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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

BoomerBust$
Jan
9

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 […]

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Ed Sauter, CFA Executive Director (left) presents Doug Staebler with the 2014 Bob Sawyer Award alongside Doug's wife, Jodi at CFA Convention 2014.
Jan
9

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. […]

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Tim-Parrish-CoY2014
Jan
9

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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Speed_Networking-2014
Oct
19

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 […]

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NewBoard_2014
Oct
19

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 […]

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Early-Meeting_Feature
Oct
19

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 […]

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Jack Easton of Durand Forms, Easton Enterprises
Jul
29

CFA MEMBER OBITUARY: John Thomas “Jack” Easton

John Thomas “Jack” – Age 93, of Linden, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Chaplain Hank Messing officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 6-9 […]

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Williams Concrete Walls, Findlay Ohio
Jul
25

For Sale: 1999 Mack (low mileage) w/ 2004 Nelson Low-boy

This piece of equipment is being sold by a former CFA member going out of business. For sale is a  1999 Mack CH 600 Day Cab E7 350 8Y2799 Diesel with low mileage (135,000). Vehicle ID# IM2AA13Y8XW110337.  Asking price is $22,500. Being sold with or separate is a 2004 Nelson Low-Boy semi-trailer, model #ART-30F.  It has […]

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1995 ford truck 008
Jul
25

For Sale: 1995 Ford 24-ft Flat bed

This piece of equipment is being sold by a former CFA member going out of business. This, 1995 Ford 24-ft flat bed is in good shape and features an L8000 Dual Screw Axle 8.3 Cummins Diesel.  It has an 8-speed transmission and has 138,790 miles.  The vehicle was used to move extra forms to the job […]

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B & W Foundations, Wildwood, Missouri
Jul
20

For Sale: 1994 WhiteGMC Truck Crane w/ 54-ft Fassi

This piece of equipment is being offered by a CFA member company. This 1994 WhiteGMC truck crane has a Volvo PD123EB engine, a 9-speed Volvo transmissionVT1209 (R1700) and a 19-foot + 4-foot aluminum bed.  Rear Axles: VBT4018 Rear Ends- CPEV87- 3.07 Gear Ratio. The low mileage is very low although unable to ascertain correct count […]

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BallingerAE-cropped
Jul
7

Building Deep Foundations

Each year the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) based in Mt. Vernon, Iowa holds a contest to honor the best and most difficult foundation projects of the year. Over the years, contractors occasionally submitted projects that were complicated beyond one’s ability to foresee all the problems and therefore become financial losers. So Jim Baty, the executive […]

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Generational-Gaps-EBlast
Jul
1

Employing the Next Generation – Convention Seminar

CFA Convention 2015 Williamsburg, VA July 23-25 “Bridging The Generational Gaps” presented by Jason Ells of Custom Concrete The next generation:  who are they and how do we engage them?  Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials; they all have their strengths, weaknesses and characteristics that set them apart.  However, today’s business owners face very real […]

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