Industry News

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.

ACPA Joins "I Make America" Campaign

?Until Congress and the Administration agree to make America's farmers and manufacturers a national priority by passing free trade agreements and investing in critical infrastructure?both proven drivers of economic growth?unemployment will remain unacceptably high and our economy will continue to stagnate.? ?Dennis Slater, AEM President, June 3, 2011

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 Elects 2011 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) held its Executive Board election immediately following the ACPA annual membership meeting, January 18, 2011.

Elected were: Carl Walker, Central Concrete Pumping, Ft. Worth, Texas, president; Beth Langhauser, Midwest Ltd., Rock Island, Illinois, vice-president; Matt Kaminsky, ACI Concrete Placement, Spring Hill, Kansas, secretary; and Scott Savage, Savage Concrete Pumping, Greensboro, North Carolina, treasurer.

Executive board members are elected annually to serve a one-year term.

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