CFA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: What Comes Around Goes Around

ASK MOST ANY CONCRETE CONTRACTOR FOUND IN TODAY’S CAST- IN-PLACE CONCRETE INDUSTRY AND HE/SHE WILL TELL YOU THAT THEIR BUSINESS IS A GENERATIONAL AFFAIR…AFTER ALL, CONCRETE DOES GET IN YOUR BLOOD AND ONCE THERE, IT NEVER LEAVES. Ask most any concrete contractor found in today’s cast-in-place concrete industry and he/she will tell you that their […]

Concrete Reinforcement Changing

THIS ARTICLE RECOUNTS THE PROCESS CONDUCTED BY ABI CORPORATION, STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2103, TO INTERNALLY VALIDATE THE MERITS OF USING HELIX MICRO REBAR IN PLACE OF REBAR IN BASEMENT FOUNDATIONS WITH THE GOAL OF REDUCING LABOR. The requirements to pass the test were simple: the process must save labor and the quality of the finished […]

It’s A New Dawn, It’s A New Day…

Turning the calendar to 2015 has ushered in a great deal of excitement and anticipation here at CFA headquarters. First of all, I recognize that those of you reading this are in one of two camps; the many knowledgeable individuals working for CFA members that have relied on Ed Sauter for a great many years; […]

How Do We Stack Up?

If your company is like mine, right now you see everything turning up. The weather is turning and the forecast for Spring is starting to look real. We see jobs breaking and more pushing toward our involvement. Better yet, we know the struggles that have been faced over the last four months are all but […]

A Day in the Life of a Leader

CFA Professional Awards CFA RECOGNIZES MARY WILSON OF MICHEL CONCRETE WITH M.V.P. AWARD Sonny Newman, president of contract manufacturer EE Technologies was quoted in Business News Daily in defining leadership as “influencing others by your character, humility, and example. It is recognizable when others follow in word and deed without obligation or coercion.” This quote is […]

The CFA Projects of the Year Competition

EACH YEAR, PROFESSIONALS IN THE CONCRETE INDUSTRY THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE CFA SUBMIT PROJECTS OF VARYING SIZE, SCOPE AND CHALLENGE FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO BE CONSIDERED AS A PROJECT OF THE YEAR. MULTIPLE CATEGORIES OFFER RECOGNITION FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ANY SIZE AS WELL AS TYPE OF PROJECT. This year, ten projects […]

CFA Members Exhibiting at WOC 2015

The Concrete Foundations Association is a co-sponsor for the World of Concrete.  We are also an information and network hub for a vast amount of education and information available in seminars and throughout the show floor.  Interested attendees can register at the lowest attendance rates for WOC through the CFA and our unique link of […]

Cold Weather Slab Testing

EARLIER THIS YEAR, A CONTRACTOR AND A TEAM OF MANUFACTURERS AND INDIVIDUALS, PERFORMED A SERIES OF COLD WEATHER TESTS ON 15 DIFFERENT PANELS TO REPLICATE 15 DIFFERENT FIELD CONDITIONS. HERE ARE THEIR PRELIMINARY FINDINGS. As seen in  Earlier this year, a contractor and a team of manufacturers and individuals, performed a series of cold weather tests […]

Reflection & Farewell

This month’s letter from the CFA Executive Director: Reflection & Farewell It has been nearly twenty-two years since I took the helm of the Concrete Foundations Association at the suggestion of Larry Clark. We now live in a different world. The country, the industry, and the Association have undergone great change in that period. We […]

Letter from the President: What My Toolbox Looks Like…

This month’s letter from the CFA Board President: What My Toolbox Looks Like David Martinson Martinson Construction davem@martinsonconstruction.com   If your company is like mine, the start of the new year, while certainly not a surprise, brings forward a list of what we didn’t get accomplished last year compared to what we did manage to achieve. […]

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