• CFA Members Nominated for Board of Directors

    Monday, September 9, 2019

    During preparation for Convention this year, it was communicated multiple times regarding seats opening up on the CFA Board of Directors for 2019 – 2022 terms.  A total of five seats became available this year.   Departing the Board this year were individuals serving a broad range from one term to a whopping six terms. […]

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    Press Release: Nox-Crete Names New President

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nox-Crete names Lori Reid new company presidentReid facilitates Nox-Crete’s goals to innovate new products, grow ESOP program Omaha, Neb., June 18, 2019 – Lori Reid has been named President of Nox-Crete Products Group, Inc., a promotion that comes three years after she joined the team as Chief Financial Officer in 2015.  Nox-Crete Products […]

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  • GENE H. WALDENBERGER

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of CFA member Gene Waldenberger. Gene H. Waldenberger, 67, of Holmen passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, surrounded by his family at home. He was born June 9, 1951, in La Crosse, to Leo and Jeanette Waldenberger. He married Sue Ammerman Aug. 21, […]

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  • Membership Resources: Experience the CFA Hotline

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Ninety-three people, representing seventy-five different member companies, currently participate in one of the major resources developed by the Concrete Foundations Association. This resource, known as the “Hotline,” brings together two of the primary reasons this association was initially developed: sharing experiences and providing support from qualified sources of information. “When passionate and interested minds come […]

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  • Succession Planning for Contractors

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    David Whitlock will be speaking in Denver at the 2019 Concrete Foundations Convention on drug policies and practices in the workplace. One of the frequently visited topics at CFA Headquarters, through various communication methods, pertains to business owners nearing the point of retirement. The concern stems from an apparent uncertainty and a lack of planning […]

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Magazine Issues

Jan
27

Banding Together

According to the IRS, the official definition of an association is: In general, an association is a group of persons banded together for a specific purpose. That leaves a lot of room for interpretation, since associations are formed for an enormous variety of purposes. They also engage in a wide range of initiatives and activities from improving networking […]

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Jan
27

Surviving A Down Economy

The residential housing market is in the midst of the worst economic slump that most of us have the capacity to remember. Some CFA members (as well as many others in the industry) have closed their doors. Nearly everyone has cut back operations severely in hopes that will be enough. Ways of coping with the current downturn are as varied as our members themselves. At the […]

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Jan
27

DURAND FORMS NAMES NEW VP

The Board of Directors of Durand Forms has appointed Mark Markovich as Vice President / General Manager effective April 1, 2008. Mark Markovich has previously owned Dependant Foundations, Inc. in Brighton, MI and has been using the Durand Forming System for over 25 years. In that period of time, Mark helped pioneer the change in poured foundations from wood […]

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Jan
27

Recapping the CFA Convention 2008 What Defi nites Success?

The 2008 Summer Convention has come and gone and with all the concern building up to this event for the industry, the economy and the ability to make such a business decision weighing; ask anyone in attendance and they’ll say the CFA hit a home run. We don’t need to convince you of the scenery or the quality of the hotel that was chosen […]

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Jan
27

CFA LOSES A PARTNER AND FRIEND

Kim Robert Steveley, 71, former Business Manager and partner with Ed Sauter, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, following a long illness. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Julia, are two sons, Marc Steveley of Austin, Texas, and David Steveley of Fort Collins, Colo.; a daughter, Tracy Cullinan of Worthington, Minn.; a brother, Kip Steveley of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and two grandchildren, […]

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Jan
27

LOOKING BACK

A lot of time and energy has been spent recently on trying to identify and communicate member benefits. I think that the CFA staff has done an outstanding job of producing literature and contacting members in order to help them better understand and take advantage of what information and services that the association has to offer. As my term of […]

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Jul
16

Women In Construction

This issue of Concrete Facts focuses on a growing trend in the building industry – the increasing role of women in the operation and management of construction businesses. While the trend may be on the increase in other construction businesses, no where is it as prevalent as it is in the residential foundation contractor business. […]

