Industry News

ASCC Elects New Officers

ST. LOUIS, MO – Chris Plue, Webcor Concrete, San Francisco, CA, has been elected president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2017-2018.  Anthony DeCarlo, Cincinnati, OH; Chris Forster, Tustin, CA; Mario Garza, Southville, MI, were re-elected vice-presidents and Rocky Geans, Mishawaka, IN, was elected as a vice-president. Keith Wayne, Kannapolis, NC, was re-elected treasurer.  Tim Manherz, Houston, TX, was elected as a director and Bill Bramscreiber, Glendora, CA and Steve Lloyd, Rustburg, VA, were re-elected directors. 

Mack Donates Mack® Granite® Model to Benefit Concrete Industry Management Program

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 17, 2017) – To help support the Concrete Industry Management’s (CIM) educational programs, Mack Trucks donated a 2016 Mack® Granite® Axle Forward model to the 12th annual CIM Auction conducted during World of Concrete 2017. All auction proceeds will go toward the development and support of CIM’s educational program.

Mack® mDRIVE™ Transmissions Gain New Performance, Safety Features

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 17, 2017) – Mack Trucks introduced today Mack®mDRIVE rolling start and auto neutral, two new features designed to improve the jobsite performance and safety of trucks equipped with Mack’s mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD automated manual transmissions. Both features are standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions. Mack made the announcement at World of Concrete 2017 in Las Vegas.

Schwing Adds Product Marketing Specialist

Dan Prill, a new addition to Schwing’s marketing staff, brings considerable experience to the position, having served in a similar capacity prior to joining a leading manufacturer of concrete pumps in North America. “Dan is an accomplished veteran of business-to-business communications, with proficiency managing customer relations software,” states Tom O’Malley, Schwing’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Putzmeister America Releases New Boom Pump QuickStart Video

Putzmeister America, Inc. has introduced a new instructional video for operators of its next generation of boom pumps. The informational video features the company’s training manager, Alan Woods, detailing the operation, maintenance and special features of both new 36Z-and 56Z-meter truck-mounted concrete boom pumps.

ATLAS GmbH Announces Irving Equipment LLC AS Exclusive Crane Importer and Primary Distributor for the U.S.

ATLAS GmbH is pleased to announce their recent contractual agreement with Irving Equipment, LLC, located in Tiffin, Ohio, who is now the exclusive importer and primary distributor for ATLAS Cranes in the U.S. market. All products will be sold through authorized ATLAS representatives. This deal will allow for full distribution of ATLAS crane products through dealers, as well as some direct sales. Additionally, Irving will offer work-ready truck and crane packages they have assembled in the Tiffin facility.

Putzmeister America Adds Brian Kent as Parts and Pipe Technology East Coast Sales Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Brian Kent as East Coast sales representative for the company’s parts and pipe technology divisions. In the role, he will support Putzmeister’s distributors on the East Coast and work with them to serve parts and pipe customers.

With 20 years of experience in the concrete and materials pumping industry, Kent most recently conducted field training and pump support for a concrete pumping company in Pennsylvania. There, he operated pumps to install self-leveling cements and trained others on pump operation safety. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran.

Schwing Expands Boom Inspector / Welder Team

In response to increasing customer demand, Schwing America is pleased to announce the addition of two field boom inspectors, Steve Leath and Kyle Smith. Growth in boom inspections is the result of more machines in service and the growing awareness of work site safety. Leath and Smith joined the Schwing team and have become fully certified to the newest Schwing inspection and welding criteria, which are so critical to ensure proper procedures for safety and the preservation of equipment value.

Putzmeister America Names Holger Thiel Director of Operations for its Concrete Transit Mixer Division

Putzmeister America, Inc. has named Holger Thiel director of operations for the company’s concrete transit mixer division. In the role, he will ensure high quality and production standards in all manufacturing facilities, and work to continually enhance the mixers in conjunction with the engineering and sales teams.

Schwing Announces 2017 Training Service Seminar Schedule

Schwing has announced its 2017 service seminar schedule, offering more choices to appeal to a wider audience of concrete pumping professionals. In addition to intermediate training for operators/mechanics and advanced training for mechanics, the company will offer an SP school focusing on the stationary pump line. The 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 service manual on CDROM, along with a printed copy of the training manual.