ACPA 2022 OSM Conference

Event Date: 
09/17/2022 - 7:00am to 09/18/2022 - 3:00pm

ACPA 2022 OSM Conference

September 17-18, 2022  |  Westminster, CO

Event Info  |  Pump Rodeo  |  Train the Trainer Workshop  |  Conference Agenda Overview

Hotel Info  |  Sessions  |  Exhibiting & Sponsorship  |  Transportation  |  ACPA Fall Board Meeting




The Westin Westminster  |  Westminster, CO



OSM is the industry’s ONLY event dedicated to concrete pumping professionals who are interested in the following:

  • Discovering new concepts that can enhance their company’s operational processes
  • Learning specific and implementable strategies for improving their performance
  • Building upon their company’s safety culture that will keep them at the forefront of, and competitive within the industry

This aggressive one+ day event is filled with educational sessions focused on the OPERATIONS, SAFETY, and MAINTENANCE of a successful concrete pumping business. In these tailored sessions you will learn about industry-leading technology, innovations in equipment and products, and discover new concepts that will change the trajectory of your business.

Concrete pumps and related equipment from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers will be on display, along with many of the products essential to your operations. Best of all, attendees will be afforded the opportunity to interact one-on-one with their peers and suppliers.

OSM is THE FORUM where the industry connects to discover solutions!



Owners, managers, safety directors, mechanics and operators



  • Member Pumper Attendee $345
    Concrete pumping company member in good standing with ACPA - Includes conference registration and materials for educational sessions (excludes Train the Trainer Workshop), admission to the Equipment Display and Pump Rodeo as well as meals for Saturday’s breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday morning breakfast.
  • Non-Member Pumper Attendee $690
    Concrete pumping company not a member of ACPA - Includes conference registration and materials for educational sessions (excludes Train the Trainer Workshop), admission to the Equipment Display and Pump Rodeo as well as meals for Saturday’s breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday morning breakfast. 
  • Member Pumper Attendee + Train the Trainer Workshop $495
    Concrete pumping company member in good standing with ACPA who will be attending the conference AND the Train the Trainer Workshop - Includes conference registration and materials for educational sessions, Train the Trainer Workshop, admission to the Equipment Display and Pump Rodeo as well as meals for Saturday’s breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch.
  • Non-Member Pumper Attendee + Train the Trainer Workshop $850
    Concrete pumping company not a member of ACPA who will be attending the conference AND the Train the Trainer Workshop - Includes conference registration and materials for educational sessions, Train the Trainer Workshop, admission to the Equipment Display and Pump Rodeo as well as meals for Saturday’s breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch.
  • Member Vendor Attendee $345
    Manufacturer/Distributor Member who is exhibiting or sponsoring a portion of the conference - Includes conference registration and materials for educational sessions (excludes Train the Trainer Workshop), admission to the Equipment Display and Pump Rodeo as well as meals for Saturday’s breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday morning breakfast.
  • Non-Sponsoring Vendor Attendee $690
    Member or non-member manufacturer/distributor not already exhibiting or sponsoring any part of the conference - Includes conference registration and materials for educational sessions (excludes Train the Trainer Workshop), admission to the Equipment Display and Pump Rodeo as well as meals for Saturday’s breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday morning breakfast.
  • Spouse/Guest Add-On $125
    All spouses and/or guests must be non-industry attendees. Registration includes Pump Parade reception and Saturday Awards dinner ONLY.

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Pump Parade  |  Friday, September 16th - 5:00 PM
Enjoy a beverage and hear about the special features of each manufacturer’s equipment as they enter the exhibitor lot. You won’t want to miss this fun and exciting kick-off event to OSM!

Education Agenda  |  Saturday, September 17th - Sunday, September 18th
Learn from the industry’s leading manufacturers and distributors on topics specific to the interests of concrete pumpers such as maintenance, utilization, problem solving and more! You’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about operator training and certification options, improving your safety culture and risk management. Saturday sessions begin at 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM and resume Sunday from 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM.

