CFA News and Member Press Releases

The CFA maintains an archive of news articles and press releases published by the Concrete Foundations Association and its member organizations.

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The CFA is excited to see the amount of media coverage concrete foundation technology has received recently. Follow the link below to read articles from other organizations and industry magazines.

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Recent CFA news and press releases:

October 15, 2009
CFA Announces Call for Entries for 2010 Projects of the Year Awards
The Concrete Foundations Association has announced the call for entries for the “2010 Projects of the Year” Award.
September 22, 2009
New Spectra Precision Theodolite from Trimble Features Dual-sided LCD
The DET-2 is a rugged, cost-effective digital electronic theodolite that provides accurate horizontal and vertical angle measurements for general construction applications. The versatile instrument is easy-to-use when turning angles and setting elevations and lines.
September 22, 2009
New Trimble Spectra Precision Grade Lasers Feature Wireless Remote Control
The versatile lasers are rugged, cost-effective and can perform three types of jobs for the construction contractors—level, grade, and vertical alignment with plumb.
September 18, 2009
CFA Presents Robert D. Sawyer Distinguished Service Award to Barry Herbert
The CFA recently presented its highest honor, the Robert D. Sawyer Distinguished Service Award to Barry Herbert at the CFA Annual Summer Convention held July 30-August 1.
September 9, 2009
Concrete Contractor’s Top Products of 2009 Announced
Concrete Contractor, the leading business information resource for concrete contractors, announced today the Concrete Contractor’s Top Products of 2009. Top winners are recognized by readers based on interest and inquiries over the past year.
August 24, 2009
Trimble Introduces Digital Pen Solutions for Construction Contractors
Designed specifically for the construction contractor, the Trimble Digital Pen Solutions provide the simplicity of working with pen and paper with easy conversion to digital data by using a dockable digital pen.
August 24, 2009
Trimble Introduces the New Excavator Depth Display System
Designed for compact equipment including backhoes, mini-excavators and smaller excavators, the new DDS300 system provides dynamic depth display to improve the accuracy and productivity of trenching, excavating and grading operations.
August 24, 2009
Trimble’s AllTrak System Manages Construction Assets, Reduces Loss
With accurate tracking information about asset usage, contractors can increase their efficiency while confidently managing acquisition, maintenance, and eventual retirement of their tools, equipment, and other portable assets.
August 24, 2009
Trimble Expands its Construction Layout Portfolio
Using Trimble construction layout solutions, contractors can increase point layout productivity and accuracy while reducing rework and project expenses.
August 19, 2009
Distributors Can Benefit from Bilco’s stakWEL® Window Well System
For distributors, providing home builders, remodelers and contractors with products that can increase the value of their projects is always a good business strategy.
July 22, 2009
Schwing Announces New S 36 SX with RZ4 Placing Boom
The new model can place concrete at distances of more than 118-feet vertically and 104-feet horizontally.
June 30, 2009
CPMA to Discontinue Publishing CPMA 27-2000 Safety Standard
The Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association will stop publishing its Safety Standard CPMA 27-2000 as of June 10, 2009.
April 29, 2009
Trimble Introduces New Rugged Green Beam Laser System for Interior Construction
The automatic, self-leveling HV301G laser offers exceptional versatility and superior green beam visibility for increased productivity in a wide variety of horizontal, vertical and plumb applications.
April 29, 2009
Bilco Introduces New and Improved Window Well System
The Bilco Company has enhanced its stakWEL® Window Well System, a modular system of units that are stacked together to accommodate virtually any foundation depth
Yahoo Finance :: April 8, 2009
Pulte Homes agrees to buy Centex in $1.3B deal
Pulte Homes Inc. has agreed to buy Centex Corporation in a deal that will create the nation's largest homebuilder.
March 30, 2009
Trimble Introduces Economical Laser System for General Construction
Trimble has announced the new Spectra Precision® Laser LL100 Laser Level. The laser is a rugged, cost-effective horizontal laser used for a variety of general construction elevation control applications.
March 29, 2009
American Concrete Institute Announces New Oficers for 2009
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its new president, vice president, and four board members last week during the ACI Spring 2009 Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
March 16, 2009
The Bilco Company Appoints New International Sales and Marketing Manager
The Bilco Company, manufacturer of specialty access products for commercial and residential markets, has named Kent Nichols to the position of International Sales and Marketing Manager.
March 12, 2009
American Concrete Institute Releases 2009 Edition of Manual of Concrete Practice
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce the release of the 2009 edition of one of its best-selling publications, the Manual of Concrete Practice (MCP).
December 24, 2008
EPA Proposes Rule Imposing Stricter Stormwater Standards on Construction and Development Activities
Proposed guidelines would require contractors, developers, and others conducting land-disturbing activities to implement specific minimum best management practices for erosion control, sediment control, and pollution prevention.
December 19, 2008
CertainTeed Backs High-Quality Building Products with Redesigned Website
With the launch of CertainTeed Corporation’s redesigned website building professionals are only a click away from a vast array of product information, technical resources and continuing education programs, as well as new tools to drive new business leads.
December 16, 2008
Trimble Announces Keynote Speakers for International User Conference
Trimble announced today the keynote speakers for its International User Conference—Trimble Dimensions 2009.
September 29, 2008
Trimble Sets Date for International User Conference in Las Vegas
Trimble announced today that it will hold its International User Conference February 23-25, 2009 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
September 19, 2008
The Bilco Company Offers 2008 Residential Products Catalog
