Industry News

Cemstone Names Lars Anderson as QA/QC Manager

Cemstone, an Upper Midwest leader in ready mixed, engineered and architectural concrete, as well as aggregates, announced that Lars Anderson has joined the company as quality assurance/quality control manager. Anderson brings to Cemstone an impressive background in the quality field of the concrete and cement industry.

“We are excited to have Lars join the Cemstone team,” said Thor Becken, Cemstone president. “The breadth of his experience in the concrete and cement business, as well as his leadership ability, are valuable assets that will contribute to his success at Cemstone.”

Putzmeister America, Inc. Promotes Alfonso Roa to Regional Sales Manager in Latin America

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the promotion of Alfonso Roa to regional sales manager in Lat i n America. He will be responsible for managing the sale of new and used Putzmeister, Allentown Shotcrete Technology and Putzmeister Mortar Machine equipment sales in Mexico, Central America, Venezuela and Colombia.

New DVD Fulfills ACPA Safety Training Requirements

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.

Seeking Qualified Candidates

The ACPA is currently seeking qualified individuals to run for the position of ACPA Regional Board Member.

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. But even though California may be many miles away, their programs are still viewed by some states as the “model” upon which to build their own regulatory programs, and these could directly affect owners of concrete pumps nationwide.

ACPA Video Shows That the Future of Concrete Construction Is Concrete Pumping

A new video produced by the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) is now available for members to use as a promotional tool. The video titled “Concrete Pumping–The Future of Concrete Construction” uses high-definition video to show the economic, environmental, safety and productivity benefits of today’s concrete pumps. The ten minute presentation utilizes current projects with modern equipment to illustrate the value of concrete pumping.

ACPA Membership Directory to Include New Feature for Members

The upcoming 2011-2012 ACPA Membership Directory will contain a new feature section, Professional Resources, which will allow ACPA members greater access to ACPA member services such as accounting, appraisals, boom inspections, insurance, financing, new and used equipment, accessories and other related concrete pumping interests.

Revamped ?Why Pump Concrete?? Brochure Outlines the Benefits of Concrete Pumping

An updated version of the ACPA brochure “Why Pump Concrete” has now been added to the ACPA’s educational and promotional library of materials and is available to its membership.

Featuring some of the latest and the most innovative pumping equipment in the marketplace, the brochure details the benefits and multitude of placing options available to meet the needs of today’s concrete construction projects.

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:

ACPA Operator Safety Seminars

"Although the new ACPA Operator Safety Presentation Program DVD is a great alternative to attending a live presentation since it affords easier access to safety training, it still cannot capture the interaction benefit of attending a live safety seminar,” says executive director Christi Collins. “Operators are able to relate with the speaker as well as share their real-life experiences with other operators and there is the opportunity to ask pertinent questions that are not addressed in the recorded program.

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