Pump Rodeo  |  Saturday, September 17th
Who will be crowned the next ACPA Rodeo Champion? This event is open to ACPA certified operators who would like to participate in a timed, skills competition where they are evaluated on their proficiency in maneuvering the boom through a series of challenges. Along with the Rodeo Champion Trophy, the operator earning the highest score will win $500 - and bragging rights of course!

Train the Trainer Workshop  |  Sunday, September 18th
The workshop will be held Sunday from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM and will allow participants the opportunity to become designated ACPA Authorized Training Administrators (ATAs). Qualified individuals will learn how to deliver the ACPA Operator Safety Training Program and how to properly administer the ACPA Operator Certification Test.



Saturday, September 17th
Who will be crowned the next ACPA Rodeo Champion? This event is open to operators who would like to participate in a timed, skills competition where they are evaluated on their proficiency in maneuvering the boom through a series of challenges. Along with the Rodeo Champion Trophy, the operator earning the highest score will win $500 - and bragging rights of course!

Accpeted applicants have the opportunity to bring registered guests for a nominal fee* to watch them participate in the event.

Application Requirements:

  • Limited to ACPA Certified Operators
  • Operator to provide a photo ID at onsite registration
  • Applicant and member company agree to photos and promotional use of applicant name, company name and photo

Application Fee: $100*
Competition is limited to 20 qualified participants

Guest Fees: 

  • 12 yrs and older: $50*
  • 5-11 yrs: $30*
  • Under 5 yrs: FREE*

Pump Rodeo Application

Fees include lunch & awards dinner. 



Sunday, September 18th
The workshop will offer instruction on how to effectively present the current ACPA Operator Safety Training Presentation (5.0) and how to properly administer the ACPA Certification Test.  

Qualifications include the following:


Level I: Authorized to administer the ACPA safety training and certification to their own company operators

Possess a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the concrete pumping industry, which can be fulfilled with any combination of the following:

  • Operating a concrete pump
  • Materially participating in the management of a concrete pumping company’s operations
  • Acting in the role as the ACPA Member’s designated Safety Director                     



Is either an ACPA Certified Operator, or effective January 01, 2022, has completed the ACPA Operator Safety Presentation Program (via a live seminar or ClickSafety)

Level II: Authorized to administer the ACPA Safety Training and Certification program to their own company operators and who would like to offer their services as a for-hire safety training and certification professional.   

  • Same qualifications for Level I PLUS
  • Assessed on their presentation skills and knowledge of content

Applicants do not necessarily need to be an expert on all aspects of the safety training material; however, they should be able to be a good communicator of the material content. Professional speaking experience is not required.

* Workshop fee includes:

  • Train the Trainer manual
  • Full 5.0 Operator Safety Presentation 
  • Applicable resource materials
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Full Registration to OSM

Pump Rodeo Application



All information on this schedule is subject to change - please check back often.


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Legacy Ballroom & Equipment Lot




Cotton Creek Equipment Lot
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Legacy Ballroom


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

ACPA Certification

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM


9:15 AM - 10:15 AM



10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


11:30AM - 12:30 PM

Legacy Ballroom

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM



1:30 PM - 1:45 PM


1:45 PM - 2:45 PM



2:45 PM - 3:00 PM BREAK
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

South Courtyard



Legacy Ballroom

Legacy Ballroom Cotton Creek
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Before heading home, enjoy a continental breakfast and converse with your fellow pumpers, manufacturers, and distributors on topics of special interest to you and your business. Got an early flight? Grab a coffee and pastry to go!

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM    


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM END



The Westin Westminster
10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
Hotel Website

Group Room Rate: $184/night* + applicable taxes and fees

Room Resverations: ACPA attendees may use the link below or call Marriott reservations at 888-236-2427 or 303-410-5000

Hotel Room Reservations for 2021 ACPA OSM Conference

*Note: The ACPA Room Block has closed but there may be possible availability. Please call Sue Schumacher at 614-431-5618 if you're unable to book a room for our events.


