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| INDUSTRY NEWS United States and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. In addition to equipment, Airplaco keeps a well-stocked warehouse of parts, accessories, and finishing tools. Airplaco has a long history of selling throughout the world and the CE designation plays a key part in expanding business in Europe. “We are very excited to officially be CE Certified because it shows the dedication to quality we take in our manufacturing process and allows us to formally respond to the high demand of inquiries we receive,” remarked Ken Segerberg, Vice President Sales of Airplaco. Airplaco is currently finalizing distribution relationships throughout the European Union; in the meantime, all international inquiries regarding Airplaco Gunite Machines should be directed to Todd Ferguson, International Sales Manager, at (513) 824-8344. About Airplaco The Airplaco Equipment Company began business in 1947 and has been a leader in construction equipment manufacturing since the beginning. Airplaco specializes in the design and manufacturing of grout pumps, wet-mix shotcrete machines, and dry-mix gunite machines. Airplaco also carries and sells a full line of parts, accessories, and finishing tools for various construction industries. Airplaco is a division of Mesa Industries, Inc., a family-owned corporation with diverse operating divisions across multiple industries. CONCRETE 2029 CONTINUES BUILDING TO THE FUTURE Spearheaded by the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and facilitated by the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC), Concrete 2029 continues development as a strategic initiative to develop a vision and roadmap for the future of the concrete construction industry. This initiative was launched 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. The last workshop, held prior to SDC Technology Forum #41, took place on May 22, 2017, in Dallas, TX. The meetings summarized work accomplished since initiation of the program a year ago and focused on issues such as defining and improving in-place concrete quality, increasing workplace productivity, and improving industry promotion and perception. Participants acknowledge that a clear vision and excellent strategy are vital for the concrete construction industry to thrive in the future. SDC and ASCC continue to build broad support for the Concrete 2029 initiative. About ACI Foundation The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated nonprofit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. 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 research of new concrete technologies; and the Scholarship Council, which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships. 70 Shotcrete | Spring 2017 www.shotcrete.org


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