• AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE TRANSITIONS ITS CONVENTION TO VIRTUAL EVENT

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    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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  • CFA Members Urged to ‘Stand Down’ for Coronavirus Safety

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020

    CFA, in partnership with the NAHB, is urging our members, and all residential construction companies, to halt work for at least 10 minutes on Thursday, April 16, for a COVID-19 Job Site Safety Stand Down to educate workers on what they should do to keep themselves safe from coronavirus and to help “flatten the curve” […]

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  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan to Protect Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced an interim enforcement response plan for the coronavirus pandemic. The response plan provides instructions and guidance to OSHA Area Offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for handling coronavirus-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports.  During the coronavirus outbreak, OSHA Area […]

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Magazine Issues

Jul
16

CFA PRESENTS ROBERT D. SAWYER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD TO John Skotzke

The Concrete Foundations Association recently presented its highest honor, the Robert D. Sawyer Distinguished Service Award to John Skotzke at the CFA annual award luncheon held July 21. John was not in attendance at the event due to his continued battle back from a stroke suffered in the summer of 2005. His daughters, Chris Skotzke […]

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Jul
16

BASF Completes Acquisition of Degussa’s Construction Chemicals Business

On July 1, 2006, BASF completed its acquisition of the Degussa AG global Construction Chemicals business. This strategic initiative positions the company to tap into the growth potential of the construction chemicals market on a sustainable basis. With headquarters in Germany, the global BASF Construction Chemicals division consists of Admixture Systems and Construction Systems businesses, […]

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Jul
16

Program Manager, Concrete Home Builders Council

The National Association of Home Builders is seeking a manager to lead department promoting concrete housing products for builders. Develop and market new member services including education events, e-newsletters and networking opportunities, promote revenue programs and memberships, manage human and budget resources. Work closely with volunteer members in the industry in a consensus building environment. […]

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Jul
16

Board and Annual Meeting Highlights

MEMBERSHIP The CFA Board met prior to the CFA Summer Meeting and addressed a very aggressive agenda. Membership in the Association continues to grow. CFA finished fiscal year 2006 with 401 members – a new high. The figure includes 278 contractor firms, 20 professionals, 51 national associates and 52 local associates. CFA finished FY 05 […]

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Jul
16

Announcing the 2006-2008 CFA Officers

With the closing of the 2006 Annual Meeting, a new CFA Board of Directors have started their two-year term. The Board oversees the creation and development of programs geared toward advancing the use of poured concrete foundation construction. Congratulations to member Brad Schrock who is President. Brad is from Custom Concrete Company Inc. He is […]

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Jul
16

Association is a Resource For YOU

It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to lead the Concrete Foundation Association during this next two-year period. It has been my privilege to be a part of this organization for the past twenty years. My affiliation with this group has given me the opportunity to grow from a business standpoint for sure, […]

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Mar
16

Balmer Brothers, Akron, PA

Folks must be making money in Philly, because one notable basement project last year was for a 29,000 square foot house in Philadelphia. Not as beg as Bill Gates’ house, but still plenty romy. Balmer Brothers Concrete Work of Akron, PA, noted that some of the difficulties in this job were the circular stairways, angled […]

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Mar
16

CFA to Fund Energy Study

The CFA Board of Directors voted at their board meeting in Las Vegas to donate $3000 from the CFA Education and Research foundation to partially fund a study of the energy benefits of building with removable-form wall systems. The study, with a total cost of $15,000, is part of a PCA funded project that will […]

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Mar
16

Balmer Brothers Wins Basement of the Year Award

Balmer Brothers Concrete Works, Inc. of Akron, Pennsylvania was voted the winner of the 2000 Basement of the Year (Basement from Hell) Award. Over 160 votes were cast between Tuesday and Thursday in the CFA booth at the World of Concrete and their 29,000 square foot basement was the odds-on (this is Las Vegas) favorite. […]

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Sep
25

Record Attendance at Summer Meeting

Summer in Niagara Falls, Ontario is not nearly as warm as summer in southern Missouri. Just ask the record crowd that attended the annual CFA summer meeting held from July 26th through the 28th at the Sheraton Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There were no complaints about the heat. The hotel offered some magnificent views […]

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Nov
20

CFA Elects Smith Treasurer

Mount Vernon, Iowa–The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), at its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, elected William Scott Smith, LaGrange, Ohio, treasurer. Other officers elected were Gary Bromley, president; Dave Clark, vice president and Barry Herbert, secretary. Joe Carr, immediate past president, becomes chairman of the board. Elected to the board were Bruce Neale, Kirby Justesen […]

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Oct
30

CFA Elects Van Wyk to Board

Mount Vernon, Iowa–The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), at its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, elected Arie Van Wyk, Waldo, Wis., to its board of directors. Others elected to the board were Kirby Justesen and Bruce Neale; Dave Clark and John Skotzke were reelected. Officers elected were Gary Bromley, president; Dave Clark, vice president; Barry Herbert, […]

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