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Executive Director Update Shotcrete” and “Shotcrete for Repair and Rehabilitation.” The task group is also considering a format for student presentations that may be slightly different than presentations geared toward practicing engineers and specifiers. The task group hopes to have their work completed before the Philadelphia meeting after holding web meetings to review and agree on content. New Brochure Task Group—This task group, comprised of Marketing Chair Joe Hutter and Publications Chair Ted Sofis, is meeting at the ASA offices in Farmington Hills, MI, in early August to develop new brochures for ASA. Complimentary brochures are available to corporate members with annual membership renewal, and handed out at our trade shows and seminars. We’re working toward producing several shorter brochures targeted toward particular markets (including new construction, repair/rehabilitation, pool and recreational, and underground), rather than the rather lengthy current brochure that attempts to cover everything. It is hoped that these targeted brochures would provide our members with a more costeffective promotional tool for the industry. Tradeshow Monitoring and Assignments—The Board recently approved improving our monitoring and accountability for exhibiting at tradeshows such as World of Concrete. The upcoming exhibit at the AREMA convention in Orlando, FL, at the end of August is the first tradeshow that falls under this policy. Cathy Burkert has volunteered to be the ASA member lead for the show. Frank Townsend, Marcus von der Hofen, and Dennis Bittner have volunteered to help staff the booth. We hope that with the increased documentation of the various aspects of the exhibits (cost, traffic, and leads), we can give the Marketing Committee more data to make decisions on future trade show participation. Executive Committee—The Executive Committee meets monthly by web meeting and actively monitors our Association’s status. This includes finances, meetings, exhibits, certification, committee activities, and all other ASA activities. Additionally, the Executive Committee has a sharp focus on moving the Strategic Plan forward. With that, we’ve seen a significant increase in our ASA member involvement between our twice a year face-to-face committee meetings. Thanks to all who participated on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, committees, and task groups. Your active member participation is the key to getting our strategic goals realized, moving ASA forward, and advancing the safe and proficient placement of shotcrete in the industry. Gary Carlson Equipment Rental Your trusted source for wet and dry shotcrete equipment is fully stocked for both rental and sales ***National Service*** Gary Carlson Equipment Co. Rentals - Sales - Service - Delivery 1380 County Rd C West, Roseville MN 10720 Mankato St., Blaine MN Phone 763.792.9123 Allentown Shotcrete Pumps and Guns Putzmiester Shotcrete Pumps Sullivan Air Compressors and Tools Chemgrout Mixers Pumps and Plants Reed Shotcrete Systems Pumps and Guns Colidal Mixers Shotcrete • Summer 2016 7


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