ACPA News

ACPA Hosts First ATA Training Workshop

On June 7, the day before the opening of the World of Concrete trade show, the American Concrete Pumping Association hosted its first-ever Train the Trainer workshop. Train the Trainer workshops are part of ACPA’s improved Operator Safety Training and Certification Program, which launched in 2020. Referred to as “Certification 2020,” the program expands on its mandatory safety training requirement for certification and adds greater integrity to the certification testing process.

New Members for August 2021

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

American Hunter
Contact: Jose Aguilar
813 Slaughter Rd.
Madison, AL 35758
512-876-4701

Araco Pumping, LLC
Contact: Robert Barrett
3380 Astronzon Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
719-728-5877

New Members for July 2021

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Ankem, Inc.
Contact: Jennifer Anderson
PO Box 92426
Southlake, TX 76092
800-527-7615

CJT Concrete Pumping, LLC
Contact: Chris Towne
8304 Firetower Rd.
Pass Christian, MS 39571
985-951-0047

New Members for June 2021

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Alliant Insurance Services
Contact: Matt Hadley
2000 West Loop South, Suite 2150
Houston, TX 77027
281-794-7747

New Members for May 2021

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Ernst Enterprises of Georgia, Inc.
Contact: David Ernst
553 Seaboard Industrial Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
770-995-9098

Genuine Payment Services
Contact: Glen Dahlem
401 Carmichael Circle
Canton, GA 30115
847-970-1295

Driver Training Breakdown

Here at NBIS, we are constantly faced with questions from insured partners regarding their driver training programs. We field questions from everything related to frequency of training to types of driver training. Part of the reason for the variance in driver training approaches is a lack of clarity from regulatory bodies like the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Driver training rules and regulations offer only that training should be conducted and documented.

LEGAL MARIJUANA AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT

As of February 2021, 12 states have legalized recreational marijuana, and 22 more states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. For employers, this new age of legalization poses two issues: first, a complex system of contradictory local, state and federal laws to navigate; and second, an increase in employee usage. In the concrete pumping industry, where many employees work in safety-sensitive, federally-regulated positions, marijuana usage is a potential threat to both legality and safety.

CONCRETE PUMPS AND FEDERAL HIGHWAY EXCISE TAXES

Similar to sales tax, highway federal excise taxes (FET) are paid when purchases are made for specific goods, such as diesel fuel and truck chassis. There are also excise taxes on certain activities, such as on highway usage by trucks. Revenues collected from FET are designated to help support the Highway Trust Fund, which finances most federal government spending for highways and mass transit.

Brundage-Bone Steps Up to Pump the First Habitat for Humanity Partnership Project

The Build with Strength Coalition, along with partners American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) and Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturing Association (ICFMA), has begun work on a first-of-its-kind project for Habitat for Humanity.

The project consists of nine, Net Zero Ready and insulated concrete form duplexes in Woodland Park, Colorado, and should be completed in 2022. The duplexes, which include 18 homes for families, were designed by Architectural Workshop and engineered by Innovative Engineering to achieve Energy Star and LEED Silver certification.

New Members for April 2021

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Black Wolf Concrete Pumping
Contact: Derek Stanley
357 North 14th St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
719-233-0159

Highbury Concrete
Contact: Daniel Oswald
54-19 46th St.
Maspeth, NY 11378
929-453-2938

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