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For further information contact:
Lindsey Bloomquist
Manager of Communications and Networking
Concrete Foundations Association
Telephone: (319) 895-6940



Mount Vernon, IA November 30, 2018 – The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the recognized voice and authority for the cast-in-place concrete industry, has entered into a relationship with Business AdvantEdge, Inc., to begin saving member organizations thousands of dollars annually simply by maintaining an active CFA membership and registering for specific services.

Mary Hazzard of Business AdvantEdge states, “We do the work of negotiating with national organizations to deliver savings to individual company users through their affiliation with key organizations like the Concrete Foundations Association.  In so doing, an average company using a handful of the services provided through this relationship can easily generate more than $4,000 of annual savings over independently negotiated contracts with these providers.”

Business AdvantEdge is designed to bring BIG business discounts to SMALL businesses. A member benefit driven organization, they offer small business owners and trade associations discounted business inventory and services. “We hold contracts with major supply companies that allow us to pass along savings and other value added in the form of member benefits,” states Hazzard.

“During each Board meeting, our directors discuss ways of entering into agreements with large national firms to leverage our combined buying power,” states James Baty, CFA Executive Director.  “Business AdvantEdge approached us with a universal solution and a diverse directory of services we felt was an automatic step in the right direction.  Not that the value of membership needed further justification but this is one of those connections that pays you for becoming a member.”

The suite of service providers offered to CFA members beginning this December includes ways to save money on:

  • Fleet Fuel and Propane
  • Waste and Recycling Management
  • Office supplies and Technology
  • MRO – Maintenance, Repair and Operations
  • HR – Payroll Processing and Employee/Drug Screening
  • Shipping
  • Workwear and Facility Services
  • Truck and Vehicle Rentals
  • Telecom – Land and Mobile phone services

Examples of these advantages include Office Depot where up to $70 is saved on the first purchase by 12/10/2018 and up to 65% after that.  Also, Fleet Fuel Programs by Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66, Conoco, 76, Stripes and Circle K have per gallon savings between 10 and 15 cents for the first half of 2019 and 5 to 6 cents thereafter.

To find out how you can begin benefitting from these programs or to see the complete line-up of affinity services, contact CFA Executive Director, James Baty for more information on CFA membership and this Business AdvantEdge relationship.

Keep tuned to CFA communications as we launch these terrific new member benefits. You save all year long, however for December, we have several limited time promotions that are available if you act fast! Details and enrollment instructions are found at our new CFA MarketPlace.


The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) is the recognized voice and authority for the residential concrete industry. Originally formed as the Poured Concrete Wall Contractors of America, Inc. (PCWCA), the CFA was formed in 1974 to serve the interests of poured wall contractors. The CFA has members throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as overseas representing all aspects of the cast-in-place industry including construction, design and manufacturing. Member firms are diverse in size and volume as well as business models with many operating across residential, agricultural and commercial markets. For more information, visit or contact CFA at 319-895-6940.


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