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Jun
6

Bilco’s ScapeVIEW™ Series 6000 Completes the ScapeWEL Window Well System

The Bilco Company, manufacturers of specialty access products for the residential and architectural building markets, is completing its ScapeWEL® Window Well System by introducing the ScapeVIEW™ Series 6000 Foundation Window System. Constructed of vinyl for durability and corrosion resistance, the window assembly is a two-piece system consisting of a pour-in-place buck and a snap-in window […]

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Jun
6

New 10” Size for Form-A-Drain®

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its popular Form-A-Drain® foundation product line into the light commercial construction market via a new, larger 10” x 12’ lineal. Form-A-Drain, which until now was used mostly for residential foundations, can now be used in the construction of office buildings, apartment complexes, stores and more. Form-A-Drain is […]

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Jun
6

Thermally Efficient Walls

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – CertainTeed Corporation is pleased to enter the insulated concrete wall market with the patented ThermaEZE® Thermal Insulation System. ThermaEZE is an innovative technology that provides a cost-effective means for building thermally efficient above-and below-grade poured concrete walls. ThermaEZE insulation panels, which consist of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, are set within the […]

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Jun
6

LIFELINES™ EGRESS WINDOW WELLS

Many homeowners who use their basements as furnished, livable space are unaware of the importance of a secondary escape route in the event of a fire, tornado or other life-threatening emergency. Every year people lose their lives simply because there is no way for them to get out. These are the facts that led Mar-fl […]

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Jun
6

SCHWING ANNOUNCES THE LONGEST BOOM ON THREE AXLES

Schwing America, Inc announces the longest concrete placing boom available on a three-axle truck – the S 41 SX truck-mounted concrete pump with placing boom. With a horizontal reach of 120 feet, vertical reach of over 134 feet and 740 degree boom rotation, the S 41 SX was designed with operators and owners in mind. […]

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Jun
6

Schwing Announces Breakthrough with New Vector Control System

Schwing’s continuous commitment to advancing concrete pumping technology has produced the new Vector Control System. This breakthrough in data retrieval is the only system that allows two-way communication between the radio remote box and the concrete pump. Even higher productivity is now available on all Schwing boom pumps because the operator can retrieve important information […]

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Jun
6

Concrete Construction: Using Today’s Technology to MakeYesterday’s Dreams Come True

Think of today’s technology and maybe your mind jumps to iPods or Blackberries. (Then again, perhaps you’re still trying to figure out how to attach a document to an e-mail and send it to a colleague.) Suffice it to say, we all have different levels of understanding when it comes to the technologies that have […]

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Jun
6

Putzmeister Introduces New BSF 61-Meter Concrete Boom Pump

STURTEVANT, Wis. – Putzmeister America introduces the latest truck-mounted concrete boom pump model to their product range – the BSF 61-Meter. To accommodate customer reach and weight requirements, the unit is strategically positioned in size between the BSF 58-Meter and BSF 63Z-Meter Putzmeister models. The BSF 61-Meter features a four-section roll-and-fold boom to provide a […]

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Jun
6

New Jersey Pedestrian Bridge Challenges Brick-Inlay System

Collingswood, NY – When the New Jersey DOT proposed a pedestrian bridge as part of a reconstruction plan for Routes 30 and 130 near Camden, city officials were anxious for the improvements to begin. They were also happy to see that brick was the specified finish material. However, hand-set brick was not in the DOT […]

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Jun
6

BIODEGRADABILITY DEFINED

“Biodegradability” is a word that has been inappropriately used in the past. While nearly “everything” is biodegradable over some period of time, clarification was needed on what actually constitutes “biodegradability” to the EPA. The correct definition of “biodegradability” can be found in the ‘EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), 1998, Fate, Transport and Transportation Test Guidelines, Office of […]

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Jun
6

You Don’t Have To Be A Big Company To Do Big Work

————————– Accurate Concrete Forming David Newman, Owner 601 B Louis Ave North, Watertown, MN 55388 952-955-3911 fax 952-955-3912 davnewman3@aol.com Started in 2002, specializing in poured walls construction ————————– When Ebert Construction needed an experienced poured wall outfit to pour their salt storage building for the City of St. Paul, they went to their local poured […]

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