Dan Ames

Dear Members,

Regrettably, Dale Ames passed away suddenly on January 14th, 2013. Dale was a longtime member of the concrete pumping community working for various concrete pumping companies in the southeast and most recently, Pumpstar Concrete Pumps.

Services will be held:
Monday, January 21st
2:00 p.m.
Burnt Hickory Baptist Church
5145 Due West Rd.
Powder Springs, GA

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to his children’s trust.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ames family at this difficult time.

New ACPA Members for December 2012

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Concrete Strategies, LLC
Contact: Joe Vitale

2199 Innerbelt Business Center Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114

Paradise Concrete
Contact: Bill Mintzer             
PO Box 630125
Highland Ranch, CO 80163

A Tribute to Gary Schmidt 1951-2012

On November 9, 2012, a valued friend of the concrete placing industry, Gary Schmidt, 61, passed away in Walnut, California. Gary courageously battled lung cancer for almost a year before leaving behind his wife Sally, a married daughter and a recently born grandson. He precedes his mother Mary, three brothers and two sisters. Gary was the son of the late Joe Schmidt, Jr., a pioneer in concrete placing; and Gary proudly followed in his father’s footsteps with the same dedication to advancing our industry.

New ACPA Members for November 2012

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Ace/Avant Concrete Construction                                  
Contact: Will Jussila
109 Seminole Drive
Archdale, NC 27263

Briegan Concrete Constructors                           
Contact: Kenneth Tiffany

8000 Dirt Road
Apex, NC 27539

New ACPA Members for October 2012

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

AAA Concrete Pumping Services, Ltd             
Contact: Carmel Myers

Fielders Close, Cloudy Bay Drive
Blenheim, New Zealand 7274

Beach Concrete Pumping                              
Contact: Tom Aldrich

PO Box 1678
Westcliffe, CO 81251

New ACPA Members for August 2012

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

De Grandis Concrete Pumping               
Contact: Darren Shewfelt

27 Middleton Street
Brantford, ON, Canada N3S 7X1

Brewster Pumping                                 
Contact: Liza Smitherman

2335 Florence Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206

New ACPA Members for July 2012

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

E. E. Gilbert Construction, Inc.                
Contact: Jason Galletti
155 Howe Road
Martinez, CA 94553

North West Concrete Pumping, Inc.
Contact: Chris Sams
21827 Main Street
Greenleaf, ID 83626

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.

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.