• Taking Control of Your Post-Injury Healthcare

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    by Levi Schrock, Custom Concrete Though COVID-19 has slowed customer traffic for many companies across America, most construction businesses and medical facilities are as busy as ever. For these construction companies, employees will always face some level of physical risk when on the job — and being pushed to extra fast-paced production usually results in […]

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  • Making Offices and Construction Sites Safer From the COVID-19 Virus

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    by Joseph Nasvik Epluribus unum—out of many, one. This is the Latin motto the United States adopted in 1776 to signify the joining of states to form one national government. At the time, it was a difficult concept for people to accept because it meant that states and individuals would have to give up some […]

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  • 2020 PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    A Crop of Excellence During a Time of Pandemic Each year, the Concrete Foundations Association offers to its members a chance to tout their accomplishments and reward their teams for jobs well done through the annual “Projects of the Year” awards. In addition to recognizing noteworthy projects, these awards expose people to the breadth of […]

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  • Chapin Concrete Anchors the Return of Certified Foundation Companies to South Carolina

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    Some of the concrete foundations constructed in the state of South Carolina will once again be produced by the state’s only CFA-certified foundation company, Chapin Concrete Contractors Inc., a company based out of Chapin, South Carolina. “Certified Residential Foundation Company” is a program rating that offers third-party quality assurance for professional concrete foundation companies. This […]

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  • Learning From Leading: Convention 2020 Wrapped Up

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    Each year, the Concrete Foundations Convention brings together concrete contractors, designers, and suppliers from across the country for three days of education, networking, awards, technology, and much, more! Although the global pandemic prevented gathering in-person in a normal fashion, that did not stop the Concrete Foundations Association from hosting a virtual event unlike any other. […]

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Magazine Issues

Apr
13

Euclid Chemical Introduces Three Innovative New Products for the Concrete Industry

Product Launches Include EUCOWELD 2.0, LEVEL TOP PC-AGG and KUREZ DR VOX The Euclid Chemical Company, a leading manufacturer of products for the concrete and masonry construction industry, announces the launch of three new products, Eucoweld 2.0, Level Top PC-AGG and new and improved Kurez DR VOX. Each high-performance product was developed in response to […]

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Apr
13

One of our #CFAConcretePros Receives Local Recognition

MUDco Ready-Mix Concrete  KRISTI EGENBACHER Current position: Chief Administrative Officer  Years in business: I started my career in the restaurant sector in the early 1990s, launched my own bookkeeping business in 1997 to begin my journey of a “working-from-home mom,” began my concrete/construction career in 2007, and most recently partnered to open MUDco in 2015. […]

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Apr
13

Letter From the Director

Fear vs Caution We are now gripped by the global news of COVID-19, and we are being asked to remain flexible and nimble in our reactions and expectations. This pandemic is reaching into every aspect of our worlds, and, no doubt, you can already list numerous disruptions to your businesses and personal lives. One of […]

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Apr
13

Letter from the President

Waging Battles Dear CFA Members and Associates, By the time you read this article, we will all have experienced something that has never before happened to any of us. On March 12, 2020, the world changed (seemingly overnight) both in business and socially. I assume we will be feeling the ramifications of this change for […]

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Feb
11

Hoses are not all the same

Concrete delivery hoses with two ends have different purposes than concrete delivery hoses with one end. See Figure 1. Double-ended concrete delivery hoses increase the potential for serious personal injury when used as an end hose. A double-ended concrete delivery hose has mass attached to the end of the hose, multiplies momentum, and has the […]

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Feb
11

2019 PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

A Good Ground Game Is a Sound Game Plan The recognitions for Projects of the Year were made during the Concrete Foundation Convention 2019 in Denver, Colorado this summer. Seen there was another crop of great projects constructed from some familiar CFA members who contribute annually to this competition, as well as some new and […]

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Jul
16

INTERCONNECTIONS: Leveraging relationships built by common interest

A new-member awareness series A CFA Concrete Pro is a member of a our network, an employee working for an organization that chooses to be involved with this professional industry organization that represents its members’ interests. The Concrete Foundations Association continues to foster this sense of advanced relationship building and advocacy that cannot easily be […]

