ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

ACI Greater Michigan Chapter News

  • Monday, March 11, 2019 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with great honor to serve as the 2019 ACI Greater Michigan Chapter President.  ACI has helped further me as an individual in the concrete industry.  It was in 2014 that Dave Evangelista came to me and said I was nominated to become a board member in 2015.  I was unsure exactly what that meant, but I am happy to report that it means a wealth of industry networking, education, and the formation of lifelong friendships.  

    We are very grateful to ACI National for granting us access to their facility after hours to host our monthly educational dinner meetings.  Without them we would have a lot more work involved with less return.  Vicki Rogers schedules all of our food catering and works very closely with our board to ensure success at each meeting.  We have had a higher average meeting turnout since moving our location to ACI in Farmington Hills.  

    I would like to thank Past President John Perry and long time past board member Tony Johnson for paving an excellent path for not only myself, but the rest of the board.  We would not be in the current state we are in without their help.  Tony has gone above and beyond for years to make sure the the Greater Michigan Chapter has excelled beyond expectation and has been our hard bargainer to get the job done.  

    We have some exciting events planned in addition to our regularly scheduled dinner meetings.  Please pay attention to our website and your email for announcements about our Detroit Tigers game and Golf outing which have both become annual events.  We also have a very unique venue for our annual meeting this year, which will be held at the Ford Piquette Plant in Detroit.  We hope to see you all there!

    If you are thinking about joining ACI or wondering what ACI can do for you, please make a stop at headquarters, contact a local board member, attend one of our dinner meetings (the food is always great).  I am confident that after my time as President, I will always remain involved with ACI and particularly the Greater Michigan Chapter.  This organization has truly helped shape who I am in the concrete industry.  

    Christopher Carnacchi 

    ACI Greater Michigan Chapter 

    2019 President

  • Friday, March 08, 2019 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations!!  Your chapter has been named an ACI Outstanding Chapter for 2018.

    This program was initiated to recognize chapters that have attained a high level of achievement in chapter activities. Your chapter can take exceptional pride in having reached this level since only 13 ACI chapters are receiving this award for 2018.

    The award will be announced during ACI’s 2018 spring convention at the Opening Session in Quebec City, Canada on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Québec City Convention Centre, room C-200C.  If a representative from your chapter plans on attending the convention they must be registered for the convention in order to attend the Opening Session.

  • Thursday, October 04, 2018 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I want to take a moment to thank all of those who participated in and/or sponsored our 10th annual golf outing!

    This year we were down a little from our norm but we still had 67 golfers (75 registered).  If i can speak for those who were there, I think we had another successful and fun outing.

    It was a great contest this year with a 3-way tie at a Score of 60 (-12).  The tie was broken by hole score.  Congratulations to our winners

    • 1st Place: Team 9A, Score 60, Won by birdie on hole 17
      • Mike Livernois, Greg Carnaghi, and Dan Edgar
    • 2nd Place: Team 6A, Score 60, Won by par on hole 17
      • Chris Burrer, Harry Sauve, Jason Green, and Greg Skiba
    • 3rd Place Team 4A, Score 60, Won by par on hole 8
      • Steve Carnacchi, Chris Carnacchi, Kevin Shorr, and Milo Esenstein
    • Closest to the Pin #3 - Tom McCurry Jr.
    • Closest to the Beach Ball #17 - Dave Brown
    • Longest Drive #8 - Matt Kretz

    It was sure nice to see many of you that I don't see often!  Here are some links to our sponsor lists and group photos.

    Link-  Team Photos:

    Link - Sponsor:

    Thanks Again!

    - Dave Evangelista (Secretary, ACI Greater Michigan Chapter)

  • 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 (Administrator)

    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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