Minnesota

Concrete Placement, Inc.
Tustin, California

Concrete Placement of Alaska, LLC
Fairbanks, Alaska

Cousineau Concrete Pumping
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

CTR Concrete Pumping
Temecula, California

ACPA Joins California Concrete Pumpers Alliance

If you own a concrete pumping business in the state of California, you’re probably held to some of the most intrusive and complicated regulations than all of the other 49 states—especially when it comes to complying with California’s stringent diesel emission regulations.

New DVD Fulfills ACPA Safety Training Requirement

Work continues on the final stages of the new ACPA Operator Safety Presentation DVD, which will become the mandatory education requirement beginning January 1, 2012 for all operators seeking ACPA certification or recertification.

Continuing Education Requirement to Change for Operator Certification

Beginning January 1, 2012 a new element to the safety training education requirement for ACPA Operator Certification will be added to include completion of the ACPA Operator Safety Presentation Program.

As a requirement for ACPA Operator Certification, operators must fulfill ACPA sanctioned safety training. Fulfillment of this training requirement will be available in one of three ways:

• Attend an ACPA Operator Safety Seminar;

Important Change to the 17-Foot Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has made a change to the Federal Code of Regulations regarding crane safety.While concrete pumps are specifically excluded from the new regulations, the hazards for cranes and pumps are similar, including booming into power lines.Like cranes, the number one cause of fatal accidents with pumps is electrocution.

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