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Thank You for an Energized 2014 CFA Convention!

THANK YOU FOR AN ENERGIZED 2014 CFA CONVENTION! The Largest Gathering of Foundation Contractors   Enjoy this recap of the 2014 CFA Summer Convention held July 31 – August 2 in Sandusky, Ohio What Our Attendees Had To Say…We wanted to say thank you for the well organized, fun and educational summer meeting.  Our family […]

Introducing Your New Leaders

TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK WITH ANY CFA BOARD MEMBER AND YOU WILL QUICKLY FIND OUT THAT WHILE THE INVESTMENT OF TIME AND MONEY CAN BE SIGNIFICANT THE THREE-YEAR TERM, THE VALUE THEY RECEIVE IS FAR GREATER THAN ANYTHING THEY COULD POSSIBLY INVEST. MIKE REED of Reed Concrete in Ephrata, PA; MARY WILSON of Michel Concrete in Springfield, IL […]

CFA Honors Founding Members During Convention

Thank You for Four Decades of Vision and Leadership! FOUNDING MEMBERS HONORED AT THE 2014 SUMMER CONVENTION Founding Members who attended the 2014 CFA Summer Convention were honored for their longstanding commitment to the Association and our industry. Pictured above from upper left, the six founding members who were present or represented at the event are […]

OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Industry News OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule extending the deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule* published Aug. 9, 2010 by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The rule also […]

Identify Your Employees by the Theory of 21

“FOR EVERY PERSON WHO WILL SAY YES, THERE ARE TWENTY WHO WILL SAY NO. FOR A POSITIVE RESPONSE YOU MUST FIND THE TWENTY-FIRST PERSON.” – THE THEORY OF 21 by Chuck Reaves The CEO of an electronics company had an idea. He was a solid business person but was not as well-versed in electronics as […]

40 Is The New 30!

So what does it look like for an association to turn the calendar to its 41st year? This is a particularly poignant question one might ask in an industry that is as pressing and full of hard work as that of the concrete industry.  But what of the people, the places and the technologies found […]

Sauter to be Honored During World of Concrete

Ed Sauter will retire as Executive Director of the CFA at the end of 2014.  World of Concrete will officially celebrate his legacy after 22 years of service. 1993 – ED SAUTER BECAME THE FIFTH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE CONCRETE FOUNDATION ASSOCIATION and began expanding the benefits of membership as well as increasing the Association’s […]

Letter from the Director: We’ve Learned Our Lessons – and Now We Are Stronger

This month’s letter from the CFA Executive Director: We’ve Learned Our Lessons – and Now We are Stronger Another winter is on its way but otherwise things are heating up in the residential concrete industry. Growth is slower than we would like to see but the trend is there. Credit is tighter (as it should […]

Letter from the President: Learning from One Another…Being Friends

This month’s letter from the CFA Board President: Learning From One Another…Being Friends David Martinson Martinson Construction davem@martinsonconstruction.com   It gives me great pleasure to write to you as your president. As a third generation concrete contractor and a member since 1993, I have experienced first-hand what the Concrete Foundation Association has to offer. It was […]

CFA Continues Popular Hotline for Members

CFA Continues Popular Hotline for Members Email hotline offers active CFA members convenient access to a wealth of information resources and experience. Access to technical information and solutions has never been easier. CFA members continue to have access to three levels of support for project, material and system questions. A technical staff member is available […]

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