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Custom Concrete Makes Promotion

Jason Ells has been promoted to executive director of operations at Westfield, Indiana, based Custom Concrete. Ells, who launched his career in 1998 at Custom Concrete as a Quality Control Tech, will oversee the sales force and production departments, establishing processes that produce both quality and efficiency. He will also continue to work closely with customers to ensure the individualized attention they expect from […]

Garland Industries Acquires DryDog Barriers, Expands Line of Waterproofing Products

Garland Industries, Inc. recently acquired DryDog Barriers, LLC, a manufacturer of waterproofing products and related accessories for the residential and commercial marketplace, expanding its line of high-performance, below-grade waterproofing solutions for the building envelope. The DryDog line of products and services will be integrated into GMX, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Garland Industries and a leading manufacturer of waterproofing solutions […]

2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference Co-Sponsorship Agreement

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) are co-sponsoring the upcoming 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference scheduled for May 6-8, 2013 in San Francisco at the Hotel Sofitel. The Conference is designed to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge, and tools to build the future of concrete construction as it relates […]

Cost Reduction Technology’s Solution to Musculoskeletal Disorder Injuries in the Construction Industry

Editor’s note: The information contained in this article is a demonstration of the efforts the CFA is putting forward toward the development of a revolutionary risk management program to assist companies in qualifying for and taking the greatest advantage of the Insurance Captive forming for this industry. After a successful introduction to this company during the 2006 CFA Annual Convention in Wisconsin, CRT has continued to strengthen their network and […]

Robotic Systems for Layout — A Consultant’s View

It has been a while since any of us have even wanted to think about investing in more layout equipment or upgrading the current systems. Here are just a few ideas on the subject and things that you may want to consider: 1st…Relax, you did it right the first time Chances are your existing system (Geodimeter/Trimble 5600 systems or […]

Content You Bring to the Market: What CFA Members Write About

The following discussion is an excerpt taken from a CFA Member newsletter. CFA members are becoming aggressive to their markets and supplying their customers with education and information to better inform them of the expertise that resides in their service. Marketing your company today needs to be about a lot more than just building the […]

CFA WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS… ANOTHER GENERATION

Without a doubt, one of the most exciting aspects of remaining connected to a powerful industry organization is the evidence of evolution and the perspective that it brings to your business. Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” Certainly one can adamantly support this for the goals and challenges of an Association […]

Meeting the Challenge of Change

Dear CFA Friends, I hope 2013 brings happiness and prosperity for you all. For me, the transition from 2012 to the New Year means change. I find myself looking optimistically to the new horizon but keeping a reflecting eye on the rear view mirror. In 2012, our company celebrated the retirement of three key employees that have been with us for two, three, and […]

Member Exchange Networks (M.E.N.)

It has been nearly 1-1/2 years since the formation of the first CFA Member Exchange Network (M.E.N.) group. Representatives from CFA member companies in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Illinois met in Waterloo to exchange information about how their companies operate, their challenges, their solutions, and the state of the industry. Since then they have met two more times and the date […]

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