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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

Nov
9

Portland Cement — The Glue in Concrete

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. It forms at least part of nearly everything we build – foundations, roads, dams, bridges, high-rise structures, sidewalks, and homes. It is comprised of some the most readily available materials on the earth – gravel, sand, water and a special type of cement. What […]

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Nov
9

2007… Stay Focused!

While preparing to write this issue’s message from the president, I took a few moments to reflect on the year that was 2006. As usual the CFA provided a host of opportunities for members to participate and find benefit in the dollars they contribute. I also had the opportunity to expand the companies that I […]

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Nov
9

When Times Are Tough

The housing industry is in another slump. This is nothing new to those of you who have been around for a few years (since the last slump). The housing industry is cyclical. If it is up, down times are ahead. Fortunately, the opposite also holds true. Believe it or not the causes of these events […]

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Sep
18

The Code Saga Continues

I attended my third International Code Council (ICC) meeting in Orlando, Florida a month ago. For those of you unfamiliar with the code development process, the ICC is the organization that oversees development of the “I” series of codes, including the International Residential Code (IRC), the International Building Code (IBC) and the other Icodes. The […]

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Sep
18

CertainTeed to Receive Prominent Exposure

(Valley Forge, Pennsylvania) — CertainTeed Corporation, one of North America’s leading building products manufacturers, will be featured prominently on NASCAR(R) driver Jeff Green’s #66 Best Buy Chevrolet as he races in this weekend’s Bass Pro Shops 500 NEXTEL Cup race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. CertainTeed, a team sponsor of the Haas/CNC Racing #66 Best […]

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Sep
18

Concrete Home Design: Solid As Ever

Gone are the days of over-engineered and overbuilt concrete homes that were a chore to construct and even more difficult to sell. Today’s concrete residential designs, in particular those for homes constructed with Removable Concrete Forms (RCFs), not only offer homeowners a rock-solid, weather resistant and energy efficient investment, these fresh designs yield must-have residences […]

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Jun
16

H and B Foundations Profile

As one of CFA’s oldest members, H and B Foundations of Elizabeth, Colorado proudly touts the benefits that membership in the CFA has provided to their company. “When I think I am the only that could have possibly experienced something,” said Bryan Herboldsheimer, Vice President of H and B Foundations, “there is always a CFA […]

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Jun
16

B.E.P.TM Forming Systems Big Panel Rotator System Turns Heads at World of Concrete

Nominated for “Most Innovated Products” Contest Industry experts are praising B.E.P.™ Forming Systems’ revolutionary Big Panel Rotator System for its innovative concept and functionality. This new technology promises to reduce labor and equipment costs for contractors, while bringing a new dimension of design capabilities to poured-wall construction. Recently nominated for Hanley Wood’s “Most Innovative Products” […]

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Jun
16

CFA Presents 2002 Contractor of the Year Award

The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), an organization dedicated to improving the quality and acceptance of cast-in-place concrete foundations, recently presented its 2002 Contractor of the Year Award to David Martinson. Martinson, Vice President of Martinson Construction of Waterloo, Iowa, is known throughout the industry as a hard worker constantly striving for perfection. An active member […]

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Jun
16

CFA Announces 2003 “Basement of the Year”

One person’s challenge is often another person’s dream. Such is the case with many entries in the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) 2003 Basement of the Year competition (sometimes referred to as the Basement from Hell competition). The 2003 winner, a 4,177-square-foot residential basement, comprises a unique combination of intricate details and site challenges. The winning […]

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Jun
3

National Associate News

The CFA is introducing a new regular section to the newsletter – National Associate News. This will be the venue for national associate members to announce new products, changes in personnel, and other information of interest to members. National associates should submit their National Associate News news releases to Ed Sauter at esauter@cfawalls.org. CFA reserves the right to condense the releases to 200 words or less.

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Jun
3

Durand Forms Appointment Enhances Company’s Position

Durand, Michigan, December 16, 2002— Durand Forms, Inc., a leading aluminum form manufacturer in Durand, Michigan, has announced the appointment of Philip W. Fearnow as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, as well as three new regional manager positions. Fearnow’s experience includes manufacturing, corporate sales and technical services in the area of chemicals, explosives and pre-cast concrete. Fearnow’s initial efforts will be working and visiting with Durand distributors and customers to enhance their poured […]

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Jun
3

Outsourcing Services – A Practical Alternative for Any Business

Large and small companies alike are seeing more value in outsourcing services as the demand for professional expertise increases and employee base and payroll budgets decrease. “Outsourcing” as defined by the Outsourcing Institute of New York is “the strategic use of outside resources to perform activities traditionally handled by internal staff and resources.” A premier building products company executive says “we outsource services because they specialize in areas that we don’t and […]

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Jun
3

New Control Joint System Available

MAR-FLEX® has announced the introduction of a new system to reduce random cracks in concrete foundations. This is accomplished by creating vertical control joints on both sides of the foundation wall. Shrinkage cracking is confined to the control joint area and the outside control joint is sealed to make it waterproof and watertight. MAR-FLEX offers this economical and easy to use system with an additional cost estimated to […]

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Jun
3

2002-2003 Residential Construction Market Outlook

Condensed from FMI Annual Construction Outlook Publication The U.S. single family residential construction sector of the construction market increased from $235.9 billion in 2000 to $246.5 billion in 2001. This 4% growth is the lowest annual increase in single-family construction since 1997. The value of construction put in place was expected to decrease 1% in 2002 and increase 3% in 2003. Forecasts are more optimistic for 2004 with […]

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Jun
3

Foundation Contractor Wall Survey

The CFA Questionnaire received an excellent return with 53 of our contractor members responding. It will take quite some time to sort through all of the results but some of the easier to-tabulate summaries are listed below. These are based on the 53 returned questionnaires – not on the full membership. Number of basements poured in 2002: 12,467 Number of basements in past 10 […]

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Jun
3

Saldana Concrete Profile

As the first poured wall contractor in the St. Cloud, Minn. area, Mark Saldana quickly realized the battle his company would face in changing perceptions and battling the region’s traditional construction methods. But, through ingenuity and persistence – as well as assistance from fellow CFA members – Saldana has quickly built a market for poured walls in Minnesota. Originally a block foundation company with roots dating back to 1987, Saldana Concrete, […]

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Jun
3

Sign-Up for Spring Foundation Fundamentals

The Foundation Fundamentals seminar will return to the Midwest for the Spring of 2003. The Holiday Inn Select in Strongsville, Ohio (near Cleveland) will host the seminar on Saturday, April 12, 2003. A seminar for building officials will be held on Friday, April 11, concurrent with the CFA committee and board meeting. If you have a building official you would like to attend, let us know and we […]

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