The property recently went under a $8.5 million full renovation that was completed in May 2018. Ideally positioned 15 minutes from both Denver and Boulder, The Westin Westminster provides convenient access to the 16th Street Mall and Pearl Street Mall, as well as abundant outdoor recreation afforded by the Rocky Mountains. The 1st Bank Center is located just two miles away. Rejuvenate at the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio and spa room or in the indoor heated pool. Kachina Southwestern Grill invites guests to indulge. Majestic Rocky Mountain and park views await in each of our 370 guest rooms. Find restorative sleep in a Westin Heavenly® Bed and refresh in a Heavenly® Bath with signature Westin bath amenities. High Speed Internet Access and iHome bluetooth sound systems keep you connected. 



The Future of Operator Safety Training and Certification
American Concrete Pumping Association

Did you know there are now THREE certification programs for concrete pump operators? In addition to ACPA, the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) recently launched independent certification programs that can offer concrete pumping companies an additional layer of risk protection. How will these programs integrate with the current ACPA safety training and certification program and is one of them a good fit for your organization?  

During this opening session, you’ll learn more about the new options for operator certification and recent changes to the ACPA safety training and certification program. In addition, you’ll learn more about an exciting NEW benefit for ACPA members that will revolutionize your approach to safety training and can help you streamline your compliance and training documentation.  

Speakers: Christi Collins & Kyle Rask
Guest speakers: Ammar Kavazovic – CCPO & Thom Sicklesteel - NCCCO

About: The American Concrete Pumping Association was founded in 1974 with the objectives to promote concrete pumping as the choice method of placing concrete, and to encourage and educate the concrete pumping industry on safe concrete pumping procedures.


Are We There Yet? Diesel Engine Emission Regulations
Autocar Truck

Heavy-duty diesel engine emission technology has dramatically evolved over the past several decades and continues to become more stringent in our near and not-too-distant future. How will these changes impact future diesel pump trucks? In this session, you’ll learn valuable insights from industry experts on what changes are in store for new­­­­­­­ trucks’ heavy-duty diesel engines and how to monitor your vehicle’s drivetrain health using current and future technology.

You’ll also receive an introduction to some of the capabilities of today’s on-board diagnostic and telematic systems that include:

  • What Information your new Autocar truck’s dash is capable of sharing over the internet and hand-held devices
  • New Smart Electrical System Faults, Smart Fuse, Always Up® information display and system capabilities
  • How to identify the difference(s) between California Air Resource Board (CARB) and U.S. EPA heavy-duty emissions certifications, what is included and where it’s required
  • An outline of future U.S. / Canada heavy-duty diesel emissions regulatory requirements in 2024, 2027, 2035 & 2040
  • Future U.S. EPA goals for new medium and heavy-duty zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) sales by state in 2030 and 2050

Other topics will include Cummins engine preventive maintenance schedules by model. On-line access to Autocar truck operator’s service manuals, bookstore, electric & pneumatic schematics, parts manual by model and VIN, factory chassis service & training.

Speaker: Glenn Pochocki

About: After 124 years of innovation, Autocar remains both the oldest vehicle nameplate in America and the only truck manufacturer dedicated to severe-duty vocational applications. And Autocar's history is just beginning, with new innovations and products being introduced every year. When you see an Autocar truck on the road, be sure to spot the iconic Autocar bow-tie logo still proudly displayed on the grille of every Autocar truck.


BOOM! Guidelines for Boom Pump Inspections
SCHWING America, Inc.

Regular boom inspections are key to ensuring that your equipment is maintained at optimal performance. An early detection of a minor fracture on the pump’s boom gives you the opportunity to make the necessary repair before it becomes a major expenditure or worse, causes a devastating accident.

In this session, SCHWING America will outline the importance of regular boom inspections, how to determine a qualified inspector and where to find one in your area. They will also introduce new guidelines in relation to structural and operational inspections, why the two are separate and how it benefits end users.

Finally, obtain a “sneak peak” of the new Vector II controller that will be available on all SCHWING boom pumps later this year. The Vector II system features a larger color screen, with enhanced troubleshooting screens written in plain English, not error codes. We will discuss the process for upgrading older Vector systems to Vector II and telematics integration.

Speakers: Scott Roisum, Vice President of Product Support – Boom Inspections & Tom Jaeger, Service Manager – Vector II

About: For over 45 years SCHWING America has been a worldwide designer, manufacturer and distributor of premium concrete production and handling equipment. Located in St. Paul, MN, SCHWING America has 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space. From close inspection of incoming materials to forming our products with the latest robotic welding techniques, SCHWING takes craftsmanship to the highest standards. Our state-of-the-art paint facility produces finished products you will be proud to put your name on. In addition, a vast inventory of parts on hand to keep your SCHWING product running at maximum efficiency.


