January 2018

Well I hope that everyone made it through the holidays safe and enjoyed Family and Friends. 2018 is a new year and I for one am looking forward to hearing everyone’s success stories from 2017 and the success’s to come in 2018. There seems to be a general consensus that 2018 is going to see an upswing in the construction industry. In conversations that I’ve had, everyone seems to be very positive, this is great to be hearing, Economy is booming!!

We have set some dates for ACI Testing and Lunch Presentations. Please visit our events section for information and dates. As always we welcome any input on categories that you would like to see covered. Please feel free to contact any Board Member with your ideas. Speaking of the Board, we would like to Welcome Pete Schedel of CME as the new Rochester Membership Chair. Pete will work on getting Rochester Members signed up to ACI WNY.   We as a board have had lengthy discussions on getting more of a Rochester presence in the WNY Chapter and hope the Rochester Market will support Pete and sign up for memberships. We would also like to welcome Joshua Broad to the position of Program Chair. Josh will help in getting programs set up for future topics. The board welcomes both of you and appreciate your time and input. If any member would like to be part of the Board, please feel free to contact anyone of us.

The Awards Banquet is coming up fast. A tentative Date has been set for May 18th @ the Seneca Niagara Casino. The Awards Format is different this year, there is a $$$$ Price for top entry and a chance to go National!!! Please review the application on our events page and get those entries in to any board member.   We look forward to seeing you all there and enjoying the fruits of our labor, in the projects that were completed.

I hope you all survive this COLD WEATHER and as always, Thank You for your Support and be Safe!!!

Stephen G. Riggi


Letter from the Secretary

October 30th

So, I’m kind of new around here. I’ve been working for Upstate Rebar as their outside sales rep for almost three years now. And two years ago I was invited to an ACI lunch and learn that opened so many new doors for me. Not only was I in a room of current and potential customers, I was learning so much about concrete, the industry and how we can all help each other succeed and grow in our business. So when I learned about the opportunity to serve this organization as Secretary I jumped at it!

My first official order of business was to do what I do best, THROW A PARTY!! Friday December 1st the ACI of WNY will be hosting a FREE meet and greet happy hour starting at 3pm, with lots of food and beverages at RIVERWORKS, located at 359 Ganson St. Buffalo, NY 14203. Come join us! Meet your loyal ACI board members old and new! We look forward to seeing you there.

Danielle Bickel

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March 20th 2018 Lunch and Learn

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February 22nd Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn February 22nd, 12pm Protocol Restaurant 6766 Transit Rd, Amherst, NY 14221 $25.00 Member cost / $35.00 Non Member Cost Click here to register Adhesive Anchor Installer and Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector SIK200 - 1 hr. - Adhesive Anchoring with...

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