THE UN-COMFORT ZONE… Will You Freak-Out or Hunker Down?

by Robert Wilson Sometimes motivation is forced upon us. We are thrust into the Un-comfort Zone. And, whether we sink or swim depends on how we respond to the situation. How do you react during a crisis? Here are the stories of two men who faced a crisis late in life and how they dealt with it. One was […]

CFA Management Exchange Network

Networking with other CFA members, in particular within small groups of non-competitors, is one of the biggest benefits of belonging to a trade association. Networking takes place at our summer meetings, at the World of Concrete, at our board meetings – just about anywhere two or three contractors can get together. This concept has been carried to a higher level by board […]

Trimble Sets Date for International User Conference in Las Vegas

TRIMBLE DIMENSIONS 2009 FOR SURVEYING, ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, GEOSPATIAL AND MOBILE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS Trimble will hold its International User Conference February 23-25, 2009 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The theme of Trimble Dimensions 2009—Positioning for Success Today. And Tomorrow—provides insight into how surveying, engineering, construction, mapping, GIS, geospatial and mobile resource management professionals worldwide can harness the power of today’s technology to help face […]

CFA Presents 2008 Contractor of the Year KUBICA’S EARN AWARD

The Concrete Foundation Association (CFA) recently presented its 2008 Contractor of the Year Award to Rich and Patty Kubica of K-Wall Poured Walls of Traverse City, Michigan & Asheville, North Carolina. A member of the CFA for nearly a decade, the Kubicas were selected for this award for their aggressive pursuit of excellence and business expansion. According to Ed Sauter, executive director […]

ELECTION RESULTS Not Likely to Change Immigration Enforcement

by David C. Whitlock Immigration enforcement is here to stay. The Bush Administration was successful in doubling the number of law enforcement personnel devoted to immigration enforcement. The statistics demonstrate that the Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement strategy is having positive results. Arrests of immigration violators are way up, as are criminal investigations and indictments. The new Administration cannot afford […]


I am writing this letter to the membership on a plane going home from the Fall Regional Convention that was held in Columbus Ohio. As I reflect on the conference, there are four topics that stand out for me, quality education, CFA certification exam, captive insurance and what a great group of people CFA members are. First, the quality of the education featured at our first […]


Just how bad is it? Many of you know – you are experiencing it on a daily basis. But how bad is it elsewhere? I recently completed a survey of foundation construction activity of members to put some actual figures on the state of the economy. The good news – I had a record number of respondents for a CFA survey. Forty-eight of […]

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