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Committee Chair Memo ASA Membership Committee By Tom Norman Formed in 1998, ASA has gone through participation opportunities at the Annual Membership Meeting many changes as it grew and adjusted to and committee meetings, as well as be invited to participate in accommodate the shifting demands of the and Chair the various committees. You will find that growing market and industry. After 15 years, ASA is in ASA’s community also provides opportunities to grow and again looking to reevaluate its role in the gain exposure within the communities you serve. shotcrete industry as evidenced by many Grow in Influence: Enjoy opportunities to participate in things, including a reorganization of com- the organization’s direction and gain exposure among your mittees. As newly appointed Chair of ASA’s peers and across the industry. As an ASA Corporate Member, recently formed Membership Committee, I invite you to con- you can submit items for Industry News and New Products & sider joining this organization at a time of great opportunities. Processes sections of Shotcrete magazine at no charge, have Becoming an ASA Corporate Member today gives you the voting privileges at meetings and Director/Officer elections, opportunity to grow. submit entries for the annual Outstanding Shotcrete Project Grow in Awareness: ASA Corporate membership exposes Awards Program, and more, as outlined on ASA’s website. you to many opportunities to increase your customer base. Grow in Advantages: Take advantage of discounts on ACI Your company and specialty information are listed in ASA’s Nozzleman certifications and education as well as all ASA Buyers Guide, both online and in hard copy. You’ll be able products. A recent addition to Corporate Member benefits to include the ASA logo on your business letterhead, business includes a complimentary copy of ASA’s new Safety Guidelines cards, and website. for Shotcrete—a valuable resource for contractors as well as a Grow in Business: Members have the opportunity to marketing tool for manufacturing firms. respond to bid requests from the Online Project Bid Submittal These are just some of the benefits that you receive directly Tool. By doing so, you have access to new customers who as a member of ASA. However, ASA’s mission to inform and require your area of expertise/specialty. educate the industry is freely available to all. ASA provides a Grow in Community: Be a part of a community of like wealth of resources to help you in your business to commu- industry contributors. Networking and information exchanges nicate the benefits of shotcrete to your clients. You may access provide you the opportunity to share and learn what’s going this information or link directly to our website, whyshotcrete. on in the industry and in your region, brainstorm on issues and org, to help you promote shotcrete. ASA also offers FREE solutions that could benefit you or others within the organiza- AIA-accredited seminars to your engineers, architects, and tion, and help increase awareness of shotcrete as a viable means specifiers to help communicate shotcrete’s benefits as well as of concrete placement. You’ll have additional networking and specification resources to those in the position to specify shotcrete. ASA’s many developing programs include a Shotcrete Inspector’s program to inform those whose jobs are to maintain the high quality of work that builds on the increas- ingly good reputation of shotcrete-specified projects. But these all require your help, expertise, and support. Membership allows this to happen and brings long-term value to your busi- ness and ultimately the industry. For questions or additional information about ASA (http:// shotcrete.org/membership/index.htm) and the ways in which you can grow with us, please contact me at tnorman@airplaco. com. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of ASA as well as this new committee. Tom Norman, Senior Production Manager at Airplaco Equip- ment Company, has been named ASA’s Membership Committee Chair. A member since ASA’s inception, his goal as Chair is to bring awareness of ASA’s existence to the industry and encourage growth in membership. 4 Shotcrete • Summer 2014


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