Industry News

Double-Digit Growth at World of Concrete 2015

Dallas, Texas – February 10, 2015 – Celebrating 41 years of industry excellence, World of Concrete 2015  exceeded expectations across the board. The signature event for the concrete industry drew 55,779  registered professionals, up from just over 48,000 in 2014, and featured more than 1,459 companies exhibiting across more than 675,000 net square feet of space, an increase of more than 100,000 net square feet from 2014 .

Mack to Offer GuardDog® Connect Uptime Support for Concrete Pumpers

GREENSBORO, NC (Jan. 26, 2015) – In an effort to simplify service needs for customers in the highly demanding concrete pumper application, Mack Trucks now offers specialized Uptime support. Mack® GuardDog® Connect, its integrated telematics solution, will be standard on Mack TerraPro® concrete pumper models ordered as of April, making it the first such proactive support service available in the trucking industry for pumper applications.

Mack Announces Booth Lineup for World of Concrete 2015

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 22, 2015) – The spotlight will shine brightly on Mack Trucks’ famous Bulldog at World of Concrete 2015, Feb. 3-6 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Each of the five trucks featured in Mack booth C-5203 proudly wears a gold Bulldog, indicating a fully integrated Mack® Pedigree powertrain.

            Mack truck models featured in the booth will be:

Schwing Announces 2015 Training Schedule

Schwing has announced its 2015 service seminar schedule, which has been divided into different levels to appeal to a wide audience of concrete pumping professionals. The four-day seminars are held at Schwing’s dedicated training facility in White Bear, Minnesota, and include multi-media training aids and hands-on troubleshooting. Students also receive a training manual on CD-ROM, along with a printed copy.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Reorganizes Customer Support Group

Putzmeister America, Inc. has reorganized its customer support group into two divisions: Putzmeister service and technical support (PSS), which will be headed by Doug Brunet, and Putzmeister parts sales (PPS), which will be headed by Eric Zimmermann.

The reorganization is a result of an expanding spare parts business, as well as Putzmeister’s commitment to providing outstanding service to its customers, helping to extend the life of their equipment and providing for ease of operation.

Alliance Concrete Pumps Adds Jack Lusty as Regional Sales Manager

Alliance Concrete Pumps is pleased to announce the addition of Jack Lusty as regional sales manager, effective December 1, 2014.

Jack will be responsible for sales efforts in the following states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida.

Bringing extensive knowledge of the concrete pumping and ready mix industries, Jack was most recently employed by Schwing America, Inc. as regional manager for their ready mix products and concrete pump division serving the Midwest, Eastern and Southeast regions.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Unveils New Service School Facilities at Wisconsin Headquarters, Announces 2015 Schedule

In conjunction with the announcement of its 2015 service school lineup, Putzmeister America, Inc. is delighted to unveil its updated education facilities. Putzmeister invested considerable time and money to refresh the space to better accommodate its ever-growing service school program.

To create a more welcoming atmosphere, the facilities have been redone with new flooring, a fresh paint job and all new furniture. Attendees will also now be better equipped for the course with updated product diagrams and hands-on learning tools.

Autocar Announces Redesigned Website

Autocar, a leading American-owned manufacturer focused on severe-duty trucks, has expanded the reach of its customer support and service via a completely redesigned website—

Putzmeister America, Inc. Launches Spanish Website

Putzmeister America, Inc. has unveiled its first ever Spanish website. The new The new site offers extensive content that will provide Spanish-language website visitors and customers with information on Putzmeister’s latest developments, products and services.

Dennis Ahal Receives ASCC Lifetime Achievement Award

Dennis C. Ahal, past president, American Society of Concrete Contractors, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASCC on September 18, 2014 at the organization’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado. The Lifetime Achievement Award is ASCC’s highest honor, acknowledging recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC.

Ahal was president of ASCC from 1997 to 1998. He has also served on the technical review, liaison, nominating and administrative committees and led the organization’s first strategic planning process.