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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. […]

OSHA UPDATE: NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS STARTED JANUARY 1ST

As of January 1, 2015, there is a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers are now required to report all work related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident. […]

Beating the Boomer Bust

YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE FACTORS THAT CREATE THE MOST COMPETITIVE SELLING ENVIRONMENT IN HISTORY. UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE IS A CRITICAL FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS. By John F. Dini More than 60% of US business owners are over 50 years old, and many of them are looking toward retirement and the process […]

Setting A New Standard for Leadership

CFA Professional Awards CFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS BESTOWS THEIR HIGHEST HONOR ON DOUG STAEBLER OF CUSTOM CONCRETE, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. The Robert D. Sawyer Award is named for the CFA’s first Executive Director, whose commitment and diligence wove together a vital network of information, experience and togetherness that has perpetuated to shape the future of this industry. […]

Perseverance in the Face of Adversity

CFA Professional Awards CFA RECOGNIZES TIM PARRISH, FORMERLY OF CORNERSTONE FOUNDATIONS AND NOW CFI ENTERPRISES, AS CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR The most frequently awarded recognition for individuals from the CFA is the Contractor of the Year award. This recognizes the contributions of a poured wall contractor to the industry and often evidences the excessive efforts […]

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