ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

ACI Greater Michigan Chapter News

  • Friday, September 15, 2017 6:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I am proud to be able to serve as ACI Greater Michigan Chapter President for 2017.  Prior to 2012 when I was asked by past president Ruben Ramos to join and participate on the ACI Chapter board, my experience with ACI was limited to technician certification / training and referring to ACI standards. I was not aware of the breadth of the expertise within the Chapter membership and the varied ways that the Chapter strives to serve membership and give back to the industry. 

    To begin, I would like to thank Russell Bennett for his contributions and service to the industry as the 2016 Chapter president. At the time of this writing, the Chapter has an active diverse membership of 208 owners, engineers, architects, educators, students, contractors and material suppliers. 

    Monthly dinner meetings are held throughout the year to facilitate networking, maintaining professional relationships and development of new relationships. Each meeting also includes educational opportunities, technical presentations, recent project overviews and case studies intended to provide our membership opportunities to continue learning about new processes, materials, products and projects in our ever-changing industry. We aren’t all business; social activities this year include the Tigers Game in June and golf outing in September and annual meeting in December, which will feature a Cirque du Soleil show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

    In 2014 I also had the privilege of attending the ACI international officers training in Farmington Hills with fellow Vice President John Perry and Past President Russell Bennett.  The training illuminated the variety of products and services that ACI International offers to the membership, and insight regarding the challenges and opportunities realized by ACI Chapters throughout the United States and throughout the world.

    A highlight of 2017 was the ACI Concrete Convention and Exposition that was held in Detroit on March 26th–30th, 2017.  The convention had near-record attendance, and provided an opportunity for all attendees to experience ACI committees and the processes that are used to develop ACI resources and standards, learn about technical developments in the industry and hear case studies and project overviews from around the world. A highlight was the Concrete Mixer held at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn.

    Finally, I am especially thankful for the relationships that I’ve developed with our board and Chapter membership and look forward to doing my part toward continuing the decades-long tradition of service to the industry with the ACI Greater Michigan Chapter.

    William J. West

    ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

    2017 President  

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:55 AM | Anonymous member

    It is an honor for me to serve as the 2016 ACI Greater Michigan Chapter President.  Four years ago I took the opportunity, provided by past president Tony Candiloro and the board, to participate in shaping the direction of the Chapter by becoming a first year director.  During these past four years, I have expanded my understanding of our chapter and all the great things we can offer to our members and the industry.  The Greater Michigan Chapter currently serves approximately 200 members made up of owners, engineers, architects, educators, students, contractors and material suppliers.  We typically hold seven dinner meetings each year where we get together to discuss and learn about the advances in concrete, while enjoying a meal and catching up with friends and colleagues.  We also host several fun events each year including the Tigers game in June, the golf outing in September and the annual dinner meeting in December, which with fingers crossed may be at Joe Louis Arena this year.

    I would also like to take a moment to address the ACI Concrete Convention and Exposition that will be hosted in Detroit on March 26th-30th, 2017.  This rare opportunity will give our members throughout the country the ability to learn more about ACI International and the committees that create ACI resources and guides.  If you can’t get away for the whole convention, please visit us on Contractor’s Day, Tuesday March 28th, as we will be showcasing some of the exciting construction projects that are reshaping Detroit. 

    In closing, I would like to thank our 2015 President, Chad Nienhaus, and the board for all their contributions last year.  We were once again awarded Outstanding Chapter for 2015, in large part to Chad and everyone’s efforts.  I would like to extend a very special thank you and best wishes to Chad for all his hard work serving the Greater Michigan Chapter over the years.  As you move on with your career and family, know that you will always be welcomed and missed. 

    I look forward to continuing the traditions and growth of this great organization in 2016 and hope to see everyone soon!

    Russell Bennett

    ACI Greater Michigan Chapter


  • Monday, June 27, 2016 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beginning today, June 27th, you can get your up-to-date ACI GMC news right here !

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