The Bilco Company, a manufacturer of basement access and improvement products, has announced the availability of its 2008 Residential Products Catalog.
August 28, 2008
CFA Elects New Board Members, Bromley Elected President
The CFA has announced the newest terms for its Board of Directors as well as a new President to direct its next two-year period.
August 18, 2008
CFA Announces Call for Entries for 2009 Projects of the Year Awards
The Concrete Foundation Association has announced the call for entries for the “2009 Projects of the Year” Award, formerly known as the “Basement of the Year”.
August 18, 2008
CFA Presents 2008 Contractor of the Year Award
The Concrete Foundation Association 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.
August 5, 2008
GE Money and Certainteed Construct New Consumer Finance Program
GE Money today announced a multi-year agreement with CertainTeed, North America’s leading manufacturer of interior and exterior building products, to provide consumer financing through select contractors nationwide.
July 28, 2008
Concrete Brackets adds CCB-1600 to Patented Concrete Foundation & Footing Bracket System
Concrete Brackets, LLC announces the introduction of their new CCB-1600 Concrete Footing Bracket. The CCB-1600 bracket was developed for heavy duty applications and designed to save more then 50% savings in time, labor, and, material during the setup and stripping of foundation forms.
July 28, 2008
Concrete Brackets adds CCB-2000 to Patented Concrete Foundation & Footing Bracket System
Concrete Brackets, LLC announces the introduction of their new CCB-2000 Footing Bracket. The CCB-2000 was developed for single faced sidewalk/ slab applications and designed to save more then 50% savings in time, labor, and, material during the setup and stripping of foundation forms.
July 12, 2008
Putzmeister America, Inc. Debuts New Telebelt® Model at CONEXP0 2008
Putzmeister America, Inc.’s new Telebelt® TB 600 truck-mounted telescopic belt conveyor was designed with civil contractors in mind and meets high volume demands.
July 10, 2008
CFA Mourns Passing of John Skotzke
It is with great sadness that the CFA informs you that John Skotzke, founder and owner of John Skotzke Concrete Construction Inc., passed away on July 5, 2008, with his family by his side.
July 9, 2008
American Concrete Institute Announces New Publications
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications to educate and inform industry professionals on the newest concrete-related information and technology.
June 30, 2008
ACI Foundation and Charles Pankow Foundation Team Up to Deliver Practical Solutions to the Concrete Industry
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce the recent partnership between its ACI Foundation and the Charles Pankow Foundation with the purpose of delivering innovative, commercially viable applications for the design and construction of concrete buildings.
June 5, 2008
CertainTeed Corporation Supports Habitat for Humanity’s 2008 Home Builders Blitz
CertainTeed Corporation joins building industry professionals across the United States in support of Habitat for Humanity’s second national Home Builders Blitz
May 10, 2008
Western Forms Acquires Solid Wall Systems
Western Forms and Mercedes Homes are pleased to announce Western Forms acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Solid Wall Systems.
April 28, 2008
Concrete Foundations Association Announces Availability of Concrete Facts Online
The Concrete Foundations Association has announced the availability of Concrete Facts as an e-magazine online. As part of CFA’s green and sustainable initiatives, the online version of the magazine is free.
April 10, 2008
Markovich Appointed Vice President of Durand Forms
The Board of Directors of Durand Forms has appointed Mark Markovich as
Vice President / General Manager effective April 1, 2008.
February 23, 2008
THERMOMASS Promotes Brad Nesset to National Sales Manager
Composite Technologies Corporation has announced the promotion of Brad Nesset to the position of National Sales Manager.
January 25, 2008
American Concrete Institute Announces its Spring 2008 Convention
This spring’s convention, with the theme “Design and Construction Compatibility,” is sure to please all ACI attendees with countless opportunities to view exhibits, attend meetings and sessions, network with concrete professionals from all over the world, participate in competitions, and of course, see the sights of beautiful Los Angeles.
January 22, 2008
Trimble Introduces New Wireless Data Controller for the LM80 Layout Manager
The solution incorporates a new controller and office software for real-time two-way data transfer between the project design team in the office and the general and concrete contractors at the job site to increase efficiency and productivity.
January 22, 2008
CertainTeed to Exclusively Represent Platon Air Gap Waterproofing Membrane
A tough, durable, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) air gap membrane, marketed as CertainTeed Platon in the U.S., the product provides superior wall, flooring, and underslab moisture control protection for all types of foundations, and isolates living spaces from damp concrete walls and floors.
January 4, 2008
CertainTeed® Reaches New Heights in Unique Silo Renovation Project
CertainTeed(R) building products reached toward the sky last year in a unique renovation of two silos on Carlton Island in the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York.
December 6, 2007
Western Forms Creates New Partnership with B.E.P. Forming Systems, Inc.
Western Forms Inc has created a new partnership with B.E.P. Forming Systems Inc, previously headquartered in Fayetteville, Georgia. The newly formed entity, B.E.P. Forming Systems, L.L.C. will be headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
November 26, 2007
Monarch Manufacturing Hires Summers as new VP of Sales and Marketing
Monarch Manufacturing, Waukee, IA, announces the appointment of Dan Summers to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Summers has over thirty years of experience in the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors of the building products industry.
November 15, 2007
Malisch to Receive Coveted National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Award
Ward R. Malisch, Senior Managing Director of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), will be awarded the 2008 Richard D. Gaynor Award, presented by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).
November 5, 2007
CFA Announces Call for Entries for 2008 Basement of the Year Awards
The Concrete Foundation Association has announced the call for entries for the 2008 Basement of the Year Award.