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Putzmeister America, Inc. Names Sebastian Vidal President and CEO of Putzmeister Mexico

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Sebastian Vidal as president and CEO of its new operation in Mexico. As head of Putzmeister Mexico, a division of Putzmeister America, Vidal will be responsible for overseeing the establishment of a manufacturing plant based in Monterrey, Mexico, located approximately 125 miles from the U.S. border.

New Schwing Separate Placing Boom Brochure

Schwing has published a new brochure featuring the company’s line of separate placing booms for mounting on most any structure for high volume placement hundreds of feet from the pump. The 12-page brochure covers applications and advantages of the Schwing exclusive octagonal masts, including mounting choices and specifications. Schwing manufactures three separate placing boom sizes—28, 35 and 37-meters—as well as truck-mounted concrete pumps with detachable placing booms, the S 39 SX and S 41 SX.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Adds Kevin Brost as Technical Services Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Kevin Brost as a traveling technical services representative responsible for responding to customer requests for equipment service worldwide. In the role, he also will be conducting new machine in-service and operator training.

With more than 13 years of experience in the concrete industry, Brost was most recently involved in sales, operator training, and field service while working for a Putzmeister Telebelt® dealer. He also has experience with operations and maintenance.

Ed Lothamer Receives Tom Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime ACPA supporter and 43-year veteran of the concrete pumping industry, Ed Lothamer was given the Tom Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award by Schwing. The award ceremony took place at World of Concrete 2014 in Las Vegas. Lothamer is only the eighth recipient of the Tom Anderson award honoring outstanding contributions to Schwing America and the concrete pumping Industry. Lothamer was a principal in Concrete Placement, Inc.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Establishes Putzmeister Mexico

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the establishment of Putzmeister Mexico, a division of Putzmeister America, which will include a manufacturing plant based in Monterrey, Mexico, located approximately 125 miles from the U.S. border.

“Creating a division of Putzmeister America in Mexico has been a goal of ours for a long time,” said Dave Adams, Putzmeister America’s president and CEO. “The central location of this division and manufacturing plant will allow us to better serve our customers in Mexico and throughout Latin America.”

Schwing Hires New Regional Manager in Latin America

Schwing America has hired a new regional manager for South America. Octavio Perdomo Berdugo will represent the company’s line of concrete pumps, truck mixers, recyclers and batch plants in South America except for Brazil, where Schwing has a manufacturing plant. He replaces Jorge Beals who served for five years in the position.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Recognizes Top Distributors at 2014 World of Concrete Trade Show

Putzmeister America, Inc. recognized three of its top domestic distributor partners with its annual Distributor of the Year awards at a special VIP event in Las Vegas during the 2014 World of Concrete trade show.

Pioneer Concrete Pumping, Inc. won Domestic Spare Parts and Pipe System Distributor of the Year; Thomas Concrete Machinery, Inc. won Domestic Thom-Katt Distributor of the Year; and Walker Equipment Company won Domestic Mortar Machine Distributor of the Year.

2014 Board Members Named for American Society of Concrete Contractors

Scott Anderson, Keyston Structural Concrete, LLC, Houston, Texas, has been elected first vice president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2014. Rocky Geans, Mishawaka, Indiana; Chris Plue, San Mateo, California; and Thomas Zinchiak, Woodbine, Maryland were re-elected as vice presidents. Keith Wayne, Kannapolis, North Carolina was re-elected as treasurer; and William Bramschreiber, Glendora, California; Steve Lloyd, Forest, Virginia; and Scott Winkler, Hamilton, Ohio were re-elected as directors.

Pipe Technology Now Part of Westflex Inc.

Westflex Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pipe Technology, Inc., a 33 yearold Los Angeles-based fabrication and distribution company specializing in concrete pump hose, fittings, pump parts, pipes and accessories. Pipe Technology was founded in 1981 by Denis Lootens and is a major national supplier to the concrete pumping industry. “I have enjoyed developing new products, especially for the small line pump community. Westflex will continue to serve the many friends I have made in the industry,” says Lootens.

Mack Showcases Application Excellence at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014

GREENSBORO, NC (Feb. 24, 2014) – Mack Trucks today revealed the Mack® models which will be showcased at the upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 show in Las Vegas. Mack will display 10 vehicles, built to meet the rigorous demands of construction applications.
The following Mack vehicles can be found in Mack booths no. 60416 indoors and no. 5113 outdoors at the Las Vegas Convention Center:

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