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

In Memoriam: Dan Weatherton 1956-2012

Dan Weatherton, former employee of Construction Forms, Inc. and son of “Big” Bob Weatherton, passed away suddenly on March 12, 2012.

Dan was born June 15, 1956 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and moved to California with his parents at a young age. Dan attended Condit School, Claremont High School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of LaVerne. Dan worked in the construction machinery industry for many years and was preparing to move to a new position in the oil field industry in Houston, Texas.

ACPA Pioneer Awards

The ACPA Pioneer Award is given each year to those outstanding individuals whose contributions have helped foster and advance the concrete pumping industry and whose willingness to share their knowledge has greatly enhanced the quality of our industry. This year the ACPA was pleased to honor three individuals with the award.

Hank de Carbonel

Andrews Receives ACPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Dennis Andrews of Andrews Concrete Pumping, Jessup, Maryland, received the coveted ACPA Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ACPA Annual Membership Meeting held on January 24, 2012 at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The award was first presented in 1988 and is awarded to those individuals or companies who have fostered and advanced the use of concrete pumping, have improved the conditions under which concrete pumping is performed, shared their knowledge and experiences with others in the industry, and promoted and practiced safe concrete pumping.

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;

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.

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.