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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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  • To a Dedicated Leader, with Gratitude

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    For over 40 years, the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) has been the #1 resource for concrete foundation professionals across the country. Members of the association have turned to the CFA daily for questions about code issues, on-site technical problems, OSHA regulations, managerial challenges and much, much more. Through the past leadership of Ed Sauter, and […]

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Magazine Issues

Jun
27

Putzmeister America, Inc. Introduces Boom Pump QuickStart Series

NEW DVD SERIES MAKES IT EASIER FOR CUSTOMERS TO START SOMETHING BIG Putzmeister America announces the May 2007 release of its new Boom Pump QuickStart DVD series. Designed as a convenient reference for new and experienced boom pump operators, the QuickStart DVD series is a guide to operational procedures, general maintenance and advanced special features of […]

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Jun
27

EPA 2007 Fuel Regulations Now in Effect

A prototype of the new Mack TerraPro Series arrived at Schwing America recently. Since this model will also usher in the 2007 EPA certified engines there is considerable interest in the replacement for the venerable MR Macks that have been the standard for concrete pump applications. The 2007 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations regarding the […]

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Jun
27

CIFA’S K31 BOOM PUMP

Designed with the operator in mind, the unique characteristics of the K31 XZ boom pump make this machine flexible yet simple to operate. The NEW K31 XZ boom configuration allows operators maximum maneuverability in restricted areas through its amazingly low unfolding height of 18’-8” and the outstanding 360° bidirectional continuous rotary actuator located on the […]

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Jun
27

CATCH THE WAVE — SWITCH TO WATER

Concrete contractors have willingly used a variety of water based products for years. However, when it comes to form release agents, acceptance has been slower. While this was understandable a few years ago when the cost savings between water and petroleum based versions was minimal and the enticements to switch were fewer, times have changed. […]

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Jun
27

What is TECHNOLOGY? In this

Technology (tek nol’ e je) n. 1. The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, the environment, and POURED WALL CONTRACTORS, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, etc. In this age of constant technological innovation, it is obvious that new products and processes can have a […]

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Jun
27

The Importance of Exhibitors

In case you haven’t noticed, the 2007 CFA Summer Convention, scheduled for August 8th through the 11th, is fast approaching. If you haven’t made your room reservations yet, it is time to do so. We have reserved the entire resort at Stoweflake but they have a limited number of rooms. For those of you bringing […]

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Aug
8

Building Officials Announce Change in Pressure Treated Lumber Materials

Ohio, as well as other states, recently warned residents and the building industry to be aware of the lumber, anchors, and fasteners used on their construction projects. The preservative-treated lumber used for the last 60 years was deemed unusable because it contains arsenic. It was replaced with a new preservative-treated lumber that contains a chemical […]

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Aug
8

Subcontractors, Beware! Your Assumptions Can Cost You

One of the most dangerous words in the English language for subcontractors is “assume.” For example, do you assume that your company will be reimbursed for costs incurred as a result of project delays caused by another subcontractor on a project or by the general contractor? If the subcontract document doesn’t say it and the […]

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Aug
8

Why all Poured Wall Contractors Should be Members

The CFA is a great group of men and women who are dedicated to the advancement of foundation contractors and the industry in which we work. Some are just starting up companies, while others have been around for years, some member companies are huge while others are very small, some appear tremendously organized and experienced, […]

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Aug
8

Building Codes – We can make a difference.

The CFA has been involved in the development of building codes for nearly ten years, beginning with its effort to add input to the ACI Residential Code. The CFA has also been a participant in the ACCS, the Alliance for Concrete Codes and Standards, a group of allied associations that meets biannually to review and […]

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Jun
6

Change in Lumber Affects Contractors

New preservative treated lumber requires new fasteners, bolts and anchors for most building applications. Ohio, as well as other states, recently warned residents and the building industry to be aware of the lumber, anchors, and fasteners used on their construction projects. The preservative-treated lumber used for the last 60 years was deemed unusable because it contains […]

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Jun
6

Construction Materials in Short Supply

As the construction season heats up for the summer, the economy improves and slow construction starts begin to turn around, report s are indicating possible cement shortages. In Florida, ready mix companies are on four-day-a-week allocations and California and other U.S. markets are also on or headed toward allocations. The domino effect is that demand […]

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Jun
6

MTSU Unveils Degree in Concrete Construction

Where does one go to learn how to run a concrete construction business? Not the nuts and bolts of building a footing or wall, those are still best taught on-the-job. I’m talking about finance, estimating, managing personnel, marketing… the things that can make or break a business even if you pour the best wall in […]

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Apr
4

CFA Announces 2004 Basement of the Year

Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication Today’s homeowners are constantly pushing the envelope to ensure their home meets their needs, which has caused concrete foundation professionals to respond with inventive techniques and employ new technologies. Such is the case with the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) 2004 Basement of the Year competition (sometimes referred to as the Basement from […]

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Apr
4

From the Executive Director

The Concrete Foundations Association Board of Directors and several members met in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, April 16th for a strategic planning session to chart a course for future growth of the CFA. The most recent meeting of similar scope occurred in 1998. Membership in the CFA is at a record high of 347 members […]

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Apr
4

Concrete — A Century of Innovation

American Concrete Institute Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary with a Year Full of Special Activities The American Concrete Institute is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary throughout 2004 with a series of special activities. These Centennial activities include celebrating and commemorating accomplishments through special events and books, as well as congratulating those who have helped make this […]

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Apr
4

Change is Coming

J. Edward Sauter, CFA Executive Director The Board of Directors had a busy schedule during their meeting, Saturday, April 17th, especially with the discussion that ensued the prior day regarding membership and growth. Below are the highlights of action and discussion: NEW DUES STRUCTURE Dues for the association have not changed in several years while benefits […]

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Apr
4

A Passing of an Industry Legend

It was with deep sadness that I learned last week of Bob’s illness, and deeper yet that I heard today of his passing. What a great friend we have lost. I first met Bob in about 1978, at one of the early meetings of the original Poured Concrete Wall Contractors Association (later renamed the Concrete […]

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