Industry News

Construction Forms to Offer Genuine Schwing Parts in Southern California

Construction Forms, Inc. is pleased to announce it is now a stocking parts distributor in the southern California marketplace for Schwing America. Con Forms is stocking a complete line of parts and accessories for all models of pumps manufactured by Schwing. Owners of concrete pumping equipment in southern California are welcome to stop in at: Con Forms–Gardena, 1600 West 139th Street, Gardena, California 90249. You may also contact our branch manager, Rick Hahn, at (800) 553-6656.

Concrete Industry Management Program Holds Record-Breaking Auction at World of Concrete

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program–a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year bachelor of science degree in concrete industry management–raised more than $617,750 in gross revenue at its seventh annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, January 25.

Decorative Concrete Council Announces Award Winners

The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, Missouri, has announced the winners of its fourth annual decorative concrete awards competition. The winners were recognized at a ceremony at the World of Concrete, Las Vegas, on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

The winners are:

Cast-In-Place Stamped, Over 5000 SF, 1st Place, Hyde Concrete, Annapolis, Maryland for Robinson Nature Center

Cast-In-Place Stamped, Under 5000 SF, 1st Place, Greystone Masonry, Stafford, Virginia for Hidden Oasis

Putzmeister Introduces New Technology, Equipment at 2012 World of Concrete Show

Putzmeister America, Inc. showcased several new engineering advancements at the World of Concrete trade show held in January in Las Vegas, including the unveiling of the brand new 42Z-meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump, introduction of the semi-trailer mounted Telebelt® TBS 130 and upgrades to the 40Z-meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump.

TCA Elects New Board of Directors, Doncaster Elected President

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method, has announced the election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2012 year.

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.