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Industry News Airplaco and Gunite Supply Announce Launch of New Combined Website Airplaco Equipment and Gunite Supply, specializing in the design and manufacturing of grout pumps, mining equipment, and wet- and dry-mix gunite machines, is pleased to announce the launch of their new website, located at www. airplaco.com. The new website has a clean uncluttered design and improved functionality for ease of use. The website was designed to meet the requirements of an increasingly digital customer base and can be viewed on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices without loss of functionality. The new website will merge the current Airplaco site with the existing Gunite Supply site into one easy and central location. Additionally, the new website will have a customized eCommerce store allowing customers a new method of purchasing parts and accessories; the refreshed store is more customer-oriented and offers the ability to routinely reorder parts and accessories more efficiently as the site can store previous customer orders. “We are very pleased with the redesign of Airplaco’s website,” said Ken Segerberg, Director of Sales at Airplaco. “The functionality of the new site makes it easy for our customers to navigate, research equipment, and purchase accessories and parts. We’re excited to have our customers explore all of our products in one convenient location.” Concrete 2029 Continues Building to Future Spearheaded by the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and facilitated by the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC), Concrete 2029 was recently launched as a strategic initiative to develop a vision and roadmap for the future of the concrete construction industry. “The motivation for this endeavor is to secure the future of the concrete construction industry by getting in front of issues such as the misconstrued image of concrete, code struggles, loss of market share to other building materials, declining productivity, and a shortage of workers in concrete construction,” opined Bev Garnant, Executive Director, ASCC. The initial workshop, held prior to SDC Technology Forum #39, took place on May 10, 2016, in San Antonio, TX. The meetings focused on issues such as defining and improving in-place concrete quality, increasing workplace productivity, and improving industry promotion and perception. Presentations included: • The Misconstrued Image of Concrete; • Consequences of Poor Design; • The Owner’s Mindset; • What Must Happen to Improve Productivity; and • Attracting and Training the Right People. Participants acknowledge that a clear vision and excellent strategy are vital for the concrete construction industry to thrive in the future. With this in mind, SDC announces Concrete 2029’s second workshop, which will further define and prioritize the goals to populate a roadmap for the concrete construction industry. “The industry has pulled together to identify the trends that are affecting it,” stated Doug Sordyl, Managing Director of SDC. “Continued vigilance and unified industry action can turn our challenges into an immense opportunity.” Concrete 2029’s second workshop will be held on September  7, 2016, in Salt Lake City, UT, preceding SDC’s Technology Forum #40. Registration information for Concrete 2029, as well as the May workshop speaker presentations and agenda, are available at www.concretesdc.org. The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Three councils make up the ACI Foundation: the Strategic Development Council, committed to accelerating technology acceptance within the concrete industry; the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the CCS is an official dealer for REED pumps! We sell all shotcrete/gunite supplies— hoses, pipe, nozzles, clamps, reducers, materials, etc. CCS can handle all your specialty shotcrete projects, and we have ACI Certified Nozzlemen on staff. Nebraska Office: (855) 752-5047 | Illinois Office: (618) 476-7224 E-mail: sales@ccsgrouponline.com Website: www.ccsgrouponline.com Shotcrete • Summer 2016 71


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