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    New Schwing S 38 SX Has Unique 5-Section Boom

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    November 10, 2016 (New Brighton, MN) – The new S 38 SX from Schwing combines a tight (22’ 10”) front outrigger spread with a lightweight (Federal Bridge Legal) design and a five-section boom with more articulation than any other boom style.  The new model is available in a three-axle configuration with cab-over truck or as a […]

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    IRVING EQUIPMENT LLC ANNOUNCED AS EXCLUSIVE ATLAS GMBH CRANE IMPORTER AND PRIMARY DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    September 15, 2016–Irving Equipment, LLC, located in Tiffin, OH USA, is pleased to announce their recent contractual agreement with Atlas GmbH of Germany, and is now the exclusive importer and primary distributor for Atlas Cranes in the U.S. market. All products will be sold through authorized Atlas representatives. This deal will allow for full distribution […]

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    Controlling the Costs Surrounding Worker Place Injury is in Your Hands

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    …you should consider that all injuries take a toll on your company. When considering work place injuries, you should examine your pre-accident and post-accident planning. A new client recently told me during one of our first meetings, “Every day is risk”. That same new client two months later grieves over a fatality on their job […]

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    CFA Project Of The Year – Coming Out On Top

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    The 2016 Project of the Year Awards…continued excellence in the field of cast-in-place concrete. CFA’s Project of the Year Elevate Craftsmanship Each winter, the Concrete Foundations Association opens a competition to its membership for a broad spectrum of cast-in-place concrete projects. These projects evidence the skill, quality, craftsmanship and at times creativity of today’s cast-in-place […]

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  • CFA Companies Making Important Moves

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Two new states are now served by concrete professionals that have achieved the status of Certified Residential Foundation Company, Indiana and Utah. Custom Concrete Company, Inc. of Westfield, Ind. and Solid Concrete Walls, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah. CFA Convention is appropriately positioned near the start of the next fiscal year for the CFA. […]

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Magazine Issues

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Jan
9

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 […]

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WOC2015
Jan
9

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 […]

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ColdWeatherSlabFeat
Jan
9

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 […]

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Jan
9

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 […]

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Jan
9

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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Jan
9

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. […]

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Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)
Oct
5

Dr. David McDonald Retained as New President and Chief Executive Officer of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

(SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — October 5, 2015) The Executive Committee of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has appointed David McDonald, Ph.D., PE, F.ACI as the 11th President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute effective immediately. Dr. McDonald will continue to oversee daily operations as well as directing future progress of the Institute as he has for the past three […]

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nox-crete.com
Sep
9

Nox-Crete Hires Seasoned Sales Manager for Great Plains Region

This press release published on behalf of an active CFA National Associate member.   Nox-Crete Hires Seasoned Sales Manager for Great Plains Region   OMAHA, NEB.−Sept. 9, 2015—Todd Harris is bringing his 22 years of experience in the building and contractor supply industry to Nox-Crete Products Group as its Great Plains regional sales manager. He […]

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Aug
3

Out of Plumb May Not Mean Damaged and Unsafe

As published in Concrete Contractor Magazine. Question: The foundation for my new home has one wall showing two vertical cracks and the top of the wall is not even with the base of the wall.  I’m concerned the backfilling has pushed the wall in and the building inspector wants an engineer to certify the wall […]

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Jul
30

Putzmeister America, Inc. Opens New Facility in Houston to Better Serve Southern U.S. Market

Putzmeister America, Inc. Opens New Facility in Houston to Better Serve Southern U.S. Market   STURTEVANT, WIS. (July 1, 2015) – Putzmeister America, Inc. (Putzmeister) has announced the opening of its Houston, Texas location, a 41,400-square foot (3,846-m2) facility opened in March 2015 on 6 acres (2.3 ha) of property. The operations based here include […]

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Jul
30

Putzmeister America, Inc. Welcomes Peter Mendel as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Putzmeister America, Inc. Welcomes Peter Mendel as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer STURTEVANT, WIS. (July 1, 2015) – Putzmeister America, Inc. (Putzmeister) has announced the addition of Peter Mendel as Putzmeister’s senior vice president and chief operating officer. Mendel will be responsible for Putzmeister’s operational activities, which include Putzmeister America and its subsidiaries […]

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Williams Concrete Walls
Jul
29

For Sale: Mar-Flex Waterproofing Spraying System

This piece of equipment is being sold by a former CFA member going out of business. For sale, a 2004 Mar-Flex waterproofing spraying system with dual double-wall insulated tanks.  Each tank holds 118 gallons.  The system includes a Honda-powered Graco GMX 7900 pump with a 5.5hp pull-start engine.  Additional components and specifications include: Chrome cover over electric […]

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