Industry News

ConForms Hires New Chief Operating Officer

For nearly 50 years, Construction Forms, Inc. has been a leader in the development and manufacturing of concrete pumping systems and accessories. The company was founded in 1969, with the goal of engineering and producing a complete line of concrete pumping systems and accessories for the rapidly growing concrete pumping market.

Putzmeister Names Felipe Hrdlicka Parts Sales Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean

Putzmeister America, Inc. has named Felipe Hrdlicka as parts sales manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. In his new role, he will oversee parts sales for 19 countries in the region.

With more than 12 years of industry experience, Hrdlicka has worked for Putzmeister for the past seven years in both sales and service. He most recently served as technical director in the service department at Putzmeister Brazil. Prior to his time with Putzmeister, he worked for the exclusive Putzmeister dealer in Brazil.

Schwing WOC Reception Enjoys Loyal Attendance

Joined by industry leaders including customers, association executives and vendors, Schwing America’s Monday night reception prior to World of Concrete 2017 saw a large turnout. “We built on last year’s success, and pre-orders suggest a strong 2017,” reported CEO Bill Murray, who addressed the crowded ballroom. Murray took the opportunity to thank everyone in the room for their loyalty and to introduce some new Schwing employees who were attending the show for the first time.

Putzmeister Adds Jay Lee as Senior Vice President of Sales & Service

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Jay Lee as senior vice president of sales and service. Lee will work closely with the company’s sales and service teams to define future strategies, which will ensure Putzmeister continues to provide an outstanding level of products and services in the industry.

OSHA Fines Increase

Can You Afford to Pay OSHA 78 Percent More? According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), inflation can be defined as the overall general upward price movement of goods and services in an economy.

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 Dealer Awards at WOC 2017

Schwing announced the Stationary Pump Dealer Sales Awards at the 2017 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. The SP line includes concrete pumps with outputs to 118 cubic yards per hour. Units are sold with electric or diesel power (including Tier 4), mounted on skids, trailers or trucks. The top three dealers for the SP line were honored at the Schwing reception held on the Monday prior to the show. First place went to Redwood Empire Concrete Pumping Equipment, Santa Rosa, California. The second-place award was given to Gordy’s Equipment of Broward, Inc., Pompano Beach, Florida.


NBIS Increases Expertise within the Concrete Pumping segmentKyle Rask, NBIS

Atlanta, GA - NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc., the industry leader in specialty construction insurance, is pleased to welcome Kyle Rask to the Company, where he will assume the position of Concrete Pumping Program Manager.

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.