Conveyor Maintenance and Ergo 3
Putzmeister America, Inc.

Two sessions in one!

First, Kevin Brost (Field Service and Conveyor Specialist), will outline how to perform a thorough daily inspection of your conveyor including belt tensioning and training, scraper inspection and adjustment, cable inspection and tensioning, roller and pulley inspection, as well as safe operation practices and proper belt speeds for various materials. Kevin will also highlight the most common maintenance areas that will help keep your machine working at its peak performance.

Next, Jon Carrier (Technical Training Manager) will present and contrast Putzmeister’s new Ergonic 3, and SANY’s SYMC operating systems.  Jon’s focus will be on highlights of both brands intuitive navigation, emergency operation strategies, control panel diagnostic / maintenance tools and radio remote functionality.  The simplicity of both systems basic operation, and the extra layers of Putzmeister’s Ergonic 3 functional security, will be made clear!

Speakers: Kevin Brost & Jon Carrier

About:  Putzmeister America is a global leader in concrete and material placing equipment and has a reputation for quality, durability and innovation that makes work easier for the concrete placing industry. PUTZMEISTER America is a member of the SANY Group and is committed to supporting its customers' success, excels in producing high quality concrete equipment used in even the most demanding construction applications, through innovative engineering, premiere manufacturing and optimum after-sales support. 

Putzmeister America, located in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, offers industry leading concrete pumps, Telebelt® conveyors, shotcrete technology, pipe technology and industrial technology.


Leveraging your Data
Rapid Apps

Learn how you can leverage your ERP Systems to maximize data consumption and gain higher-value insight into your organization’s operations. Rapid Apps will provide detailed tutorials on how to utilize customer, job site, and yardage data to better understand your business as a revenue source. You’ll also learn how to set up and track revenue potential among individual customers or groups that can provide a better view of your budget and goals. This session builds on Rapid Apps’ previous OSM session in San Antonio with more helpful tips on how and what information can be configured to easily track your business progress.

If you want to increase your profitability and gain the edge amongst your competition, leveraging your data will afford you the ability to make more meaningful and precise decisions about your business’ operations.

Speaker: Matthew Bullis

About: Rapid Applications Group (Rapid Apps) is the leading provider of software and GPS telematics solutions for the Concrete Pumping industry with customers covering most of North America. Rapid ERP Systems (Pump Magic) is used to dispatch and manage more concrete pumping jobs in US & Canada than all other solutions combined.


Keep on Truckin’
Mack Trucks

Increasingly stringent diesel engine exhaust emission regulations have played havoc with maintenance on concrete pump trucks over the years. In this session, you’ll learn valuable tips from industry experts Rick Keen, Ray Hasting, and Matt Gross that can help you greatly reduce costly repairs and avoid unnecessary downtime. Some of the points covered include:

  • Recommended maintenance schedules with type of oils / filters required to meet emissions requirements
  • Air systems maintenance – an important part of the regen process to ensure less downtime from “check engine” lights and derating trucks.
  • Properly greasing and adjusting the clutch that can prolong the life of the clutch in this harsh environment
  • Proper air pressure recommendations and tire ratings specifically for concrete pump trucks
  • Life cycle recommendations and ratings for Mack engines and parts

Other items on overall maintenance will be discussed.  As well, you’ll get their insight into what may be in store for the future, including Mack’s plans for tailoring their products and strategy to align with the industry’s needs.

Speakers: Ray Hasting, Rick Keen & Matt Gross

About: Founded in 1900, Mack trucks are sold and serviced in nearly 30 countries worldwide. They are one of North America’s largest manufacturers of medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, proprietary engines and transmissions. Mack is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel, natural gas and electric trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial engines.


Key Strategies for Selecting and Maintaining System
Construction Forms

Could you be burning up profit by not using the most efficient and economical pipeline on your pumping jobs? Not using the proper system can lead to excessive wear and tear on your pipeline, hoses and accessories; not to mention, it may not be the safest or most economical choice when it comes to labor and cost of materials.

