ACA members are comprised of Producer and Associate members. Numerous changes have been made in recent years to develop ACA into a more efficient, stronger voice for the ready mixed concrete industry. This has been accomplished to a great degree by strengthening and adding to our committee system, by encouraging more of our members to involve themselves in the operations of the ACA, by opening the ACA office and through the formulation of a Governance Structure and Strategic Plan.

If you have any questions about ACA membership please contact ACA.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

CONCRETE PRODUCTION FACILITIES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Adapted from the National Ready Mix Concrete Association to meet the requirements of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA A23.1), this program is a prerequisite for producer membership, and ensures that plants, equipment, and raw materials are maintained to a level capable of producing quality concrete. This program is one of the cornerstones of ACA.

We seek to have our certification program specified as a tool for consultants and government authorities to ensure the concrete products they specify can be produced, and to put all ready mixed concrete producers on a level playing field. The NS Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, the NB Department of Transportation, the NB Department of Supply and Services, the NL Department of Works Services and Transportation, the NL Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, the PE Department of Transportation and Public Works, the cities of Fredericton and Corner Brook, and other specifying authorities, have written into their concrete specifications that concrete supplied for their projects must come from an ACA certified facility.

SEAL OF QUALITY CONCRETE

This is a supplementary program to the Concrete Production Facilities Certification Program and allows producers to qualify for a certificate which indicates their further commitment to the quality and consistency of their products.

FINANCIAL BENEFITS
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ACA members will receive 10% all work and safety clothes. Contact the ACA office to receive your cards.

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OFFICE 
ACA first opened its own office in late 1995. The generous financial support of the cement companies through the Cement Association of Canada (CAC), Shaw Resources, and the Stevens Group, as well as the commitment by the Association to become a stronger, more effective organization, led to this venture.The ACA office is located on 3845 Joseph Howe Drive on the 3rd floor. Drop in and visit us!

MARKETING
This most important program, fundamental to the ongoing success of ACA, is a proactive, multi-media diverse approach to promote the producer and associate members, products available from producers, and those messages from the ready mixed concrete industry which will raise the level of awareness about concrete usage in the Atlantic Region.   

ORGANIZATION
Numerous changes have been made in recent years to develop ACA into a more efficient, stronger voice for the ready mixed concrete industry. This has been accomplished to a great degree by strengthening and adding to our committee system, by encouraging more of our members to involve themselves in the operations of the ACA, by opening the ACA office and through the formulation of a Governance structure and Strategic Plan. Click here for information on some of our more active committees.

ACA POLICIES

Members First Policy

The Board of Directors unanimously reaffirmed ACA's position that all members should support their producer and associate colleagues through the purchase of goods and services, whenever possible. Members should always be given an opportunity to quote, at the very least.

ACA promotes this policy publicly, at special events, through various mailings and the Ready Mix News. The development of loyalty among members through supplier-customer relationships strengthens ACA, builds members' businesses, and provides greater purchasing power for members.

Recommended Quality Management Practices Policy

Instituted by ACA in 1998, and guided by a policy steering committee, the objective of this policy is to improve product quality control by members during the process of manufacturing concrete, and especially during final mixing, discharge, and placing.

The policy emphasizes No customer-added materials, and a dedication to quality end results. Although this policy is currently recommended, members are encouraged to adopt it as a standard course of operations. There may be a gradual transition to making this a mandatory policy.

OTHER SERVICES

Insurance Services
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Promotional Literature
Designed and produced by ACA to promote its key products and programs, is readily available to members. Promotional and technical literature distributed by the Canadian Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Cement Association of Canada is also available through the Association.

Opportunities for Socializing & Fellowship
ConAtlantic - Annual General Meeting and Convention usually held in February or March is rotated to centers around the region and occasionally to a warmer climate location. The AGM features the Annual Errol Praught Memorial Hockey Game between producer and associate members, a Casino night, a luncheon with invited guests from the local construction industry and business community, the President's Dinner & Dance, Associates' Exhibits featuring display tables and product presentations, information sessions, interesting speakers, awards, Spousal program and an outside event like bowling, curling or skiing.

Golf Tournament
Our Annual Industry Golf Tournament for members, clients, and friends of ACA, is held in September, and includes a reception, barbecue, prizes, and full day of "best ball" golf. This event provides members with an opportunity to entertain their customers, meet their supplier associates, and reward their staff for a job well done.

Summer Family Fun Weekend
Summer Board Meeting and Family Fun Weekend, usually held on the 2nd or 3rd weekend of August each year, and is rotated to one of many beautiful Maritime resort hotels. This annual event provides lots of fun and entertainment, golf, family functions and a barbecue, for young and old alike.

Decementfest
The Association closes off the year with our annual Decementfest; an excellent networking event for our membership and key partners.

Regular Meetings
Board Meetings, held at least quarterly, are open to all ACA members, and are opportunities to exchange views about the affairs of the Association and meet members from across the region. Members are welcome to contact the ACA office to be included in the ACA Minutes email list.

News & Events

The Atlantic Concrete Association hosts an array of educational initiatives, social events and networking opportunities for its members and the industry.

Check out upcoming industry events and training workshops. You can also register online by visiting our events page.Search Now

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