• Concrete Foundations Association Responds to Pending Shortage of Form Ties:

    Thursday, March 11, 2021

    Shortage could create a temporary shutdown in residential construction (March 11, 2021 – Mt. Vernon, Iowa) — The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the leading organization serving as the voice of cast-in-place contractors – has announced an industry-wide effort to mitigate the pending shortage of steel form ties across the North American markets.  According to James […]

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  • Dan Durant Named VP of Sales Eastern North America as MAX USA Corp Continues to Expand

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    For the past five and a half years, Dan Durant has worked diligently to expand his skills and knowledge of how MAX USA Corp. can exceed and support the construction markets’ needs with its growing line of industrial tools and innovative solutions. Originally coming onboard as a Regional Sales Manager in 2015, Dan has continued […]

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  • Innovative Product Reshapes Concrete Use Forever

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    By SARAH WRIGHT | The Municipal In areas with harsh winter conditions, concrete takes a beating. Common deicers can result in calcium oxychloride growth that rots concrete joints, and freeze-and-thaw cycles cause surface delamination or scaling. Such deterioration proves frustrating when it occurs well before the concrete’s life expectancy is up. However, an innovative product […]

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  • A New Year Brings Forth New Leaders

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Introducing the New Board Members for the Concrete Foundations Association It is hard for many to believe how quickly the time flies, yet here we are in February with half the fiscal year already behind the Association and a race to the finish already in mind.  This race has more than one meaning and significant […]

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  • Comparing Innovative Concrete Material Options for a Residential Home

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    It’s no secret that the unparalleled COVID-19 pandemic has had some unpredictable impacts on industries worldwide. For the first time since 2010, the cost of construction has fallen. However, material costs are rising.  In June alone, raw material costs rose by 2.2%. The price of lumber jumped 16.5% in July and is up 19% overall. […]

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Magazine Issues

Jun
19

Membership Resources: Experience the CFA Hotline

Ninety-three people, representing seventy-five different member companies, currently participate in one of the major resources developed by the Concrete Foundations Association. This resource, known as the “Hotline,” brings together two of the primary reasons this association was initially developed: sharing experiences and providing support from qualified sources of information. “When passionate and interested minds come […]

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Jun
19

Succession Planning for Contractors

David Whitlock will be speaking in Denver at the 2019 Concrete Foundations Convention on drug policies and practices in the workplace. One of the frequently visited topics at CFA Headquarters, through various communication methods, pertains to business owners nearing the point of retirement. The concern stems from an apparent uncertainty and a lack of planning […]

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Jun
19

Letter From the Director

Code Provisions for Wisconsin – Raising Awareness One of the primary sources of visibility for this Association and for me as Executive Director is the participation and experience we have in the codes arena. Recently, I have been actively engaged with numerous professionals from the state of Wisconsin. I’ve had phone calls and emails from […]

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Jun
19

Letter from the President

Greetings Everyone, We are now officially into the Summer and I’m sure most of you are going all out pouring concrete. It is my hope that all of you are keeping your customers happy, working safely and profitable! The last meeting of our Board took place in Quebec City. Amongst many other things, we finalized […]

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Jun
19

To a Dedicated Leader, with Gratitude

For over 40 years, the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) has been the #1 resource for concrete foundation professionals across the country. Members of the association have turned to the CFA daily for questions about code issues, on-site technical problems, OSHA regulations, managerial challenges and much, much more. Through the past leadership of Ed Sauter, and […]

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Jun
19

CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS CONVENTION

The CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS CONVENTION, proudly presented by Schwing, is the largest annual gathering dedicated to the cast-in-place concrete industry. This event brings together concrete foundation professionals from across the country for 3 days of education, networking, awards, exhibits, certification and much more… “Schwing is proud to sponsor this event,” said Timothy Goodroad, marketing and advertising […]

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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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Apr
2

For Sale: Used Smooth-faced Aluminum Form Set

CFA supplier member has a set of 8-ft used aluminum forms consisting of a combination of Tuff-N-Lite and Western. The forms are a 6-12 hole pattern and are described as rated Grade B condition. The set includes over 150 – 36in. x 8ft. with a good amount of fillers & corners. The forms are located […]

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Apr
1

#CFAConcretePros Now Have Virtual Mixed Groups

Mt. Vernon, Iowa (April 1, 2020) — The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the voice and established authority for the residential concrete industry – has announced the availability of a new member resource instituted as part of the COVID-19 response. Virtual Mixed Groups (VMGs) have been started combining members at-large with Board members to combat […]

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Mar
30

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

This article made possible by ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020 as part of industry participation by your Concrete Foundations Association. For more information on business practices by contractor members of the Concrete Foundations Association, reach out to CFA Executive Director, James Baty MILWAUKEE — As COVID-19 (coronavirus) brings countless businesses to a grinding halt, the construction industry remains resilient […]

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Mar
30

Residential Construction now labeled an “Essential Infrastructure Business” by DHS

Over the past couple of weeks, the Concrete Foundations Association, in combination with the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA), NAHB and many others in both the residential construction sector and other labor organizations have been working tirelessly to demonstrate the need to keep construction moving forward. We are proud to report that the Department of […]

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Mar
19

Congress Proposes Expansion to Paid Sick Time and Leave

Coronavirus Relief Act to be signed by President March 19. Bigger direct aid package up next for week of March 23. New legislation, signed into law on March 18, places significant new responsibilities on small- and medium-sized employers, including a large portion of the remodeling and home improvement industry, as the nation copes with growing […]

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Mar
18

For Sale: Used Steel-Ply Forming Panels

CFA supplier member has this new listing for Symons Steel-Ply form panels. The set is listed as Grade B and consists of used 8-ft and 4-ft steel-ply. Panels are bundled and ready to move. The inventory includes: 24 in. x 8-ft panels for only $78.00; and 24 in. x 4-ft. for only $48.00. Additionally, there […]

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Mar
17

For Sale: Used Duraform Set Under $20k

A used, 9-ft Duraform set is being offered by a CFA Associate member for interested persons. The set consists of 80 24″ x 9-ft, 6-bar forming panels of the Duraform and a good assortment of fillers. It is priced under $20,000. Interested persons are encouraged to email efetze@verizon.net for the full list. The seller also wants […]

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Feb
24

Euclid Chemical Awarded New Patent for Low-Dust Epoxy Grout Aggregate

CLEVELAND (February 24, 2020) — The Euclid Chemical Company (Euclid Chemical), a leading manufacturer of products for the concrete and masonry construction industry, announced today it has been awarded a new patent for its dust- limiting aggregate, DL TechnologyTM, which is used in Euclid Chemical’s line of E3 epoxy grouts. The patented technology was developed by Euclid Chemical […]

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