Construction Forms, one of the leading manufacturers of concrete placing pipe and accessories, will discuss key strategies for selection and maintenance of your pipeline and system.

Topics to include:

  • How to choose the proper pipeline – heat treated vs non-heat treated
    • Boom
    • Trailers
  • How to measure pipe and bends for wear
    • Twin wall
    • Single wall
  • High-pressure pumping and pumping long distances
    • Pipeline selection
    • Proper planning
    • Layout designs
  • Securing the pipeline
    • Boom
    • Lay-down line
    • Thrust blocks

Learn from the experts on how to choose the most efficient pipeline, including a special emphasis on high rise-high pressure pumping, and make your next project safer and more profitable!

Speaker: Michael Cetnar

About: For over 50 years, Construction Forms, Inc. has been a leader in the development and manufacturing of concrete pumping systems and accessories. The company was founded in 1969, with the goal of engineering and producing a complete line of concrete pumping systems and accessories for the rapidly growing concrete pumping market. As pump manufacturers improved the performance and reliability of pump trucks, a small group of entrepreneurs came together in Cedarburg, Wisconsin to found Construction Forms, Inc. (Con Forms). The team quickly set out to refine delivery and placing systems used to convey concrete from the pump to the point of placement. The company addressed the needs of standard pouring applications as well as more specialized applications, such as high-rises, tunnels, bridges, and large deck pours.

A dedication to excellence in product performance and customer service has positioned Construction Forms as an industry leader in the U.S. and around the world. 


Eliminate Potential Problems on the Job - Daily Inspections are Key!
DY Concrete Pumps

Expert technicians from DY Concrete Pumps, Inc. will instruct you on how to perform a thorough inspection of your unit and what to look for that will help you avoid potential problems. Areas covered include pre-trip and key safety components including the chassis, pump cell and placing boom.

In addition, you’ll also learn about some of the special features of the DY OSS (Operate-Single-Side, or Safe Angle System) and the advantages of DY’s revolutionary 360 degree continuous-swing turret.

No matter what brand of pump you own, daily inspections before, during and after operating the unit is not only critical to the operation of your pump and chassis, it’s also one of the best cost-savings measures for identifying an issue that can be rectified before it becomes a major expense.

Speaker: Darcy Feihle

About: DY Concrete Pumps was established in 1992. In the beginning, like any venture, there were certainly some challenges. However, determined to succeed, DY preserved and has earned a reputation of producing high quality concrete pumps in Korea for over 20 years. With a strong market share in the North American market, DY Concrete Pumps prides itself on providing our customers with competitively priced concrete pumps, while still keeping the highest quality of standards.


Revolutionary Approach to Tracking Maintenance
CPE America, Inc.

Keeping track of your concrete pump’s pre- and post-trip inspections and maintenance records just got easier! In this session, CPE America will demonstrate the advantages of using their revolutionary Concrete Pump Logbook App to electronically track and record your equipment’s service and repairs for each machine in your fleet – no matter what brand you own. No more paper to file; all the data is stored on your tablet and can be backed up to your hard drive.  

A well-maintained and operational fleet is key to your daily success and customer service. The ability to track the components of your equipment and recall data for each of your machines electronically will help minimize maintenance issues and costly repairs making way for improved customer service, a safer job site and increased profitability.

CPE will also give an overview of the safety and technical highlights built into the Zoomlion brand of concrete pump. Features that will help your company be more productive and better yet, safer on the job. 

Speaker: Wayne Allen

About: CPE America was founded by CPE Australia.  For over 20 years CPE has been a leader in the concrete pumping industry.  CPE Australia has brought to its American branch the strong safety practices that are required in Australia.  The company was founded with the goal of adding a strong and reliable concrete pump, and safety programs to the industry.  An Engineer as his first profession, Sebastian Falzon, the owner of CPE, began his career in the pumping industry as an Operator in Australia.  Like many of us, concrete pumping became a part of his life.  15 years later he set out to bring his passion of pumping, safety, and innovative practices to America.  CPE America has training programs, and most recently, the Concrete Pump Logbook to help the day-to-day operations of everyday pumpers be more efficient and cost effective.

