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Committee Chair Memo ASA Membership Committee First and foremost, I would like to express ASA’s significant appreciation to all of the current, past, and future members who are by far the most important part of our Association. Without these individuals who have tirelessly given their time and experience, we would not be the voice in the shotcrete industry that we have become By Tom Norman today. Formed in 1998, ASA has gone through many changes as it has grown and adjusted to accommodate the shifting demands of the market and concrete industry. Throughout our 18 years as an association, ASA has continually looked to advance and reevaluate its role in the concrete construction industry to benefit its valued members. I invite you to consider joining this organization at a time of great opportunities for you and your company. Becoming an ASA Corporate Member provides great exposure for your company within ASA’s many marketing resources. Speaking of growing, last year alone (2015-2016), 44 new Corporate Members joined ASA. They knew the value and the return on investment that membership provides on a daily benefit. Membership is the first step, but the desire to help build the industry leads to service as an active committee member, where you have a voice in steering the direction regarding important topics in the shotcrete industry. This past year, we have had several new committee members join and many who have expressed interest. When you join ASA as a Corporate or Individual Member, your membership entitles you to join and actively participate in one or more of our committees. Our officers, Board of Directors, and committees help shape the organization’s direction and grow our visibility and involvement in the concrete industry. Committee membership also allows you and your company to gain exposure among your peers and across the industry. Membership and participation in ASA committees opens many networking opportunities to interact with top professionals in the shotcrete industry. You can meet them personally and chat with them one-on-one about new shotcrete techniques, current shotcrete jobs, shotcrete issues, and troubleshooting. ASA is a community of likeindustry contributors: engineers, OEM manufacturers, certified nozzlemen, project managers, superintendents, material suppliers, DOTs, educators, and students. We have a great collection of members—from new shotcrete crew laborers to the seasoned crew—all with the unified goal of advancing the shotcrete industry. Networking and information exchanges provide you the opportunity to share and learn what’s going on in the industry and in your region, brainstorm over issues and solutions that could benefit you or others within the organization, and help increase awareness of shotcrete as a preferred means of concrete placement in  appropriate applications. With ASA’s reputation in the industry, your membership in the Association will add credibility to your operations. ASA Corporate Membership exposes you to many opportunities to increase your customer base. Your company and specialty information will be listed in ASA’s Buyers Guide, both online and in hard copy annually. Corporate Members are allowed to include the ASA logo on their business letterhead, business cards, and website. You will also have the opportunity to respond to bid requests from the ASA Online Project Bid Submittal Tool. By doing so, you have access to new customers who require your area of expertise/specialty. As an ASA Corporate Member, you are invited to submit press release-type announcements for the Industry News and New Products & Processes sections of Shotcrete magazine at any time, have voting privileges at meetings and director/officer elections, submit entries for the annual Outstanding Shotcrete ASA Membership Committee Cathy Burkert, Chair | American Concrete Restorations, Inc. Randle Emmrich, Secretary | Coastal Gunite Construction Co. Dennis Bittner | The Quikrete Companies Patrick Bridger | King Shotcrete Solutions Michael Cotter | Consultant Oscar Duckworth | Valley Concrete Services Mason Robert Guarino | South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas Inc. Joe Hutter | King Shotcrete Solutions Jake Ipema | American Concrete Restorations Tom Norman | Airplaco Equipment Company Ryan Poole | Consultant Raymond Schallom III | RCS Consulting & Construction Co Inc. Ted Sofis | Sofis Company Inc. Lee Taylor | National Gunite Inc. Marcus H. von der Hofen | Coastal Gunite Construction Co. Ezgi Yurdakul | GCP Applied Technologies 4 Shotcrete • Spring 2016


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