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Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter Seeks Executive Director

The Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter is seeking an executive director. The Chapter Executive Director serves as chief paid executive, recommending and participating in the formulation of new chapter policies, and making decisions within existing policies, as they have been approved by the Chapter’s officers and Board of Directors. 

The Chapter Executive Director plans and organizes chapter activities to assure that its objectives are attained, plans are fulfilled, needs are met and provides leadership for economi­cal, productive, and forward-looking market and membership growth programs.   Click here for additional information, which may be found in the formal position description.

ConExpo-Con/Agg Highlights

Strong optimism about the economy was a common theme among many ACPA members and other attendees and exhibtors at ConExpo-Con/Agg earlier this month.

Representing ACPA at the construction industry’s triennial trade show and educational event were Lori Tiefenthaler, ACPA 2017 Chairperson, along with ACPA staff members, Jerry Voigt, Leif Wathne, Andy Gieraltowski, and Bill Davenport.  

During on-site visits with ACPA members, we had the opportunity to see new products and supporting technology resources, and of course, to hear positive reports about current economic outlook for the construction industry. Many equipment and materials members reported robust year-to-date sales of capital equipment and other products. Most also reported a sharp increase in orders and leads during the show.

Attendance at the five-day show was strong, according to show management, which reported almost 128,000 registrants.

“I think there is a noticeable difference in the attendees at this show, and the difference is their optimism,” said 2017 Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Chair Michael Haberman. “Optimism was on display throughout the show, and the traffic was excellent.”

In addition to visiting members at their booths,  and meeting with members and prospective members, ACPA also posted social media messages and photos of member’s exhibits.  Highlights of the social media blasts can be seen in the photo gallery below. 

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ACPA Names Winner of ConExpo Prize Drawing

Rick Harbaugh, PowerCurbers, Inc.

Congratulations to Rick Harbaugh, Product Support 3D/Machine Controls Specialist at Power Curbers, Inc. (an ACPA member), winner of ACPA’s 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg prize drawing.

Harbaugh’s name was selected at random from hundreds of visitors to ACPA’s booth at the triennial construction trade show.  The prize was a YETI® Hopper 30 portable cooler.

Save the Dates for ACPA’s Mid-Year Meeting

A rooftop bar is one of the features of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh. (Photo: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.)

ACPA is encouraging members, Chapter/State affiliates, and others to save the dates for the Association’s Mid-Year Meeting, which is scheduled for June 13 and 14 at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh.  Following the Mid-Year Meeting, ACPA’s Board of Directors will meet (by invitation only) on June 15.

In addition to two days of task force and business meetings, ACPA is also planning  networking and social activities, including a group outing to PNC Park to see a Pittsburgh Pirates (vs. Colorado Rockies) game.  The event is being arranged by ACPA Vice-Chairman Chuck Niederriter, Golden Triangle Construction Co., Inc.   

ACPA members and affiliates can secure hotel rooms now. Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $199 per night.  To reserve a room online, follow this link.  The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is Tuesday, May 23rd. 

Look for additional information, including event and hotel registration to be posted to ACPA’s website in early April. ACPA will also send email updates and reminders, and include registration information in the next ACPA TODAY newsletter. 

ACPA Adds Instagram as Communications Resource

ACPA has added Instagram® to the list of available digital communications resources.   Instagram is a mobile device application where people share stories through photographs and infographics and short descriptions.  

Instagram is a quick way of sharing information in real time with a growing universe of followers.  Instagram was launched for Apple devices in 2010, and added Android capabilities in 2012.   ACPA first tried the technology during the 53rd annual meeting in December, and based on the large number of responses, has been posting photos and short descriptions since then.

A number of ACPA members also are on Instagram now, which makes the app a popular way to share photos and information that reflect association activities, while also sharing images posted by member companies as well. 

For those interested in Instagram, the mobile app is available through the Apple App Store (for IOS devices) and Google Play (for Android devices).   Current users can find ACPA at: #Concrete_Pavement_Association/

Other digital resources ACPA commonly uses include Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube/Google Videos.

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