• 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

CFA ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS, BROMLEY ELECTED PRESIDENT

During the CFA Annual Convention, held in August at the Hyatt Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, the attending members elected Tom Brown of TJ Construction Unlimited Inc. in Ely, Iowa and Jerry Hoyer of Hoyer Poured Walls Inc. of Marysville, Ohio to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors. In addition, Jim Rowe of Fastrac Foundations in […]

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Jan
27

CFA Studies Self- Insurance

How much do you pay annually in Workman’s Compensation, General and Property Liability insurance premiums? Is it twenty-five thousand, fifty thousand, a hundred thousand dollars or more? Chances are, most of you would be elated to pay this much for insurance. A quick survey of CFA Board of Director members found that, on average, their companies were each paying over $250,000 per year in premiums. What […]

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Jan
27

PROVIDE UP TO 8 FEET OF HYDROSTATIC HEAD PROTECTION …UP TO 8 TIMES GREATER THAN COMPETITION Breakthrough Product Formulations

Tremco Barrier Solutions, North America’s leading provider of residential new construction waterproofing, is taking basement waterproofing performance to a new level by protecting below-grade foundation walls from up to eight feet of water pressure! New TUFF-N-DRI® H8 is the industry’s first and only national brand of polymer-modified asphalt emulsion membrane with the ability to withstand up to eight feet of hydrostatic pressure. That’s more than eight times greater […]

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Jan
27

SUMMER CONVENTION GETS BETTER EVERY YEAR

After wrapping up the CFA Summer Convention in New Mexico, I was extremely impressed with the energy and participation of all the attendees. Thank you’s need to go out to Ed Sauter and Jim Baty for what I believe is the best summer convention I have attended. The content and theme “How to Survive a Down Economy” were timely and meaningful. The energy level and excitement […]

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Jan
27

THERMOMASS BUILDING SYSTEM

The THERMOMASS Building System is a patented, highly energy-efficient insulation system for concrete sandwich walls, developed and manufactured by Composite Technologies Corporation (CTC). The two components of Thermomass are rigid insulation and CTC manufactured fiber-composite connectors. They combine to create a load-bearing, durable, moisture resistant, highly energy-efficient concrete sandwich wall. This remarkable insulation system offers unlimited design flexibility and is durable […]

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Jan
27

PUTZMEISTER AMERICA, INC. INTRODUCES 70Z-Meter Truck-Mounted Boom Pump

PRODUCTION BEGINS ON WORLD’S LARGEST BOOM PUMP Further expanding the reach and capabilities of its broad line of truck-mounted concrete boom pumps, Putzmeister America, Inc. will launch its innovative 70Z-Meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump in mid 2008. Continuing in the Putzmeister tradition, and as seen at the ConExpo-CON/AGG 2005 release of the BSF 63Z-Meter, the company will again take the […]

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Jun
6

Residential Foundation Contractors Find New Opportunities by Expanding into Commercial Work

It is no secret that companies grow by diversifying, provided they are loyal to building on their core strengths. As such, it is no surprise that many residential foundation contractors have begun applying their proven poured wall concrete expertise to the commercial market. By expanding into new markets, many have found they can off-set the […]

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Jun
6

From the (ex) President

As this magazine reaches you, I am winding down my two year gig as the President of this wonderful group of people and companies. It is hard to believe that it has been two years, but the calendar says it is true. I am reminded of an event several years ago when a good friend […]

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Jun
6

National Associates Take a Bow!!

The Concrete Foundations Association is made up primarily of contractor members, but one group of members who constantly step to the plate to add value to the Association are our National Associate members. Without them, all of our events would be more expensive and less informative; our magazine would be much smaller and black and […]

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May
3

Tech Talk: Footing Discontinuities According to Code

As Published by Concrete Homes Magazine (May-2006) by James Baty, CFA Editor’s Note: As part of our partnership with the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), the following article is the second in a series on residential construction codes. For more information, visit cfawalls.org or call (319) 895-6940. Codes are developed to provide assurance that structures are […]

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Apr
14

LET’S TALK ABOUT CHANGING YOUR BUSINESS CFA Spring Meeting Triumphs in Indy

There are many reasons why a foundation contracting company might look to the CFA for potential interest. On the surface, the Association has been providing access to some of the highest quality equipment and products for thirty years. However, time and time again, it is the individuals that make the commitment to get to an […]

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Apr
14

Surveys- MVI or MIV?

The CFA Staff has recently sent out several surveys to its members; one to collect our thoughts on some of our competition, one to poll us about our historical experience of sill-plate connections and even one on the topic of certification. Is it worth your time to fill these questionnaires out and return them? Are […]

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Apr
14

A Complete Residential Concrete Code

The first edition of the ACI 332 Code – Requirements for Residential Concrete Construction, has been published. Chapter 7 (Foundation Walls) is referenced in the 2006 Edition of the International Residential Code. But what comes next? The 332 Committee has begun working on the next version (’07) with a goal to make it a complete residential concrete […]

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Apr
14

U.S. Ready to Increase Mexican Cement Imports

Yet to be finalized, an accord announced by the U.S. and Mexico last week to settle a 16-year dispute on anti-dumping duties on Mexican cement imports will help to alleviate shortages of the building material that have been reported in more than 30 states. “With U.S. capacity running at full tilt, the nation still must […]

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Apr
14

www.theconcretesource.com

The world wide web continues to grow and serve as an ever-more-useful tool to all of us in the foundation industry. As one of the sponsors of The Concrete Source, CFA welcomes this new presence on the web as yet another great resource for us. This site is organized into contractors, manufacturers, and manufacturer catalogs, […]

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Apr
14

Member News

MONARCH MFG. NEWS WAUKEE, IA – Monarch Manufacturing has promoted Tony Oberman to general manager. Oberman had been senior operations director. “We are delighted to promote Tony to the position of general manager,” said Larry R. Haberman, CEO of Monarch Holdings, Inc. “He brings a high level of experience, respect, wealth of knowledge and strong […]

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Apr
14

Concrete Townhomes Sail to Completion

EH Building Group II, the new Southwest Division of the heralded EH Building Group headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., is sailing to completion of its first concrete townhome development. Mike Aranda Sr., CEO and founder of EH Building Group working with Architect Kevin Campbell, of International Innovation Design, Cape Coral, Fla. designed Sail Harbour, […]

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Apr
14

K-WALL — from 3 years and 13 people to 13 years and 33 people

•Traverse City, MI 49684 Phone: (231) 943-4727 Fax: (231) 943-4679 •Petosky, MI 231-348-3449 www.K-Wall.com Founded by Rich Kubica in 1993, K-Wall Poured Walls, Inc. currently specializes in poured walls, E-Maxx Insulated Poured Walls, Concrete Flatwork and Concrete Homes. Today Patty and Rich Kubica co-own the company and have 33 employees. Although the picture above (built […]

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