A Tribute to Don Matthews — 1947-2016

On June 29, a valued friend of the concrete placing industry, Don Matthews, 69, passed away in Emory, Texas on his small family farm. Don battled cancer with strength and courage for about two years; during that time, he encouraged others to call whenever they needed assistance, even when he was in the hospital. Words can’t properly express the love, passion and dedication he had for our industry and the people in it.

Pump Operator Roundtable

By Ashley Kizzire, Constructive Communication, Inc.

Don Matthews

Don Matthews of Putzmeister, America passed away Wednesday, June 29th after a valiant battle with cancer.  Don had a passion for educating/training and just recently helped begin development of a conveyor certification program for ACPA.  He was an expert in the industry; mentor and friend to many and will definitely be missed by all.

New Members for May & June 2016

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Blake Hershberger Enterprises
Contact: Jenni Hershberger
2194 128th Lane
Kalona, IA 52247

Rick Borowicz

Rick Borowicz of R & S Concrete Pumping Service, Inc. in New Richmond, Wisconsin has passed. 

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2:00–6:00 pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton Street in Baldwin, Wisconsin. Telephone: 715-684-3434.  

Please join us in extending your thoughts and condolences to Rick’s family, friends and co-workers.

New Members for April 2016

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Bremik, LLC-Concrete Pumping & Conveying
Contact: Brendon Bierle
1015 North Wittkopf Lane
Algona, IA 50511

New Members for March 2016

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Ace Material Placing, Inc.
Contact: Rob Boelkes

2499 Robert Homb Memorial Dr.
South Wayne, WI 53587

Financial Benchmark Survey Now Underway

Survey collection is now underway, and those who submit their information by April 30 will gain CFO-level tools, insights and conversations that would cost thousands of dollars to receive from an outside consultant. Here are six ways members can benefit from investing their time and energy to participate.

ACPA Awards

Awards were presented during this year’s ACPA’s annual membership meeting held at World of Concrete on February 3, 2016. Nominations were requested for each category, and determined by the ACPA Awards Committee, consisting of Beth Langhauser, Carl Walker, Bob Weatherton and Dennis Andrews.


New Members for February 2016

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Central Concrete Services
Contact: Adrienne Schieffer
5490 West 13th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80214