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CFA Elects New Board Members, Bromley Elected President

Mt. Vernon, Iowa (August 15, 2008) -- The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – a North American association dedicated to improving the quality and acceptance of cast-in-place concrete foundations – has announced the newest terms for its Board of Directors as well as a new President to direct its next two-year period.

During the CFA Annual Convention, held earlier this month at the Hyatt Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, the attending members elected Tom Brown of TJ Construction Unlimited Inc. in Ely, Iowa and Jerry Hoyer of Hoyer Poured Walls Inc. of Marysville, Ohio to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors.  In addition, Jim Rowe of Fastrac Foundations in Pittsburgh, Penn. and Amanda Morris of Herbert Construction Company of Atlanta, Ga. were re-elected to the Board for three-year terms.

Also at the meeting, Dan Bromley of ABI Corporation of Lee’s Summit, Mo. assumed the role of CFA President, replacing Brad Schrock of Westfield, IN.  Bromley had previously served and will continue to function as chair of the new Foundation Contractor Certification Program that successfully started during the same event in New Mexico. His plans for the Association over this next two-year period include extending the recognition of the certification program on a national level and seeing the benefits for contractor members of the CFA continue to increase.  These benefits would include opportunities for lower insurance rates, safety programs and management network groups among the already rich opportunities.

Bromley becomes the 23rd president in the rich history of the CFA and establishes the second father/son leadership. His father, Gary Bromley, was president from 1995-1996. Previously, Larry and Dave Clark became the first father/son presidential family, following Larry’s inaugural term in 1976-78 and Dave ‘s term from 1996-97. One other pair added to this history of lineage are Joe Carr, who served as President from 1993-95, and the current Past President (06-08), Brad Schrock, his son-in-law. The heritage of the CFA seen through the tenures of these gentlemen speaks of the passion held by the entire membership.

About the CFA

The CFA was established in 1974 for the purpose of improving the quality and acceptance of cast-in-place concrete foundations. Since that time, the CFA has transitioned to a network where foundation contractors can focus on building better businesses and improving the recognition of performance in codes and standards.  CFA provides promotional materials, educational seminars, opportunities for networking, and technical meetings for members throughout the U.S. and Canada involved in segment of the market now identified as Removable Concrete Forms (RCFs), walls produced by forming, placing concrete and then removing the forms of wood, aluminum or steel-ply.

The CFA represents the interests of its members and the industry on several code and regulatory bodies, such as ACI 332 the American Concrete Institute’s committee responsible for the creation of the "Residential Concrete Standard" and the International Residential Code (IRC) as well as concentrated efforts with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Portland Cement Association (PCA). The CFA produces industry-shaping documents including the CFA Standard for Residential Poured Foundations and the CFA Cold Weather Research Report. For more information about CFA, please visit www.cfawalls.org.