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Jul
16

WHAT LEADING CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ARE DOING IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) brings countless businesses to a grinding halt, the construction industry remains resilient — even in the face of tremendous challenge. Unlike many industries where “working from home” and “drive-thru service” are feasible countermeasures, construction firms have jobsites to run. Chris Hopper, executive vice president and general manager of Skanska, told the Cincinnati […]

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Jul
16

“Be Here… Wherever You Are”

We are excited to welcome you to what will be an exciting week. The buzz is growing for this new opportunity created for a year when so many challenges and transitions have already been met in your businesses. The CFA’s Convention has long been known as a kind of family reunion that provides valuable challenges […]

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Jul
15

Used Steel Ply Inventory Ready To Move

CFA Local Supplier Member is looking to move a large inventory of steel-ply form panels from their location in you Darlingon Maryland. Over 500 – 24-in used, Symons steel-ply panels are in stock and ready to go. The pricing consists of:•. 24-in x 8-ft only $79.00 each• 24-in x 6-ft only $64.00 each• 24-in x […]

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Jul
15

Used Set of Aluminum Steel-Ply Forms

CFA Local Supplier member has a used set of Symons aluminum forms for sale. Contact information below with any interest. Set consists of 8-ft, smooth face with an 8-in  hole pattern. The forms are determined to be of Grade B condition. The parts list includes:• Over 125 – 36-in x 8-ft• 150 – 36-in x […]

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Jul
13

Innovator MAX USA Corp. Introduces a New Large Jaw Cordless Rebar Tying Tool

MAX USA Corp. launched its new large jaw cordless rebar tying tool, the TwinTier RB611T. This exciting new rebar tying tool is the world’s only battery powered rebar tying tool with the ability to tie #9 x #10 rebar. Powered by MAX proprietary TwinTier technology, the RB611T is faster and delivers even greater efficiency and […]

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Jul
13

Summer is here!

I can scarcely believe that I’m uttering that statement. Where have the months gone? Technically speaking, it is still spring for me — but you will be reading this in the summer and wondering where the first half of the year has gone. Some stayed or worked from home, most pressed forward as essential businesses, […]

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Jul
13

A Tough Start to the Year

In the last few months, we have experienced events that none of us could have imagined when 2020 started! We have experienced a health pandemic, quarantines, economic shut downs, protests, and riots. Some of us have had to shuttle or curtail most or our operations.   The world has changed in a very short period […]

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Jul
13

AOE Announces CIM Fellowship Through the ACIF in Honor of Wendy Ward

Monday, July 13, 2020, Detroit, MI Launched in conjunction with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation, AOE has announced the establishment of The Advancing Organizational Excellence Fellowship. The AOE Fellowship honors Wendy O. Ward, a member of the AOE team for more than 10 years. She passed away at the early age of 32 from breast […]

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Jul
7

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE TRANSITIONS ITS CONVENTION TO VIRTUAL EVENT

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (July 7, 2020) – Due to local, state, and federal regulations, and to protect the health and safety of attendees, the American Concrete Institute announces the transition of the ACI Concrete Convention from an in-person event in Raleigh, NC, USA, this October, to a 100% virtual event.  The ACI Virtual Concrete Convention will […]

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May
13

Brian McKendree Hired on as Director of Consultative Services for Evolution Safety Resources

Evolution Safety Resources, a safety consultation firm based in Raleigh, is pleased to announce it has hired Brian McKendree on as our Director of Consultative Services. Brian has more than 24 years of experience in the safety and health field, working in the construction and pharmaceutical industries. Brian obtained his Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety […]

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Apr
28

Innovator MAX USA Corp. Introduces a New Large Jaw Cordless Rebar Tying Tool

New York, NY, April 28, 2020- MAX USA Corp. launched its new large jaw cordless rebar tying tool, the TwinTier RB611T. This exciting new rebar tying tool is the world’s only battery powered rebar tying tool with the ability to tie #9 x #10 rebar. Powered by MAX proprietary TwinTier technology, the RB611T is faster […]

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