Summer 2012 —Way Up North

It may be the middle of winter but its time you start making your plans for the CFA Summer Meeting 2012 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan. The dates of the event will be July 26-28. 2012. The water should be warm enough to swim in by then and the frost will be off the greens by […]

CertainTeed® T-Roc™ Foundation Insulation System Achieves ICC-ES Approval

Leading North American building products manufacturer, CertainTeed Corporation, has received an evaluation report from ICC Evaluation Services, Inc. (ICC-ES), confirming that T-Roc™ Foundation Insulation System is building code compliant. T-Roc enables building professionals to bypass several costly, time-intensive tasks required to turn foundation walls into finished walls as part of a livable basement space. Through the analysis of […]

Irving Equipment is the new CIFA dealer

As 2012 begins, Cifa announces its new business strategy for the North American area. The historic Italian concrete machinery company, previously represented by its subsidiary Cifa USA, has appointed Irving Equipment LLC as its new sole dealer for the US market, with the aim of meeting new requirements on a market that is starting to show signs of […]


We are saddened about the loss of CFA member and past-president Travis Gene Gloyd, 70, of Fort Wayne who passed away February 27, 2012. Born on December 9, 1941 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Robert and Evlyn Gloyd. He graduated in 1961 from Huntertown High School. Travis worked at GE for 5 years. […]

12 TIPS For Preventing Back Injuries In Construction

25% of construction injuries are back injuries, so it’s worth planning, equipping and staffing sites to preserve back health The Center for Construction Research and Training says the construction industry has the highest incident rate of back injuries of any industry except transportation. Of all the construction-related injuries that occur each year, 25% of them are back injuries. Every […]

PART II: IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME… Taking the next step.

In the last edition of Concrete Facts you were given some simple instructions to some very valuable assets for connecting with your Association and peers during a time when the economy makes travel difficult. Being able to plug in to discussions is the most inexpensive decision you can make to provide tools for progress in today’s market. So, I […]

Our Customers

Spring is in full bloom as you read this (and as I write it, with 65 degree temperatures in February). Hopefully, the phones are starting to ring and work is beginning to pick up for us all. If you recall my last letter, you know I will be elaborating on the second leg of our mission statement […]

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