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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Big Capabilities in a Small Package!

The Trimble® LM80 Layout Manager is pocket-sized, personal layout manager that lets you carry, manage, work with, and lay out your jobsite blueprint, regardless of the method and instrumentation you use. The LM80 lets you: input blueprint dimensions to build a digital replica of the layout plan guide the layout of the major points, add string dimensions […]

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