Flat hose, wind, lightning guides extend concrete pumping safety

Sources: American Concrete Pumping Associatin, Lewis Center, Ohio; CP staff The American Concrete Pumping Association has released Safety Bulletin: Use of Lay Flat Hose, plus updated Safety Guidelines for Wind Velocity and Lightning. The bulletin illustrates handling guidelines for using lay-flat hoses, which allow for improved flow control and lower placement rates than standard concrete boom tip hoses and suit…

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Producers, allies prepare Concrete Pipe Week messaging, outreach

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas The American Concrete Pipe Association will mark Concrete Pipe Week 2021, affirming the contributions of reinforced concrete pipe and precast to quality of life. The theme of this year’s event, August 15-21, is “Impacting Communities with the Resilience of Concrete Pipe,” a nod to ACPA members’ role in a community’s infrastructure, financial state,…

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NSSGA veteran O’Neill-Kaumo to replace ACPA CEO Voigt

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.  Laura O’Neill-Kaumo will assume the American Concrete Pavement Association president and chief executive officer posts on July 12, arriving from the American Council of Engineering Companies, Washington, D.C., where as chief operating officer she served engineers engaged in federal infrastructure work. Prior to ACEC, she was National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association senior…

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MANUFACTURERS – MARCH 2021

David de Garis will retire as branch manager of Columbia Concrete Block Machine Australia in July, capping a nearly four-decade career with Columbia Machine Inc., Vancouver, Wash. He will assist in a leadership transition over the next five months. Concurrently, Columbia Machine has appointed Nigel Butler to the new position of CCBM Australia general manager. He arrives with extensive experience…

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Concrete pavement contractors begin search for new association chief

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff The American Concrete Pavement Association is seeking a successor to retiring President & CEO Gerald Voigt, P.E., who will move to a non-executive role once a new staff leader is appointed. During his nearly 33-year tenure—more than half at the helm— the association has chartered the widely known and respected National…

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ACPA opens registration for 2021 Pipe School

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas The American Concrete Pipe Association will offer its 2021 Pipe School on a virtual platform, with half-day Technical sessions—Transportation, Sales & Engineering, Train-the-Trainer Tracks—running live, February 1-3, and Production Track sessions for ACPA members on demand throughout February. The annual program suits members, state or local transportation agency representatives, consulting engineers, contractors, subject…

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Pumping group makes inaugural training simulator endorsement

Vortex training simulator developer CM Labs cites release of the first concrete pump operator program of its kind. With curriculum developed in collaboration with the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), it ensures operators are proficient with using the remote-control box before being exposed to work site stress. The Concrete Pump Simulator allows operators to develop basic skills such deploying outriggers,…

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