A dedication to excellence, safety and customer service is the key to the positive impact CPE America has had in the concrete pumping industry globally.


Maintaining a Road-Ready Fleet
Alliance Concrete Pumps

Are you frustrated at the amount of time it can take to get parts? Supply chain delays are affecting most aspects of our life; some we can live with, but others create unnecessary downtime and exorbitant shipping fees.

Maintaining a road-ready fleet is critical in giving you the most uptime and maximizing your utilization. To accomplish this, the key is having an array of support and parts readily available.  During this session, you’ll learn how to anticipate what you may need and what parts are the most crucial to have on hand.

Topics include:

  • How to anticipate and pre-plan purchases of your pump accessories and parts maintenance to avoid delays
  • What emergency pump parts you should stock in your inventory
  • Understanding the intervals over the life of a pump when some of the most expensive parts can fail so you can plan ahead on how soon and what you should keep in stock
  • Critical chassis parts and/or software you should stock to avoid those long lines at your dealership
  • How to check wear-life on certain parts to avoid a total failure on the job

Trying to maintain your fleet and predict supply chain issues can be a challenge. Learn valuable tips from the experts at Alliance Concrete Pumps that can help you avoid delays and keep your equipment running at its utmost performance.   

Speakers: Scott Zeilstra, Director Parts and Service

About: Alliance Concrete Pumps is a value-added manufacturer of truck mounted concrete boom pumps and serves all markets throughout Canada and the United States. Our focus on customer driven product innovation results in a unique blend of high quality, simply reliable, and yet affordable products. We build trusting relationships with our customers and suppliers by exceeding their expectations and delivering maximum return on investment during the product life cycle.


Telematics Can Change Our World
Joe Sostaric

Most jobs go fine, but when something goes wrong in the pumping business, it goes wrong in a major way.  Rejected concrete is expensive.  Compensation for downtime for a crew is expensive. Replacing boom pipe and cylinders in a concrete pump is VERY expensive.  In our business, when a mistake occurs it costs us a significant amount of money and, more importantly, a significant amount of time.

What if we could somehow be alerted that there was a problem on the job site and get it remedied before it led to a much bigger issue?  Telematics from the truck and pump can do just that.

Getting real-time data could avoid problems such as:

  • An operator running out of fuel or DEF during a pour
  • Truck needing to regen in the middle of a large pour or needing to stop and regen on the way to a job site
  • Operator not knowing that a warning light on the dashboard requires immediate attention and so ignores it, causing the pump to go down
  • Operator with unsafe driving habits that need to be addressed
  • Assuming that a pump job is on schedule only to find out the project is way behind schedule, causing the operator to run out of hours or not be able to cover a second job
  • Operator pumping too hard before the pump is warmed up, causing the hydraulic pumps to cavitate
  • Mechanic misdiagnosing a problem with a pump on the job site because the operator relayed faulty information, causing a concrete pour to be canceled
  • Issues with a poor concrete mix, causing excessive pump pressures and the pump to overheat
  • Improper setup by an operator because the outriggers were not fully extended

In this session, you’ll learn about the benefits of getting accurate real-time information from the telematics of your pumps and truck that when used properly, can detect problems earlier and allow quantifiable data that can be used to assist the operator in performing all work correctly and safely. 

Speaker: Joe Sostaric

About:  Joe Sostaric is currently retired from the Conco Companies and Conco Pumping where he was their Corporate Vice-President and managed the company’s pumping operations as well as additional responsibilities designed to improve the company’s overall performance. Joe spent 20-plus years in the ready mixed business with his final position as Vice President & General Manager for CEMEX’s Northern California ready mixed division.  Joe holds an accounting degree from Youngstown State University and an MBA from Cal State University – East Bay.


Mergers and Acquisitions
Argand Partners

Thinking of selling your business? Congratulations!  You’ve worked hard to build your concrete pumping company and now you’re ready to enjoy the rewards of your time and investment. But selling your business is a big deal and you only sell your business once.

Are you ready to expand but don’t know what to look for when acquiring or merging with another company?  This session can help you understand the evaluation process so you can make the right choice to ensure it’s a good fit for your business and one that will deliver a solid ROI.

