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Thank You for an Energized 2014 CFA Convention!


The Largest Gathering of Foundation Contractors

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Enjoy this recap of the 2014 CFA Summer Convention held July 31 – August 2 in Sandusky, Ohio


Annual award recognitions were part of the opening night gala. Executive Director, Ed Sauter presents the Most Valuable Player Award to Mary Wilson of Michel Concrete.


Setting the tone and energy for the event, The Wannabees, a Cleveland-based rock band was featured during the gala opening.


Speed networking, the traditional high-energy opening of the second day of education, stimulates instant new connections and brings together old acquaintances.


This year’s event combined social, education and technology into one great space. You were never very far from the next idea.


What is a Convention without great food? Friends of the CFA don’t know. Kalahari Resort provided a tremendous menu the duration of the event.


Every moment at Convention is filled with an opportunity to network, challenge and learn from one another.


The signature on the event this year was World of Concrete brought to the CFA. The ballroom was taken over by three concrete pumps, two boom trucks, a ground heater and many more examples of the latest product and equipment technology.

What Our Attendees Had To Say…We wanted to say thank you for the well organized, fun and educational summer meeting.  Our family certainly enjoyed it and I thought the quantity and quality of the exhibitors along with the large attendance made this a great event. Thanks to you and your staff. – Contractor

It was great meeting you and the members of the CFA this past weekend at Convention. Every speaker you had was extremely informative and spoke about topics that will certainly help our business grow.  Being fresh out of college and with not a lot of experience, I learned a great amount from speaking with other contractors and listening to what they had to say about current issues and solutions. – Contractor

Great conference! – Contractor

Thanks again for a terrific summer meeting. You and your staff did a great job in putting this together. The speakers were very informative and I certainly look forward to implementing a few things that I learned. – Contractor

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work you put in to make this years CFA a great success.  I look forward to next year in Virginia.  I have to admit I thought this event was better than the World of Concrete.  I have never been able to meet as many key people as I did at this event and have more of a personal one on one conversations with the same people for three days.  The people I met came to this meeting for a purpose and not just for a beer and to party.  Not only did I get to see our current customers that came from across the US that were there, but also got to know a lot of new potential customers.  I met and talked with my competition and they, as well as me, were never threatened in any way because we were competitors. – Manufacturer

This week was fantastic! I’m looking forward to more. Let me know how I can help and be more involved. – Contractor

I want to recognize Ed and you for putting together a good conference with relevant topics that generated good discussions, sharing ideas and with good networking opportunities. – Contractor

Thanks for a great convention.  You can tell that a great deal of effort and time goes into these events.  They are top notch. – Contractor

Thank you for creating an amazing Annual Convention!  It was the best I’ve ever seen.  It was the perfect venue, layout, and attendance for a 40th anniversary celebration. It was really neat to have the pump booms overhead, and all exhibitors and activities in one space.  Thanks for all of your hard work that’s required to pull off such a big event.  You did a great job!  One of my favorite parts of the whole weekend was the 40th Anniversary Slideshow that Ed presented.  That was very interesting and enjoyable. The attendance was fantastic.  It truly lived up to being “The largest gathering of foundation contractors.” – Contractor

Convention 2014 was sponsored by these great companies:

Irving EquipmentPM_4C Horizonal YELLOWBLACKSchwing

Save the date for 2015!  July 22-25 at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA

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