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Have You Seen the Announcement?

ICYMI - earlier this week we announced the opening of registration for this year's Summer Summit, Golf Outing and Sporting Clays Tournament scheduled for late June in Cambridge, MD.

Don't miss out on the family-friendly (spouses and children are encouraged) networking event of the year!

More information is available HERE.

Upcoming Events
ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician Certification Exam
May 6, 2024
Written Exam takes place at the COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HARRISBURG WEST/MECHANICSBURG and the performance exam takes place at Barry Isett Mechanicsburg.
Concrete 101 (Mix Designs) - Roaring Spring, PA
May 9, 2024
New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
May 2024 Members Forum Meeting
May 9, 2024
Via Zoom
Sponsor Spotlight

About Our Sponsor - Cleveland Brothers

Cleveland Brothers originated from a landscaping contracting business started in 1937 by brothers Bob and Roy Cleveland. Over the years, Cleveland Brothers has grown significantly, diversifying its services and expanding its reach to 78 counties. Today, Cleveland Brothers’ President, Jay Cleveland Jr., is the third-generation family member to lead the family-owned enterprise​.

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company Inc. provides a comprehensive range of services and products, including new and used equipment sales, rentals, parts, and specialized support for various industries like construction, mining, landscaping, oil and gas and power systems. Notable for its commitment to quality and customer support, Cleveland Brothers offers advanced technology solutions and maintains a network of rental stores offering products from leading manufacturers. Their growth and enduring customer relationships can be attributed to foundational values of safety, integrity and commitment to excellence, which have been integral to their operations since its humble beginnings. With 29 convenient locations throughout Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland, Cleveland Brothers is focused on supporting businesses with equipment, parts, and service when and where they need it for the past 75 years.

For more information, visit www.ClevelandBrothers.com.

Upcoming Events
Concrete 101 (Mix Designs) - Harrisburg, PA
May 14, 2024
PEMA Building
NRMCA Low Carbon Concrete Event - State College, PA
May 15, 2024
Toftrees Resort & Conference
Concrete 101 (Mix Designs) - Clearfield, PA
May 21, 2024
PennDOT District 2-0
PennDOT News

PennDOT Announces New Position

PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration, Micheal Rebert, recently announce that Jeremy M. Hughes, P.E. has been appointed Assistant District Executive for Design in Engineering District 12-0, effective April 27, 2024.

Jeremy started at PennDOT as a Squad Leader in the Bridge Unit at District 12-0 in 2008. Since then, he has served as the Assistant District Bridge Engineer before being appointed District Bridge Engineer in 2018. Additionally, Jeremy took on the role of the Acting Assistant District Executive for Design in 2020 for four months and then the Acting District Executive in 2023 for two months.

Before coming to PennDOT, Jeremy worked for a decade on everything from municipal projects to civil work performed at windfarms for a consulting firm.

Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Toledo. He lives with his wife Bethany and their two nearly grown children near Masontown. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching a competitive robotics team, hiking, and bicycling.

Upcoming Events
Spring Environmental Community Meeting
May 22, 2024
Toftrees Resort & Conference
CANCELLED - Concrete 101 (Mix Designs) - Dunmore, PA
May 23, 2024
PennDOT District 4-0
Concrete 101 (Mix Designs) - Bridgeville, PA
May 28, 2024
PennDOT District 11-0
Workforce Development News

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Training for the Future

Penn College of Technology Continues to Learn about Sustainable Construction

On April 18, 2024, Susan Armstrong, PACA's Director of Specifications & Sustainability, had the opportunity to accompany a group of six Pennsylvania College of Technology Concrete Science students for a Nudura ICF Training. In all, 24 members of the construction industry attended the workshop.

This one-day training program teaches participants basic Nudura ICF installation skills for concrete homes and light commercial structures. Led by a certified Nudura installation specialist and experienced ICF installer, the program covered the installation process, working through common building scenarios that arise in the field, and an explanation of how Nudura accessory products help speed up the installation process.

Once the course is completed, a 70% or higher passing grade on a written test is the first step to becoming an officially trained installer.

The second step requires the student to complete two Nudura installations with the help of the local distributor. After the conclusion of the two projects, the distributor will complete and submit a Distributor Sign-Off form to Nudura, that will signify his/her status as an official Nudura Trained Installer to builders and code officials.

The resiliency of an ICF wall system comes from the steel-reinforced concrete core held in place by dual-sided continuous insulation. ICFs come in a range of core sizes for 4 to 12 inches of concrete to stand between you and the elements. When compared to traditional wood framing with only soft bat insulation and a wood frame as protection, insulated concrete form walls are far superior for long-term durability.

Upcoming Events
Concrete 101 (Mix Designs) - King of Prussia, PA
May 29, 2024
PennDOT District 6-0
CANCELLED - Reading Phils Young Leaders Event
Jun 7, 2024
Redner's Event Center at FirstEnergy Stadium
June 2024 Members Forum Meeting
Jun 13, 2024
Via Zoom
Members in the News

Groff Tractor Partners with Construction Angels

Groff Tractor is partnering with Construction Angels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance and grief counseling to the families of construction workers who have tragically lost their lives on the job. They also offer construction scholarship opportunities to qualified applicants, and additional scholarships to surviving children.

Groff Tractor will be holding its inaugural benefit golf tournament:

Monday, September 9th, 2024

Bluestone Country Club, 711 Boehms Church Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422

More information is available via the link below.


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