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Executive Director Update iners, Marc Jolin and Carl Baur, who conducted this large Speaking of opportunities for our corporate members, session professionally and efficiently. They also had the assis- I’ve also seen that after answering some of our technical tance of one of our future examiners, Michael Cotter, who inquiries, several specifiers and owners then went on to use certainly helped keep the session rolling and I’m sure learned our ASA Bid Request program. The Bid Request program a lot of the details required for a successful certification session. allows owners and specifiers to submit a bid request to ASA, We’ve added two new ASA/ACI examiners, Lars Balck and which we then forward to all of our corporate members. Ted Sofis. Congratulations to both and we look forward to Making the specifier or owner feel comfortable with ASA working with you on your future certification sessions around as a technical resource and also a conduit to qualified, expe- the world. rienced member companies helps confirm ASA is fulfilling One of the great things about my job is getting the tech- our commitment to the members and the industry. nical inquiry calls (or e-mails) that come in from engineers, Finally, the Executive Committee is taking our Strategic architects, owners, or contractors who don’t know much Plan, assigning committee responsibilities, and setting up about shotcrete, or those who think they know shotcrete but a monitoring system to track progress on our strategic goals. have some misconceptions on how shotcrete performs. It We will be holding web meetings with our committees seems every contact has a different issue, and being able to between the face-to-face meetings at the ASA Spring and analyze their problem, quickly respond, and raise their Fall meetings to assure committee agendas are moved knowledge about shotcrete is a rewarding feeling. Also, forward on a more timely schedule. We continue to make having the ability to quickly and efficiently address their major advancements with our programs and activities, and questions often makes it easier for a specifier to include the strategic plan is our roadmap for the future growth of shotcrete in their project and ultimately make more oppor- ASA, and acceptance of shotcrete as an equal (or superior) tunities for our members. to cast concrete. Gary Carlson Equipment Rental Allentown Shotcrete Shotcrete PumpsrPutzmiestePumps and Guns Your trusted source for wet and dry shotcrete equipment is fully stocked for both rental and sales ***National Service*** Chemgrout Mixers Pumps and Plants Sullivan Air Compressors Gary Carlson Equipment Co. and Tools Rentals - Sales - Service - Delivery Colidal Mixers 1380 County Rd C West, Roseville MN Reed Shotcrete Systems Pumps 10720 Mankato St., Blaine MN and Guns Phone 763.792.9123 Shotcrete • Summer 2015 7


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