Whether a sale is imminent or further in the future, or whether you may be thinking of expanding, it is helpful to know what goes into the process of buying and selling a company so you can be better prepared. In this session we’ll take you through the key steps sellers should take leading up to their sale to make their businesses as attractive as possible to prospective buyers and what buyers should look for in prospective acquisitions.

Speaker: Charlie Burns, Principal of Argand Partners

About: Argand is a specialist private investment partnership founded in 2015. We focus on acquiring controlling interests in market-leading advanced manufacturing and business services companies headquartered in North America and Europe. We currently have approximately $685 million in capital under management.

Our companies have a strong U.S. nexus (headquarters, significant operations, primary growth market, or majority of revenue) and often significant global operations or expansion opportunities.


Exposed! Mitigation Strategies for Managing Your Risk
NBIS and Valdez & Trevino Attorneys at Law, PC

Owning and managing a concrete pumping business has its rewards, but it also comes with a significant amount of risk that can cost you thousands of dollars including litigation costs as well as increases in future insurance premiums. In this session you’ll learn practical strategies and legal guidelines that will allow you to operate your business safely with less fear of liability.

Speakers: Kyle Rask, NBIS & “JJ”  Trevino, Jr., Valdez & Trevino Attorneys at Law, PC

About Kyle: In his role as the Program Manager for Concrete Pumping, Kyle adds another perspective to the NBIS team of Experts with over 17 years of experience in concrete pumping operations, safety/regulatory management, leadership and product development.  He is an active member of the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) serving on several committees and is a current member of the ASME B30.27 Subcommittee. In addition, Kyle serves on the Concrete Pump Operator Certification committee under the National Council for the Certification of Cranes (NCCCO) and as a council member of the Canadian Concrete Pump Operator Certification program (CCPO) under the British Columbia Safety Alliance.

About JJ: Jose "JJ" Trevino, Jr. is a trial lawyer who has practiced exclusively in civil defense litigation since his admission to the Texas Bar in 2005. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and received his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Treviño has litigated a wide range of matters in venues ranging from the Rio Grande Valley to El Paso, Texas and central and southern New Mexico. Mr. Trevino concentrates his practice in the development and trial of the following cases:

  • Serious and Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • First Party Insurance (Bad-Faith); and
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice

Mr. Trevino was born in McAllen, Texas and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and enjoys handling matters in those venues as well as other venues along the Texas-Mexico border. 


Train the Trainer Workshop
American Concrete Pumping Association

Become an ACPA Authorized Training Administrator (ATA) and learn how to effectively administer the current ACPA Operator Safety Training Presentation (5.0) and how to properly proctor the ACPA Certification Test to your operators.

During the workshop, the instructor will give a general overview of each section of the ACPA 5.0 Operator Safety Training Presentation outlining important talking points as well as discussion topics on critical safety guidelines. A thorough step-by-step instruction will demonstrate the proper procedures for administering the ACPA Certification Test. In addition, you’ll receive helpful tips for creating an optimum learning environment along with rules and responsibilities for maintaining the integrity of the training and testing program.

Individuals completing the workshop and passing the ACPA Certification Test will receive designation of an ACPA ATA – Level I.

Following the Level I portion of the workshop, interested persons in becoming an ATA Level II (for-hire ACPA presenters) will be assessed on the basic presentation skills and knowledge of the safety material content.

Individuals earning ACPA Level II designation will become eligible as a for-hire safety training and certification administrator of the ACPA.

Workshop includes:

  • ACPA Train the Trainer Manual
  • 5.0 Operator Safety Power Point Presentation
  • Applicable resource materials

Speakers: Les Ainsworth & Christi Collins

About: The American Concrete Pumping Association was founded in 1974 with the objectives to promote concrete pumping as the choice method of placing concrete, and to encourage and educate the concrete pumping industry on safe concrete pumping procedures.



For available opportunities, please contact Sue Schumacher by email or by phone at 614-431-5618.





  • Complimentary On-Site Parking
  • Valet - $15/day

Questions regarding this event should be directed to the ACPA National Office at 614-431-5618.